About Clinical eCompanion

Using Clinical eCompanion

All resources used in Clinical eCompanion are free and from reliable sources. See “Free Resources in Clinical eCompanion.”

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Overview

Clinical eCompanion was developed by librarians at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System, with funding from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region. The project development team conducted research to explore the feasibility, usability and validity of the point-of-care information tool for use by primary care providers in answering real-time clinical questions. Participants found Clinical eCompanion to be current, relevant and complete.

The project team presented the results of their work at Mosaic ’16, the joint meeting of the Medical Library Association (MLA), the Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliotheques de la sante du Canada (CHLA/ABSC), and the International Clinical Librarians Conference (ICLC); 2016 May 13-18; Toronto ON:

Wessel CB, Dahm JJ, LaDue J. Clinical eCompanion: development of a point-of-care information tool.

Clinical eCompanion is now jointly managed by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region and the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System.

Contact Information:

Do you have questions or comments about Clinical eCompanion? Would you like to schedule an online training session for your practice or library? Please contact:

Kate Flewelling, Health Professions Coordinator
Clinical eCompanion Project Manager
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region
University of Pittsburgh
Email: flewkate@pitt.edu
Phone:412-624-3336