Webinar | Why Medical Librarians Are Critical to High-Quality Clinical Evidence Assessments

October 20, 2020


Are your clinical research needs being met successfully? At times, it may be challenging to locate the most relevant and detailed information you need because it’s hidden or hard to find. With so many web resources and databases to choose from, you may feel like searching for information is a time consuming and frustrating task– especially when you want quick access to the most accurate and up-to-date information.

In the following webinar, you will learn how ECRI’s expert team of master’s-level medical librarians support clinical evidence research needs. They are highly skilled in searching and accessing databases and evaluating the results. The team uses techniques developed over 25 years of locating the best available clinical evidence, supporting literature, regulatory information, and safety data for clinical evidence assessment requests by ECRI clients.

How can we help simplify your organizations’ ongoing research demands? It’s simple. Think of the ECRI medical librarian team as your expert searchers. They are skilled at culling resources that may not be obvious to the casual searcher. For instance, a current focus is on utilizing a variety of new research tools for COVID-19 literature and requests. We will also cover how the team has developed a series of reports and position papers that are hosted on the publicly-available ECRI COVID-19 research center.

Webinar highlights

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Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the role ECRI’s Medical Librarians play in the clinical evidence assessment process and the unique skills they bring to challenging research situations
  • Discover the strategies and protocols they use to identify the best evidence
  • Review the resources consulted for ECRI’s rapid review reports
  • Learn about new research tools ECRI has incorporated to address COVID-19

Agenda & Speakers

Laura Koepfler, MLS

Assistant Director, EPC/Clinical Evidence Assessment Information Center

Megan Nunemaker, MSLS

Information Specialist

Jesse Munn

Associate Director, Clinical Evidence Assessment