Starting a Revolution in Teaching with Health Records

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It’s a catchy title, huh?  When trying to come up with my first RECL Platform (formerly Teaching EMR – tEMR) blog post, I wondered what I would write about.  There will be posts on informatics, education, medicine, EHR’s and technology. As the Project Manager for RECL Platform (formerly tEMR), it sometimes feels like I’m supposed to know at least 10% about how everything works, so I can keep discussions going and help communicate needs between groups.  The whole responsibilities of managing the finances, timeline, and competing priorities for the team, which should be my primary concern, take a backseat with a project like this.  The communication and the relationships really come first. We learned this the hard way when RECL Platform (formerly tEMR) first started two years ago. When we first started, we had what every project leader hopes for, a documented list of requirements […]

Commitment to Change in Medical Education

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Sadly, less than 20% of the readers of this article are committed to real change in medical education. The other 80%–need more convincing. Which group are you in today? This “need-for-change” is a common theme in all communities. It covers every aspect of our lives, but we usually can’t see it unless someone points it out. We have the proclivity to wait for validation from others before we take any action. I have witnessed many smart and well-intentioned individuals fall short of their expectations and that of others because they have conviction, but lack the commitment to see their innovation through to completion. I have fallen prey to this as well. Most do. We fail continuously to see our grand and noble intentions come to life, and wonder, “Why did this happen again?” All Too Common Example What is it? It is the diet we […]

Questions about the Regenstrief EHR Clinical Learning Platform?

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If you are not familiar with the Regenstrief Institute or the Regenstrief EHR Clinical Learning Platform (formerly the Teaching EMR (tEMR)), you might find these articles helpful at the following links. I’m the web software product manager for the Regenstrief EHR Clinical Learning Platform (formerly the Teaching EMR) here at the Institute. Our team of clinicians, software engineers, project managers, analysts, and educators are developing an EHR / EMR for health professions educators to safely use in classrooms and simulation labs. The flexible platform of the Regenstrief EHR Clinical Learning Platform (formerly the Teaching EMR) allows our team to deliver content and evaluation tools to programs anywhere someone has access to a web browser and internet connection. So, you might have some questions. How will the Regenstrief EHR Clinical Learning Platform (formerly the Teaching EMR) enhance Medical and Health Professions Education? Students gain valuable experience […]

Classroom Ready EHR / EMR

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Ready for Class The Regenstrief EHR Clinical Learning Platform (formerly tEMR) is a unique learning tool designed to recreate clinical environments. These “care environments” include inpatient, outpatient and emergency department care settings. The system is intended to support an in-depth curriculum in health care delivery science, clinical decision making, and medical informatics across all years of medical and health professions education. The Regenstrief EHR Clinical Learning Platform (formerly the Teaching EMR) is designed to safely allow students to care virtually for patients with tools they will use one day as practicing physicians.  The system contains an extensive, de-identified and misidentified patient database, a computerized order entry system (CPOE) and the tools to allow educators to deliver educational content to learners in innovative ways. The evaluation functionality built into the system is unique and perhaps more significant than the content delivery systems.  The RECL (formerly tEMR) tracks user actions in the system. Mapping user actions to entrustable […]

Tired of Creating Patients?

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Your role is to teach and to guide students toward residency and then on to clinical practice. Why then are you spending so much time and effort creating/synthesizing patients to use in your curricula? Please don’t get me wrong. Content is extremely valuable to facilitate learning when you are using a medical record (EHR / EMR) system in the classroom. The effort to add new patients to your EHR / EMR & CPOE environment for education should not be where your focus is when you are updating your program’s curriculum for students. EHR / EMRs for education should make this part of the process simple for educators and administrators. So, what has your experience been so far with patients used in cases for education–especially if you are doing it inside of an EHR / EMR. All curriculum evolves over time. So, without a large patient database […]

Unique New EHR Clinical Learning Platform Community

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A very warm “Welcome!” from the team here at the Center for Biomedical Informatics at the Regenstrief Institute. The power of connected networks, excellent search tools or good old-fashioned word-of-mouth has helped bring you to our Regenstrief EHR Clinical Learning Platform (formerly the Teaching EMR) site today to explore and discover what we and others are doing to enhance medical education. Please actively contribute to this community so we can all improve provider education. Better prepared students provide better care, which leads to better health. This blog post is my first of many. We will be discussing all the great activities at the Regenstrief Institute (RI) around improving medical education through the use of an EHR / EMR in the classroom and connect you with our research around health care delivery science. If you’re an educator that is looking for transformative tools to improve education […]