EHR Clinical Learning Platform

A Case for Curricula: Using EHRs in Medical Education

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) was a Chinese scholar)

We need to get students more involved in cases by presenting it within an EHR. Do your students have the access to and EHR for learning with real patient data–without the issues for privacy and security using the local health system’s EHR?

We currently have over 11K patients available for cases in our EHR learning platform. If that is not enough, we have access to millions more. Millions. All for learning.

Think about it. That is a lot of patient cases. What would you do with all of those patients with your students? It gets me excited about the learning opportunities.

Are you getting excited? I am. I’m excited to work every day with medical education and allied health professions educators, administrators, and collaborators like the American Medical Association’s team with ChangeMedEd to…well Change Medical Education.

We are doing it. Daily.

But, we need your help.

Do you want to see how we do it and check out our EHR platform?

Seeing Our Education EHR in Action is Believing

Our EHR Clinical Learning Platform (the Teaching EMR) has been in production for students since 2015. The EHR system has been within a health system since late 1970’s. The 1970’s. That is a long time. There is a lot of great historical data on patients in our platform that educators and administrators can use in their teaching and evaluation of students.

So, what are you waiting on? It has to be really expensive, right? The platform is worth millions, but we would never be able to reach all the medical schools and students if the platform was expensive to get started.

What if I told you that you could get started quickly and pilot this with a small group of your students? You’d want to find out more and get started right away, right? You would–you want to improve medical education too. We all do.

I’ll make this super simple for you. See a demonstration. Either, show up for one of our schedule weekly webinars with your questions about the platform or email me for demonstration.

Doctor to Doctor: Talking EHRs in Education

Want to talk doctor to doctor? Dr. Takesue is available to walk you through our demonstration and discuss how he and Dr. Litzelman got funding from the AMA for this project back in 2013.

Everyone asks about other programs. What are they doing? How are they using the platform in their curricula? We can answer those questions and more.

Let’s talk. You have questions, and Dr. Takesue and I have the answers.

Pricing? Yes, we do have a cost to get started and subscription cost for students. Ballpark, without knowing what you need and how you want to use it the cost for students each month is going to be somewhere in the range of $7-$15 per user per month. Not millions. Just worth it when it is used with your students in your curricula.

The only way we are going to change medical education is if we work together.

Let’s get started now.

Brian Stout
Sr. Product Manager – Regenstrief EHR Clinical Learning Platform
Regenstrief Institute – Clem McDonald Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMI)

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About the Author

Brian Stout is a senior leader in marketing and product at the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis. He is an authority on using EHRs in Medical and Allied Professions Education. He leads product and builds amazing learning platforms for one of the nation’s most seasoned (since 1972) and innovative electronic health records in the country. An advocate for learning and professional development, he is continuing his education with a Masters in Data Science from Indiana University. You can follow him on Twitter @TeachingEMR and LinkedIn or other social platforms under ThinkStout.