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Interactive Demonstration

Use of an Academic EHR in support of HIT across the curriculum

11:15 AM–11:45 AM Jun 21, 2018

Crescent AB, 16th Floor

Description

Abstract: Introduction
We will present the use of an Academic EHR to focus on patient safety and quality outcomes. Use of the EHR with increase HIT competencies and prepare students for the workforce.

Methods
This will involve a set of simulation scenarios that will include high fidelity patient simulators and standardized patients in conjunction with the implementation of a web-based academic EHR. Students will participate in multiple scenarios throughout the curriculum that focus on common health scenarios that they will encounter upon entering the workforce. Once participation in the simulation is completed, they will chart in the academic EHR with core documentation standards for an EHR.

Results
The goal is to increase patient safety and quality in the healthcare system by decreasing individual performance variation and increasing consistency through the academic EHR. Early results indicate high student satisfaction using an academic EHR immediately post-simulation. NCLEX results are longer term and will be used to modify approach.

Discussion
Nursing students participate in a “patient safety simulation” curriculum throughout their formal training. Students will participate in multiple scenarios throughout the curriculum that focus on common health scenarios that they will encounter upon entering the workforce. These are part of using HIT across the curriculum and competencies are mapped based on student learning objectives.

Conclusion
The goal is to increase patient safety and quality in the healthcare system by decreasing individual performance variation and increasing consistency through use of an academic EHR in simulation. This process will deliver HIT across the curriculum in support of HIT core competencies.

Authors:

CONNIE BISHOP (Presenter)
NC A&T State Univeristy

Amelia Davis, NC A&T State Univeristy

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