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.