Minnesota Electronic Health Library (MeHL)

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

Need

Effective health care requires access to reliable, high quality health information. Evidence-based clinical care resources are only available through costly licenses, limiting access to individuals at Minnesota’s large, urban health care systems and academic institutions. This means that the majority of our state’s health care providers, educators, students, researchers, patients, and caregivers do not have access to the information they need to support their work and training, or to promote patient engagement and informed decision-making.

Solution

MeHL will provide equal access to evidence-based clinical care information for all Minnesotans. This will advance health and health care in the state as:

  • Health providers will have equal access to quality information that can be leveraged to address health disparities.
  • Rural health providers will experience the benefits of quality information, supporting workforce development within health professional shortage areas.
  • Educators will have a shared set of resources to train our state’s future healthcare workforce.
  • Health professions students will benefit from consistent and uniform access to information throughout their training and into practice.
  • Patients will have tools to support engagement and informed decision-making.
  • Caregivers will be better prepared to manage the health needs of their loved ones.


Action

Contact your legislators to let them know the important role that MeHL would play in your life. Ask for their support of MeHL as part of the University of Minnesota’s “Healthy Minnesota” biennial budget request.

We need your support to make MeHL a reality!

For more information, contact:

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