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Read QxMD article alerting and current awareness app

by Niamh Walker Headon on 2022-01-27T16:01:59+00:00 in Technology, Citations, References | Comments


Read by QxMD provides a single place to keep up with new medical and scientific research.  It is an app and web service that operates like a personal awareness service. 

READ by QxMD allows users to set up alerts to any journals indexed in PubMed and titles subscribed to by the HSE. 

When logging in with your elibrary account [OpenAthens] users can set up a personal awareness account and access full-text articles from HSE Journals of their choice sent to their device. They can access articles in full-text pdf format, save articles for reading off-line, annotate, highlight, or share with colleagues via email, Twitter, and Facebook.

What it means for staff:

  • Better access –indications when the full-text is available and faster retrieval of the full-text through integration with NHLKS holdings.
  • Boosted clinical quality improvement- this e-resource can disseminate important research that supports quality improvements initiative.

What it means for librarians:

  • No need to manually send out TOC’s to staff. Just sign staff up for the app/web service
  •  It will increase the usage of e-resources 
  • It’s a great way of promoting new resources.
  • Provides another avenue for users to discover and access research.
  • Access to Analytics: provides data-driven insights into the education needs of medical and health staff.
    • Highlights the usage data of the community.
    • Showcases which journals are being accessed the most and which are being requested for access.

A more detailed video demo is available here

Read by QxMD are hoping to put  CME/CPD accreditation into place next year via their parent company Medscape worldwide.

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