In 2007, co-founder Kathleen Annala was teaching nursing and interprofessional education with the only educationally-available EHR system at the time. She had helped develop the academic EHR and could visualize the potential benefits to education, but the EHR system was still frustratingly difficult and expensive. That’s when she decided to take a major leap and go “all-in,” making the switch from teaching to becoming a business owner. She and her husband Don joined up with creative mind and technical genius Shad Neese to create a dedicated educational EHR. Archetype Innovations’ Neehr Perfect educational EHR was released in 2009 and took off quickly. Neehr Perfect was widely used in colleges and universities by 2010.
Kathleen still wasn’t satisfied. She had planned to bring an easy but powerful EHR to healthcare education, but she also wanted an EHR that was easy enough to use as a case study delivery method in the classroom yet powerful enough to work for high fidelity simulations in the lab. She wanted all of this without any upkeep or maintenance, and with very little training or orientation. So the Neehr Perfect team went back to the drawing board.
Hard work, knowledge, passion, and perseverance paid off. In 2015 the updated platform was finally born: EHR Go. The Archetype team created EHR Go with years of experience, knowledge, compassion, and a whole lot of moxie. We listened to our users and saw what educators needed to make their students successful. The result is the greatest EHR for education ever. Faculty use it in the classroom, assign it as homework, and most programs that use EHR Go see their usage grow and expand every academic term. Even typically grumpy students love it!