It is increasingly important for health care professionals to have timely, accurate medical information to optimize diagnosis and the clinical decision process to determine treatment. Many healthcare facilities already use EMRs, with more and more facilities going digital, so it is important for learners to be comfortable and accurate with EMRs.

Studies have shown EMRs have the potential to provide substantial benefits to physicians, clinical practices, health care organizations, and patients. These benefits include remote and easy access to the patient records by multiple clinicians at the same time, improved efficiency, safety and quality of patient care, improved accuracy and completeness of patient data, simplifying management and clinical review, improved communication among clinicians and reduced cost of healthcare.

Various training methods were tested and a combination of one-on-one training, peer training, classroom training, and computer-based training was the most effective in preparing learners to effectively utilize an EMR. Repetitive training with simulated Electronic Medical Records prepares learners for future careers.

SimEMR® is an interactive, web-based, simulated electronic medical record solution that enables students to learn how to electronically chart in today’s hospitals. By bringing clinical documentation to the simulation lab and classroom, SimEMR® is the perfect solution for nurses and physicians, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, and many other healthcare disciplines.

As studies have shown, it is not just repetitive practice with an EMR that prepares learners for successful careers, but rather mimicking real-life situations as closely as possible. Training methods should include one-on-one training, peer training, classroom training. Our solutions work together to form the highest fidelity simulations possible.

A step-by-step process mirroring real-life patient care takes the learner from a patient profile and charting objectives (SimEMR®) to medication dispensing (SimCartRx™ and SimCabRx™ lines) integrating with MedsManager™ software for medication administration.

With SimEMR®, learners will enter the workforce with confidence in utilizing an EMR and accuracy entering patient information, creating the opportunity for improved patient care and outcomes.

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