NLM's director, Patti Brennan, speaks at HSI Grand Rounds on Friday, April 13

Submitted by jo on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 2:09pm

Dr. Patricia Brennan, Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), gave a moving and energetic presentation on "NLM: A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health" (Strategic Plan, 2017 - 2027) Dr. Brennan spoke of the National Library of Medicine as the “instigation engine” for knowledge and research, and provided vivid examples of the role Data-Powered Health will play in the future of patient care.

“NLM is poised to address the challenges laid out since its inception — not by building a single service to address each one, but by knitting together the best of several services to efficiently and effectively advance health and biomedical discovery through information." --Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, NLM Director

Dr. Brennan stressed that by “looking at care from cell to society” will significantly augment and empower the overall relationship between patient, treatment, and science. By introducing FAIR Data (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) the NLM is positioned to initiate “Data as an active part in people’s health lives.”

Relaying major points from the NLM Strategic Plan, Dr. Brennan focused on all the participants needed to energize the NLM’s efforts to mount a campaign of enhanced engagement. She also introduced specific goals and challenges facing the present and future of Healthcare, such as identifying the proper communication vehicle: Does it presently exist, or does the future hold more than Instagram, Facebook or Twitter currently provide?

“A library is only as effective as the users it reaches. Smart community engagement is therefore critical to assuring NLM’s resources most effectively reach our wide range of audiences — from librarians to researchers and clinicians, from teenagers to their parents, from policymakers to healthcare professionals.”  --NLM Strategic Plan


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This Friday, at Health Science Informatics Grand Rounds, National Library of Medicine (NLM) director, Patti Brennan, will speak about NLM's newest strategic plan: "NLM: A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health".

Date: April 13, 2018

Time: 12:15pm-1:15pm

Where: 2024 E. Monument Street, 2nd Floor auditorium, in the back

NLM's Strategic Plan 2017-2027

NLM Strategic Plan with Patti Brennan at JHU's HSI Grand Rounds