EMR in the Classroom

Preparing Students to Use an EHR Today

The field of medicine is changing, and so are learning methods. Medical educators are being called on to teach and quickly prepare students for clinical practice with new formats and tools that enhance learning.

Many schools are revisiting their current curriculum and looking at changes to their four-year medical education programs. The centuries-old large lecture-based classrooms are being replaced. Now more collaborative, team-based, and technology-enhanced learning environments that simulate clinical practice for shorter periods of time are replacing traditional medical classes.

The team at the Regenstrief Institute is thrilled to be part of that change. We are partnering with forward-thinking organizations like the American Medical Association to help accelerate the change by building software solutions that promote clinical learning on Day 1.

In 2013, we partnered with Indiana University’s School of Medicine (IUSM) to create an EMR for their virtual health system across their nine campuses. Indiana is one of the largest medical schools in the nation and is one of the original 11 consortium schools that received grant funding from the American Medical Association through their Accelerating Change in Medical Education (ACE) Grant.

Our mission at Regenstrief is to “Create Pathways to Better Health”. To do that, we are looking for additional partners to use our Regenstrief EHR Clinical Learning Platform (formerly the Teaching EMR application) within their provider programs.

We know that new technology and teamwork models encourage interaction and problem solving as well as demonstrate competency and promote life-long learning. Adding the Regenstrief EHR Clinical Learning Platform (formerly the Teaching EMR application) to your curricula will help your evolving programs match the needs of students today.

TheRegenstrief EHR Clinical Learning Platform (formerly the Teaching EMR application) is extremely flexible. It can be configured to meet the curricular needs of any provider program. Inside this safe and secure medical record system, students immerse themselves with the same tools that Providers use in practice today. Additionally, we see a lot of value for the platform in helping students demonstrate competency around many of the 13 entrustable professional activities.

We know that better-prepared students provide better care, which leads to better health for the public and the communities they serve.

We invested in a rigorous de- and misidentification process developed and tested by our top-notch team of engineers, medical students, and physicians here at the Institute. The application provides curriculum development and evaluation teams the necessary tools to work with a few patients or the massive 10K de-identified and misidentified patients inside the application.

We want to partner with programs to improve medical education. So, we manage the stable, feature-rich EHR tailored for the academic program. The distributed nature of the platform allows educators and administrators to keep their focus where it belongs–on developing new innovative curriculum and not on managing campus IT constraints, patient databases, and servers.

The old model of learning is changing. We are laying a foundation for medical education programs to accelerate change in clinical learning with our an EHR developed around teaching and learning. We are ready to partner with programs today.

Get set up for a free trial of the application now. Contact a helpful representative at the Regenstrief Institute to learn how the Regenstrief EHR Clinical Learning Platform (formerly the Teaching EMR application) can help enhance your medical education program.

Brian Stout
Sr. Product Manager
Regenstrief EHR Clinical Learning Platform (formerly the Teaching EMR application)
Regenstrief Institute – Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMI)




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 for one of the nation’s most seasoned (since 1972) and innovative electronic health record platforms in the country. An advocate for learning and professional development, he is continuing his education with a Masters in Data Science from Indiana University in the Fall of 2017. You can follow him on Twitter @TeachingEMR and LinkedIn or other social platforms under ThinkStout.