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    December 6th, 2016LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    EBSCO Health Resources Outscore Competitors for POC Disease/Drug Reference in KLAS Clinical Decision Support 2016 Report
    ~ DynaMed™/DynaMed Plus® and Nursing Reference Center Rated Highest by Healthcare Providers ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — December 6, 2016 — Two EBSCO Health clinical resources were the top performing point-of-care reference tools for disease/drug reference in the KLAS Clinical Decision Support 20161 report. KLAS, a research firm that specializes in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors, found that DynaMed™/DynaMed Plus® and Nursing Reference Center™ were the top performing disease reference tool, leading in nearly every area KLAS asked healthcare providers about.

    KLAS interviews thousands of healthcare professionals and uses the responses to rate point-of-care Disease Reference and Diagnostic Support tools. Evaluation questions covered several areas, including Sales and Contracting, Implementation and Training, Functionality and Upgrades, and Service and Support.

    DynaMed Plus, EBSCO Health’s next-generation clinical information resource designed to decrease time to answer, along with the original DynaMed, received an overall score of 91.9 in the POC Disease/Drug Reference category. DynaMed/DynaMed Plus scored particularly well compared to competitors in questions about Overall Product Quality (See chart).

    This is the third time that DynaMed has been rated as the top resource for the Point-of-care Disease Reference category in the KLAS Clinical Decision Support reports2. While this is the first year that DynaMed Plus was considered, the report concluded that evaluation respondents were impressed with the enhancements. “DynaMed Plus, the newest version of DynaMed, is built on the strong DynaMed foundation. Those who use it and those planning to upgrade to it laud its tighter integration with the EMR, updated look and feel, and deeper evidence-based content.”

    Nursing Reference Center is EBSCO Health’s point-of-care resource for nurses, providing reference materials for research and for use with patients, continuing education for nurses and opportunities to strengthen nursing skills. It was the top-rated Nursing Reference tool, finishing nearly five points better than the second-best resource. In addition, it was second only to DynaMed/DynaMed Plus in the POC Disease/Drug Reference segment. Nursing Reference Center was also the top nursing reference resource in the last KLAS CDS report which came out in 2013.

    EBSCO Health Senior Vice President of Medical Product Management Betsy Jones, says that the KLAS report indicates the EBSCO Health is taking the right steps to meet the needs of its users. “Clinician need to access the most current evidence-based content as efficiently as possible in order to incorporate the information into their treatment decisions. While the systematically reviewed evidence is at the core of our resources, it is gratifying to see that users are satisfied with the overall experience, from implementation and functionality, to service and support.”

    More information about EBSCO Health’s clinical decision support solutions is available at https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/ and http://www.ebscohost.com/nursing.

    1 Clinical Decision Support 2016: Providers Expect EMRs to Drive CDS Impact. ©2016 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. http://www.KLASresearch.com

    2 Clinical Decision Support 2013: Sizing up the competition, December 2013. © KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.

    Clinical Decision Support 2011: Understanding the Impact, November 2011. © KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.

    About KLAS
    KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare professionals and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. Follow KLAS on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.
    About EBSCO Health

    EBSCO Health, part of EBSCO Information Services, is a leading provider of clinical decision support solutions, healthcare business intelligence, and medical research information for the healthcare industry. EBSCO Health users include professionals in medicine, nursing, and allied health. Flagship products include CINAHL®, DynaMed Plus™, Nursing Reference Center™, clinical e-books and e-journals, EBSCO Discovery Service™, licensed databases (such as MEDLINE®), plus EBSCONET®. EBSCO databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the electronic resource favored by libraries around the world.

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    December 2nd, 2016LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    12/1/2016
    CONTACT:
    Nathan Curulla
    (888) 900-8944
    sales@bywatersolutions.com

    Flower Mound Public Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Flower Mound Public Library, of Flower Mound, Texas is now live on Koha. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 100,000 plus holdings from Polaris earlier this year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them.  The Library's customized online Koha catalog can be viewed at: http://flowermound.bywatersolutions.com/

    Sue Ridnour, Director of Library Services at Flower Mound commented on their decision to switch to Koha with ByWater:

    "The Flower Mound Public Library had been wanting to move to an open source ILS but didn’t have the IT skills in-house to support Koha. ByWater Solutions provided us with the best of both worlds – open source software with expert support and hosting. The staff at ByWater is knowledgeable, responsive and very easy to work with. They held our hands through every step of the migration process. Thanks to the quality of their support, we experienced very few issues during the migration and now, three months out, everything is functioning smoothly and patrons and staff alike love the new system."

    About the Flower Mound Public Library:
    The Flower Mound Public Library supports education in their community by providing access to information, creating young readers, fostering success in school, and facilitating lifelong learning. The library contributes to quality of life in Flower Mound by stimulating imagination, celebrating diversity, and encouraging creativity in a space that meets the needs of the community. The library provides services to over 36,000 patrons, circulates over 450,000 items per year offers over 600 programs to the community and sees over 200,000 annual visitors. For more information please visit their website.

    About Koha:
    Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha's impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.

