Electronic Health Library
To further support professional development, the Allied Health Professional Development Fund has invested in a multi-year subscription to an Electronic Health Library (EHL). This library gives practicing members of the allied health professionals access to the most recent health care literature to help determine the best approach to evidence-based practice.
Current databases made accessible through the Electronic Health Library include MEDLINE, DynaMed and CINAHL. The Electronic Health Library also provides access to PUBMED, which comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
The EHL now offers access to DynaMed™!
DynaMed™ is a clinical reference tool created for health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. With clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics, DynaMed provides the latest content and resources with validity, relevance and convenience, making DynaMed™ an indispensable resource for answering most clinical questions during practice. Updated daily, DynaMed™ editors monitor the content of over 500 medical journals on a daily basis. Each article is evaluated for clinical relevance and scientific validity. The new evidence is then integrated with existing content, and overall conclusions are changed as appropriate, representing a synthesis of the best available evidence. Here is a booklet that allied health professionals can use as a reference to the content, features, and functionality of DynaMed™. The booklet is also available in a format that allows professionals to fold it up to put in their pocket for easy access in the workplace. Click here for a video about the DynaMed™ Mobile app.
Click here for information about accessing Webinars that demonstrate how to use the Electronic Health Library to find the information you are looking for.
Sign Up and Login to the EHL!
You must sign up for a user account to access the Electronic Health Library. Registration information will be validated with your regulatory college prior to granting access. Please note that only eligible allied health professionals registered to practice in Ontario are able to access the Electronic Health Library.