Bibliographic Management Optimization

Tips and tools to improve bibliographic management in the healthcare environment

The healthcare industry is one that continues to grow and thrive thanks to the scientific evidence behind all of its products and technological advances. However, all this scientific evidence can sometimes be so overwhelming that it can be difficult to work with.

When working with large quantities of scientific articles, situations can arise where it is difficult to maintain a properly organized and updated library where all references have a homogeneous format.

To solve this type of situation, there are several tools or bibliographic managers that can be very useful in healthcare companies.

Within the bibliographic managers we find a wide list of software with different characteristics, interfaces, prices, etc.

Thanks to these tools we can have libraries of articles with a series of characteristics that will facilitate the daily work of our teams with all the scientific evidence that they have to deal with on a daily basis.

  • Shared libraries: These libraries can be shared with other users who can access them to consult and download articles at any time and from any device with Internet access.

The ability to share these libraries allows work to be centralized, with a team responsible for maintaining the libraries and granting access to other users as appropriate.

This eliminates duplication of effort in keeping libraries organized and up to date.

  • Updated: By incorporating new articles as they are published, we can ensure that our teams always have the latest scientific evidence available.
  • Categorized: Elements can be added to all library materials to make it easier for users to find information.

You can use everything from keywords to tags and even scoring systems for materials to categorize them according to different criteria (level of scientific evidence, relevance of the material to the company’s strategy, etc.).

  • Homogeneous: Bibliographic managers allow us to select materials and apply the same format to them en bloc when referencing them. In this way, we ensure that all the generated materials have references in the appropriate format.

Bibliographic managers are easy to use software, but when working with hundreds and thousands of articles and references, it is necessary to know how to use them well to get the most out of them.

At Global Healthcare, we have extensive experience in using this type of tool in both academic and industrial environments for large multinational companies in the sector. If you believe that bibliographic management in your environment could be more efficient, do not hesitate to contact us to evaluate the possibilities for improvement.