Through the eyes of the Informationist: Identifying information needs of the Breast Imaging Service at a tertiary medical center specializing in cancer Journal Article


Authors: Derosa, A. P.; Gibson, D. S.; Morris, E. A.
Article Title: Through the eyes of the Informationist: Identifying information needs of the Breast Imaging Service at a tertiary medical center specializing in cancer
Abstract: The information services offered by Embedded Librarians over the years have led to the more modern - and domain knowledge-specific - role of the Informationist. A 10-point questionnaire was developed and used to interview 12 attending physicians and three fellows chosen at random. The participants are either on the research track (n = 3) or the clinical track (n = 9). A two-part schematic was also created to capture more detailed feedback about the information needs and information-seeking behavior of clinicians regarding patient care (clinical) and research activities. Bibliographic management tool use and time-related factors were also captured in the interviews and written schematics. The role of the Informationist is an emerging, yet valuable one to assigned clinical groups. Clinician's knowledge-base, current awareness, productivity, and evidence-based care can be improved by use of Informationist services. © The Author(s) 2016.
Keywords: clinical medical librarian; bibliographic management; embedded librarian; health information databases; informationist
Journal Title: Health Informatics Journal
Volume: 23
Issue: 3
ISSN: 1460-4582
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.  
Date Published: 2017-09-01
Start Page: 208
End Page: 217
Language: English
DOI: 10.1177/1460458216642505
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 27146841
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Notes: Article -- Export Date: 5 September 2017 -- Source: Scopus
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  1. Elizabeth A Morris
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  2. Donna Gibson
    16 Gibson
  3. Antonio P DeRosa
    34 DeRosa