HLTH 718 Evidence Based Management Practices in Healthcare: Agenda and Takeaways


Agenda, Takeaways


Evidence based management in Healthcare

Guest presenter: Dr. Boateng CHST librarian



  • Question: Have you used AI/ChatGPT?  Were you satisfied with the results?
  • Question: Where do you search for medical and health related information?
  • Something to think about: Impact of Information, Information Overload, Publishing trends, What to trust
  • Medical published literature systematic review concept movement during the  1970's. '80s, 90's - Main Influencer Archibald Cochrane a Scottish doctor, Cochrane group-committees, systematic review process, terminology, Knowledge syntheses (umbrella term) includes systematic review and other emerging types of information reviews, etc.

Infoguide tabs:

  • Fulltext Article Access: IDS – interlibrary loan free service, library apps called MORE and more@rit
  • Types of publications and content
  • Access to scholarly information: databases, Google Scholar, Summon-Library webpage gray box, *government analysts' research reports
  • Handling search results: filters, alternative keywords, concept searching*, Web of Science database- most cited research paper sort function.
  • Frame your search before you begin:  PICO method, Keywords/Concepts
  • Journal Article Example:  Scoping versus Systematic review  https://doi.org/10.1186/s12874-018-0611-x 
  • Article Title: Systematic review or scoping review? Guidance for authors when choosing between a systematic or scoping review approach - example excerpts:"Systematic reviews in healthcare began to appear in publication in the 1970s and 1980s ......Scoping reviews are a relatively new approach to evidence synthesis......conduct scoping reviews instead of systematic reviews where the purpose of the review is to identify knowledge gaps, scope a body of literature, clarify concepts or to investigate research conduct....scoping reviews may also be helpful precursors to systematic reviews and can be used to confirm the relevance of inclusion criteria and potential questions"
  • DEMO - Citing with ZOTERO(citation management software)
  • CONTACT:  aabwml@rit.edu or  Zoom Appointment calendar: https://rit.libcal.com/appointments?u=60948

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