How do I use an EHR Go patient?

EHR patients may not come with instructions and answer keys, but they are designed for concept-based learning throughout the curriculum. Assign students a patient and associated resources to review just as you would a textbook chapter. The patient resources contain the theoretical and clinical content, and the EHR case illustrates the theory in a real-to-life clinical situation. Students can benefit by simply reviewing the EHR, or by caring for the patient in simulation. Teaching Tips found under Help/Resources provide some examples of how to use EHR Go patients for classroom, lab, simulation, and clinical learning activities.

What is the difference between Patients and Activities?

Patients and Activities are two different types of EHR content. In the Library Filter & Sort menu, these categories are referred to as Content Type and the options are Patients and/or Activities.

Patients are healthcare scenarios presented in the form of a realistic and interactive electronic health record (EHR) for the healthcare encounter. Step One of patient-based content contains concept-based teaching/learning resources related to the patient case, which you can find in Step Two. Patients can be used as the basis for any type of concept-based learning, skills practice, or clinical simulation. Teaching Tips are available in the Help library Resources for examples of how to use Patients in classroom, lab, and clinical applications.

Activities are structured assignments for the EHR. Four types of Activities are available, and include: Orientation (foundational concepts and informatics), Knowledge (case study), Skills (documentation practice), and Application (clinical simulation) activities. Activities include an assignment, student instructions, learning objectives, and faculty answer key or teaching materials in Step One.

How do I request for new content for EHR Go’s content library? (Officially published, versus my own custom content.)

Our extensive content library continues to grow from your ideas and requests. Our editorial team is authoring new content year-round and we encourage faculty to submit content requests or even entire scenarios to our editorial team for publication consideration.

Our process for professionally publishing custom content is now a rolling submission and publication process. We will accept any content, case and/or documentation note templates for publication consideration at any time. Content submitted for publication will be reviewed and a determination will be made by the first Monday of the following month and, if selected for publication, will be published by the first of the following month. A limited number of publication-appropriate cases and documentation notes will be selected for publication each month, depending on content received.

EHR Go editorial reviewers are looking for quality content that is medically accurate, unique to the EHR Go content library and includes diversity, and interprofessional educational value. If cases and documentation notes aren’t selected for publication, this is typically because EHR Go already contains similar published cases or documentation notes or the submitted case or documentation note is incomplete or inaccurate. Click here to download the patient chart submission form, and here to download the documentation note submission form.

How do I orient my students to EHR Go?

All students automatically receive an activity called EHR Orientation. You don’t have to assign this activity – it’s already in their activity list. You can instruct them to complete this at any time. They can also view the Student Orientation video found under Help|Videos as well as read the Student Guide found under Help|Guides.

Why do I see so many sessions in Step 3 (Download Work)?

Every time you enter the EHR (in Step 2: Launch EHR), then leave, a new session will be created for you under Step 3: Download Work. You can click the blue Download button next to the session you want to download and turn into your instructor. Your most recent session will be at the top of the list.

What do the different activity categories mean?

Knowledge activities are designed to promote knowledge acquisition, critical thinking and concept review. These activities require the student to analyze important details in the patient’s electronic health record for greater meaning. Knowledge activities are an interactive type of case study for the EHR. They are perfect for classroom, independent study, clinical make-up, and homework assignments.

Skill activities introduce students to important psychomotor skills and documentation basics for healthcare. Some skill activities can be completed by the student independently, and others are designed for in-lab use. Skill activities include note documentation, skills practice, medication administration, health assessment, provider decision-making, care planning, as well as scheduling, insurance, and claims.

Application activities bring knowledge and skills to life in a realistic clinical encounter. Application activities are designed for simulation and other hands-on experiences. These activities come with simulation scenarios with preparation and setup instructions for faculty. Application activities are designed for use with popular manikins or standardized patients and the EHR Go patient’s EHR.

Orientation activities address foundational concepts and informatics topics. They focus on safe practices in the EHR. Orientation activities can be used in the classroom or as a homework assignment.

Can I use my own activities with EHR Go?

Yes! You can use your own scenarios and activities in EHR Go. If you have a textbook or paper activity you want to use with our patients, you can press the Duplicate button in the patient or activity Faculty View to generate a custom version of the content. Once you’ve pressed Duplicate, you can now add your instructions or resources under Step One: Overview & Resources, and/or modify the EHR information under Step Two: Edit EHR.

To create a brand-new patient or activity, use the Create tab of the Network and select Add New. The new custom content will be available for your program’s use and you can assign it to students as you would any other EHR Go content.

I have a question about my assignment. Where do I get help?

Any questions about your assignments should be directed to your instructor. If you’re having a technical issue with the EHR, you can email our Support Desk, or call our 24/7 Support Desk at 877-907-2186.

How do I turn in my work?

Please follow the instructions provided in the activity.

Some activities will instruct you to submit an EHR Progress Report of your work. When you complete your activity, click on Download Work (Step 3) under the patient chart you were assigned. Click on the download button next to the session you want to download. This will download a Progress Report to your computer. Turn this report into your learning management system (LMS) or as instructed by your instructor.

Some activities will ask you to document your answers directly on the activity Word document, save the document, and upload it to your learning management system (LMS) or as instructed by your instructor.

Where can I find my assignment?

Your instructor will post the link to your assignment either in your learning management system, or in an email. When you click on that link in the LMS or email, you’ll be brought to Neehr Perfect, where you’ll sign in and be brought to your assignment. Note: each assignment will be a different link from your instructor.