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.