User Group Meeting: Curriculum in EHRs

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EHR Clinical Learning Platform User Group Meeting  June 21st-22nd in Indianapolis   Regenstrief will be hosting a 2-day User Group Meeting for our community of users of the Teaching EMR (Regenstrief EHR Clinical Learning Platform).  Attendees will include 30-40 customers, prospects, and AMA ChangeMedEd leaders as well as many individuals from Indiana University and the Regenstrief Institute. Keynote Speakers Day 1 Dr. Louis N. Pangaro, MD, MACP, Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine (MED), Uniformed Services University will be our keynote speaker.  Day 2 Rajesh S. Mangrulkar, MD, Marguerite S. Roll Professor of Medical Education, Associate Dean for Medical Student Education, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan. We will also have the following speakers featured during the first morning of our User Group Meeting   Other Featured Speakers at the Event Regenstrief Institute  Thane Peterson, Chief Operating Officer, […]

Tech Educator of the Year: A Nomination for Innovation

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I had my first conversation with Zach Weber in 2016 about our Teaching EMR (tEMR). Zach was originally interested in our EMR for a potential research project at the Purdue College of Pharmacy. We discovered during our initial demonstration of the platform that there was an opportunity to do more within the curriculum at Purdue for the approximately 450 Pharmacy students in their program. Zach championed bringing the Teaching EMR to their curricula. In 2017, they rolled out the new curriculum using tEMR to students. I nominated Zach for a 2018 Mira Award. Winners will be announced during a black-tie awards ceremony and gala on Saturday, April 28, at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. The ‘Tech Educator of the Year’ award recognizes the best educators in tech in the state of Indiana. It is part of the annual Mira awards from TechPoint. Zach is one of […]

Interprofessional Education (IPE) and EHRs in the Classroom

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Students are filing into the classroom. It is a frigid morning in January here in the midwest. The snow is coming down outside. Everyone is trying to warm up from the walk across campus. The students in the room are not your typical collection of students. We have students from the medical school, as well as nursing, and social work. This is an interdisciplinary group of students working in a special program for Interprofessional Education (IPE) here at Indiana University as part of Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) grant. Another team on campus is working on a curriculum that will include working with pharmacy students in West Lafayette and Indianapolis through a partnership with Purdue’s College of Pharmacy, and they are meeting on another date and time. These young health professionals are going to be working together as a group over the next month with […]

Decision Guide: Is the EHR Clinical Learning Platform Right for Your Program?

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You’ve read some blogs, downloaded the curricula report, and had a demo. Now you want to learn a little more so you can share a summary with others on your team the key takeaways about the platform. Even if you haven’t done the above, this is a good place to start. I’ll spend a few minutes below giving you the high-level summary that you can share with colleagues and administration to help when deciding if an EHR platform for your program is the right for you. Let Me See Our EHR Clinical Learning Platform is a web-based EHR modified for academic use by students and instructors. Requirements are internet access and a browser.  Users can essentially use the platform anywhere. As I’ve stated in other posts, we don’t train students to use our version of an EHR–we are helping students to learn to drive a real […]

Learn to Drive an EHR in Medical Education that is Good for Everyone

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Who taught you how to drive? Do you remember what type of vehicle it was that you spent the most time learning on? For me, it was my grandfather that was brave enough to work with me while I learned how to navigate the roads. That was decades ago now. In fact, he drove a new 1990 Buick Century or Chevy Celebrity Station Wagon. Classic! I actually don’t remember the exact model type other than it was a small station wagon from General Motors. They are essentially the same vehicle, right?  If you happened upon one on the road today, it would be a miracle. The owner of that gem would need to be a pure enthusiast of that particular wagon—almost 30 years have passed since I was learning to drive in that wagon and it was definitely all about utility. The wagon had 4 […]

Upcoming EHR Clinical Learning Platform Event: AMIA 2017 in Washington DC November 4-8, 2017

