Development and evaluation of an electronic health record configuration and customization laboratory course for clinical informatics students

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Abstract

Objectives: There is a need for informatics educational programs to develop laboratory courses that facilitate hands-on access to an EHR, and allow students to learn and evaluate functionality and configuration options. This is particularly relevant given the diversity of backgrounds of informatics students. Methods: We implemented an EHR laboratory course that allowed students to explore an EHR in both inpatient and outpatient clinical environments. The course focused on specific elements of the EHR including order set development, customization, clinical decision support, ancillary services, and billing and coding functionality. Students were surveyed at the end of the course for their satisfaction with the learning experience. Results and Conclusions: We detailed challenges as well as lessons learned after analyzing student evaluations of this course. Features that promote the successful offering of an online EHR course, include (1) using more than one EHR to allow students to compare functionalities, (2) ensuring appropriate course calibration, (3) countering issues specific to EHR usability, and (4) fostering a fertile environment for rich online conversations are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages1122
Number of pages1
Volume192
Edition1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: Aug 20 2013Aug 23 2013

Other

Other14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period8/20/138/23/13

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Medical Informatics
Electronic Health Records
Health
Students
Informatics
Clinical Decision Support Systems
Foster Home Care
Calibration
Inpatients
Outpatients
Learning

Keywords

  • electronic health records
  • Informatics workforce training
  • laboratory course
  • Veterans Administration
  • VistA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management
  • Medicine(all)

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Development and evaluation of an electronic health record configuration and customization laboratory course for clinical informatics students. / Mohan, Vishnu; Hersh, William (Bill).

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 192 1-2. ed. 2013. p. 1122.

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Mohan, V & Hersh, WB 2013, Development and evaluation of an electronic health record configuration and customization laboratory course for clinical informatics students. in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 1-2 edn, vol. 192, pp. 1122, 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark, 8/20/13. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-289-9-1122
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