Social Media for Clinicians Recap

By Robin O’Hanlon, MIS

Our Social Media for Clinicians workshop took place on Thursday, February 16.  Attendees received an overview of current uses, benefits, risks and best practices for social media use in clinical practice, with particular emphasis on maintaining HIPAA compliance. Dr. Gali Halevi, MLS, PhD, Chief Director, MSHS Libraries (pictured below) then provided demos on key social media tools for clinicians including Doximity & Twitter, as well as tips to maximize social media impact. Thank you to everyone who attended for the thoughtful discussion and participation.

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We will be offering Social Media for Clinicians again on Monday, March 27, 12:30pm-1:30pm at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Visit our registration page for more information. 


Lunch and Learn a Success!

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On September 19th, a group of faculty and staff met in the Levy Library for the first in a monthly series of Lunch and Learn sessions sponsored by The Icahn School of Medicine Instructional Technology Team and the Institute for Medical Education (IME).  The speaker was Kenny Chu, Senior Director, Information Technology, IT Security. His topic was “New Institutional Guidelines: Cloud Computing/IT Security”.  Chu covered security topics relevant to the Icahn medical education community relating to cloud computing, including new cloud services use guidelines, different types of cloud services, and encryption.  Members of the audience asked a number of questions, as well as making some helpful observations.  Read more

Mendeley: Free and Easy PDF Management and Social Networking

Mendeley logoAre you looking for a better way to manage PDFs and share references with your colleagues?  Levy Library is holding our first Mendeley class on March 26.  Mendeley is a free desktop and web-based program that combines reference management and social networking to help researchers stay on top of an increasing number of PDFs and to work collaboratively with their colleagues.  Mendeley operates in PC, Mac and Linux environments and links with Microsoft Word and OpenOffice.  Register and check it out! 


Attention Facebook Users: Become a Fan of the Levy Library

The Levy Library now has a Facebook page!  If you have a Facebook account, please consider becoming a "Fan" of the Levy Library.  So, why does the library have a facebook page, you ask?  Basically, we just want to put the library "out there."  If you search facebook for Mount Sinai School of Medicine, you will now see the Levy Library’s page at the top of the results.  And… we’re looking for more fans!  If you have any questions, please let us know.   

Attention Facebook Users: Display MEDLINE publications in Profile

If you are a Facebook user you may be interested in a new Facebook application: Medline Publications. This allows you to list your MEDLINE publications in your Facebook profile.  It automatically searches MEDLINE for your name and finds your articles.  Cool!  It looks like this in your profile:

Medline_3 On a different note, if your article is in BioMedCentral, you can post the article to your Facebook profile using the ‘post to’ menu next to any article.  Social networking in action!  If you are a scientist, clinician or student using one of these applications in Facebook, we’d love to hear what else you’re using.