Monday, November 17, 2008

HEAL-WA now live in beta

It has been a long road with a phenomenal amount of work done by many (especially coordinator Valerie Lawrence) that is still continuing on, but I wanted to wish the Health Evidence Resource for Washington (HEAL-WA) a happy public beta launch day today!

HEAL-WA was created in response to legislation passed in Washington back in May 2007 and has been a source of a great amount of confusion ever since. Let me clear one up immediately: HEAL-WA access does not equal UW Health Sciences Library access. Are we all on the same page about that? Great!

Even if you aren't among the covered professions who will have access (or even live in the state for that matter) I encourage you to browse the A-Z database list and eBooks sections for any of the free goodies you may not be aware of for your own reference. As of January 1, 2009 access will be restricted to those in the covered professions with a login and password to the site, which will contain many licensed resources. Check it out now while you can!