Did you know?  

The majority of our state’s health care providers, educators, students, researchers, patients, and caregivers do not have access to evidence-based health information. This is the information needed to support work and training, and promote patient engagement and informed decision making.

Currently, professional-level health information is only available through costly licenses from publishers and cannot be found for free on the web. Effective health care requires access to reliable, high quality health information for everyone.

MeHL Can Help

MeHL will provide equal access for all Minnesotans to evidence-based health information to include: point-of-care tools, prescription drug references, and full-text medical books and journals.  This will advance health and health care in the state as:

  • Health providers everywhere will have equal access to quality information.
  • Educators will have the same 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 informed decision making and engagement.
  • Caregivers will be better prepared to manage the health needs of their loved ones.

About MeHL

The Minnesota Electronic Health Library (MeHL) would bring 24/7 health information to all Minnesotans to create a healthier Minnesota. MeHL would benefit providers, patients, students, and caregivers.  The health information in MeHL would include:

  • evidence-based research
  • point-of-care tools
  • full-text medical and nursing books
  • full-text medical and nursing journals
  • prescription drug references

Learn more about MeHL & how you can become involved

For more information, contact:

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

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