Minnesota Electronic Health Library (MeHL)

We envision a healthier Minnesota by providing all Minnesotans with 24/7 access to evidence-based, clinical care information. 

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The Minnesota electronic Health Library will support:

  • Equal and integrated access to evidence-based health information across the state
  • Recruitment and retention of Minnesota's rural health providers 
  • Workforce development and lifelong learning
  • Patient engagement and informed decision-making

This will result in:

  • Improved health outcomes
  • Reductions in health disparities
  • Lower health care costs

What is the need?

Today’s evidence-based, clinical care resources deliver up-to-date information in an easily accessible format. Such value added online resources are not freely available. Their high cost means that the majority of our state’s health care providers, educators, students and researchers, our librarians, and our state’s 5 million citizens do not have access to the information they need to support their work and training, or to promote patient engagement and informed decision-making.

Why support MeHL?

Minnesota’s leadership has made a commitment to improving the health of all Minnesotans through its health reform initiatives.

Equitable access to clinical health information is an essential aspect of health reform, and therefore a statewide responsibility. As a key piece of the emerging health care infrastructure, support for MeHL must be shared with many entities across the state, including health professionals and educators, and public, hospital and academic librarians.

With a shared understanding that an informed community is a healthy community, let’s build support for MeHL and ensure the continued health of our state. We need your support to make MeHL happen.

For more information, contact:

Janice Jaguszewski, MSLIS
Director, Health Sciences Libraries
j-jagu@umn.edu
612-626-7039