IHSL has changed some aspects of its homepage and added new links. Prominently displayed front and center are the main search tabs that appear on the Main Library homepage. Searching the catalog, an article database and the A to Z list is now available directly from the IHSL homepage.
You will also notice new icons on the bottom left of the page. The “NIH” icon links directly to the home page of the National Library of Medicine, a department within the National Institutes of Health. The National Library of Medicine offers healthcare providers and the general public many helpful databases with current health related information. The “NN/LM” icon links to the homepage of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Regional Medical Library (RML). The IHSL is designated as Idaho’s NNLM Resource Library. As a resource library for Idaho, the IHSL assists the NLM and the RML with improving access to health information for Idaho residents and healthcare providers.
IHSL has added a new link to our homepage on the column to the left. This new link, Healthcare Provider Resources, connects directly to the LiLI.org webpage that offers multiple free resources for healthcare providers in the state of Idaho. These resources are available due to state funding through the Idaho Commission for Libraries. For access, a City and Zip Code are required. Once you supply your information, you can complete searches.
Beginning October 1, 2013 until March 31, 2014 those Idahoans who do not have health insurance through their employer or through a government program such as Medicare or Medicaid may sign up for health insurance through the Idaho Health Insurance Exchange now called “Your Health Idaho”. At this website, yourhealthidaho.org, there will be several plans offered. Idahoans can shop and compare to determine the plan that most suits their needs. Stop by the IHSL on the 3rd floor of ISU Library where there are informational handouts to help with this new program being implemented by the Affordable Care Act.
The Idaho Health Sciences Library is supporting Idaho’s Health Insurance Literacy Week by providing a link on our webpage to valuable websites that have information that will help consumers answer many questions concerning the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. We also have prepared a display containing many helpful handouts for the ISU community and the general public. This information will help consumers decide if they qualify for benefits under the Affordable Care Act, and also help them evaluate the various programs available. Visit our display located on the 3rd floor of the ISU Oboler Library at 850 S 9th Ave, Pocatello.
IHSL hours will now be year round Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. when the Main Library is open. If staff are not available during these times, please call or email.