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A sneak peak of the upcoming events for the Teaching EMR at the AMIA Annual Symposium. Blaine will be joined by Dr. William Hersh and Dr. Paul Gorman both from Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Anderson Spickard from Vanderbilt University will also be on the panel. Kevin Heckman will be there for Dr. Susan Skochelak from the American Medical Association (AMA). The Regenstrief Institute’s research scientist Dr. Blaine Takesue will be presenting at the AMIA Annual Symposium in November. Blaine and Dr. Deb Litzelman developed our EHR Clinical Learning Platform (Teaching EMR) back in 2013 as part of a grant with the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education (ACE) for the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSOM). The virtual EHR was developed for the IUSOM with the help of the Regenstrief Institute where Drs. Litzelman and Takesue are Research Scientists. EHRs in Informatics Education […]

Upcoming Event for EHR Clinical Learning Platform: Generalists in Medical Education Conference

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Are you curious about how other programs are using an EHR in medical education? It is probably the number one question that I have fielded in the last two years here at the Regenstrief Institute. Schools are curious how other schools are using an EHR in their curriculum with students. One event that is coming up November 2-3 is the Generalists in Medical Education Conference. Our own Dr. Blaine Takesue will be presenting at the Generalists in Medical Education Conference in November. Blaine and Dr. Deb Litzelman developed our EHR Clinical Learning Platform (Teaching EMR) back in 2013 as part of a grant with the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education (ACE) for the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSOM). The virtual EHR was developed for the IUSOM with the help of the Regenstrief Institute where Drs. Litzelman and Takesue are Research Scientists. Presenting […]

A Case for Curricula: Using EHRs in Medical Education

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Cases for Curricula? How many cases do students need in curricula during their time in Medical School? How many would be sufficient? I’m asking because I don’t really know. A couple? A dozen? Or are we thinking 50-100? How about 1,000? That sounds like enough cases to fulfill all of the different learning situations that could be covered with students. Surely 1,000 cases would be enough to cover most Medical Education curricula with students, right? I’m curious. I do want to know because I’m not a medical educator. Please let me know in the comments below. How to Be More Involved in Change Benjamin Franklin paraphrased Xunzi when he said, “Tell me, and I forget. Teach me, and I remember. Involve me, and I learn.” (“What I hear, I forget. What I see, I remember. What I do, I understand.” Xunzi (340 – 245 BC) […]

Closing the Skills Gap in Traditional Medical Education

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Bridging the gap in traditional medical education for the skills that future providers will need using modern adult learning practices and technology is going to take massive effort–just like our snail friend in the picture above. To some in medical education, the pace of change might not be fast enough. We believe all of that is about to change here at the Regenstrief Institute.   Join others at the ChangeMedEd conference 2017 in Chicago September 14th-16th   In a recent article by EHR Intelligence, they interviewed our very own Dr. Blaine Takesue. In the article, Blaine describes the gap between what we traditionally teach medical students and “the skills they’ll need as residents and practicing physicians.” This skills gap we are addressing with our EHR Clinical Learning Platform is why the AMA is collaborating with us to improve the way learning takes place on campuses around […]

Ball Lightning

Lightning in a Bottle: Changing Medical Education

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Are we having a ball? Yes. Yes, we are. Quick story. A phenomenon, known as ball lightning, still befuddles scientists. According to the great folks at National Geographic, ball lightning is “a small, charged sphere that floats, glows, and bounces along oblivious to the laws of gravity or physics, (which) still puzzles scientists.” Why am I talking about rare lightning strikes? Well, we are still searching for some “ball lightning” in medical education using EHRs to improve the way students learn and grow their skills as providers during their training before that enter the workforce. My team and I know that with a little bit of luck, we can take our small, extremely charged community, and defy the laws of physics to make changes in medical education that will impact generations of future medical and allied health professions students. SO, at the Regenstrief Institute, we are continuing that […]