    Koha's OPAC, circulation, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies, HTML5, CSS and Javascript, making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit: http://koha-community.org/

    About ByWater Solutions:
    ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality Koha support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions for Koha support not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: http://bywatersolutions.com/

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    November 29th, 2016LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    11/10/2016
    CONTACT:
    Nathan Curulla
    (888) 900-8944
    sales@bywatersolutions.com

    The Atlantic City Free Public Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Atlantic City Free Public Library, of Atlantic City, NJ. is now live on Koha. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 70,000 plus holdings from Millennium earlier this year and is providing ongoing Koha support services to them.  The library's hosting services are provided by Jersey Connect, a program in the state that provides free hosting services to libraries utilizing an open source ILS. The library's customized online Koha catalog can be viewed at: http://opac.acfpl.org/

    Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater commented on their partnership with the library:

    "We are very excited to have the opportunity to partner with the team at the Atlantic City Free Public Library. New Jersey is a hotbed for open source interest and we are thrilled to be able to bring the benefits of Koha to the staff and patrons of Atlantic City. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with the library and greatly appreciate their support."

    About The Atlantic City Free Public  Library:
    In November of 1901, a plan for a public library was embraced by Atlantic City residents in a landslide referendum, with 6,062 voters in favor and only 30 opposed. Thus the Atlantic City Free Public Library was established, using as its nucleus 1,000 books from a small, privately-run library opened a few years earlier by the Women's Research Club, a cultural organization that still exists today.

    The Library's first quarters were in the third floor of City Hall, located at Tennessee and Atlantic Avenues, where service began on April 3, 1902. The Library formally opened its doors on January 1, 1903, in a wood frame house at Illinois and Pacific Avenues. The land at this site had been recently purchased to be the Library's permanent location and became the Library's home. Subsequently Andrew Carnegie donated $71,000 for the construction. Dedication for this structure took place on January 2, 1905. The photo is of the Andrew Carnegie building circa 1910.

    Plans for the current home of the Library began in 1981. The groundbreaking for the new building, located at Tennessee and Atlantic Avenues, took place on January 28, 1982. This modern two-story 3.8 million dollar building, dedicated on July 31, 1985, has a capacity of 135,000 volumes, and three times the reading space of its predecessor. Like its predecessor, it will serve the citizens of Atlantic City for decades.

    About Koha:
    Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha's impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.

    Koha's OPAC, circulation, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies, HTML5, CSS and Javascript, making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit: http://koha-community.org/

    About ByWater Solutions:
    ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality Koha support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha support and implementation with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions for Koha support not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: http://bywatersolutions.com/

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    November 29th, 2016LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    11/17/2016
    CONTACT:
    Nathan Curulla
    (888) 900-8944
    sales@bywatersolutions.com

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Wessels Library at Newberry College, of Newberry, South Carolina is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 75,000 plus holdings from Symphony earlier this year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them.  The Library's customized online Koha catalog can be viewed at: http://newberry.bywatersolutions.com

    Nancy Rosenwald, Director of the Wessels Library, commented on their decision to switch to Koha with ByWater:

    "Our migration was initially motivated by cost and previous experience with Evergreen, a different open source program; however, reduced cost has proven to be just one of the many benefits of moving to Koha.  It’s easier for our patrons to find materials, and it’s simpler for our library staff to complete their work.  We’ve already seen increases in usage since our migration four months ago.  We’ve also found Bywater to be responsive to our migration and technical support needs in ways we never had with our previous vendor.  It’s been a great move for us."

    Felicia Beaudry, Information Librarian for the College adds:

    "For other libraries considering the change……please don’t assume that open-source somehow means settling for something “less than” what you have.  Koha provides the same functionality of the proprietary systems, but with greater flexibility and ease of use. It’s a perfect solution for our small academic library."

    About Newberry College:
    Newberry College has a rich tradition of providing personal attention, challenging academic programs, and a close-knit community that welcomes everyone. They combine our strong liberal arts foundation with specialized professional degree programs to prepare students such as you for successful futures. Newberry College prepares students in the Lutheran liberal arts tradition through their supportive academic community for lifelong intellectual and personal development, meaningful vocation, and engaged citizenship in the global society. The College has earned a spot on the 2017 U.S. News and World Report rankings for Best Colleges with their highest ranking ever on the Best Colleges in the South list. For more information please visit: https://www.newberry.edu/about-us

    About Koha:
    Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha's impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.

    Koha's OPAC, circulation, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies, HTML5, CSS and Javascript, making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit: http://koha-community.org/

    About ByWater Solutions:
    ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality Koha support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions for Koha support not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: http://bywatersolutions.com/

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    November 29th, 2016LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    11/23/2016
    CONTACT:
    Nathan Curulla
    (888) 900-8944
    sales@bywatersolutions.com

    Glen Oaks Community College Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the E.K. Shaheen Library at Glen Oaks Community College, located in Centreville, MI. is now live on Koha. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 30,000 plus holdings from Symphony earlier this year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them.  The library's customized online Koha catalog can be viewed at: http://libcatalog.glenoaks.edu/

    About Koha:
    Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha's impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.

    Koha's OPAC, circulation, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies, HTML5, CSS and Javascript, making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit: http://koha-community.org/

    About ByWater Solutions:
    ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality Koha support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions for Koha support not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: http://bywatersolutions.com/

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