Appl Clin Inform 2017; 08(03): 754-762
DOI: 10.4338/ACI-2017-03-CR-0040
Research Article
Schattauer GmbH

Conversion of Provider EMR Training from Instructor-Led Training to eLearning at an Academic Medical Center

Karen Sharp
2  The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Clinical Applications, Columbus, Ohio, United States
,
Michele Williams
2  The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Clinical Applications, Columbus, Ohio, United States
,
Alison Aldrich
1  The Ohio State University, Department of Family Medicine, Columbus, Ohio, United States
,
Adrienne Bogacz
2  The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Clinical Applications, Columbus, Ohio, United States
,
Sighle Denier
3  The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Education, Development & Resources, Columbus, Ohio, United States
,
Ann S. McAlearney
1  The Ohio State University, Department of Family Medicine, Columbus, Ohio, United States
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Further Information

Publication History

received: 07 March 2016

accepted in revised form: 11 May 2017

Publication Date:
20 December 2017 (online)

Summary

This case study overviews the conversion of provider training of the electronic medical record (EMR) from an instructor-led training (ILT) program to eLearning at an Academic Medical Center (AMC). This conversion provided us with both a useful training tool and the opportunity to maximize efficiency within both our training and optimization team and organization. eLearning Development Principles were created and served as a guide to assist us with designing an eLearning curriculum using a five step process. The result was a new training approach that allowed learners to complete training at their own pace, and even test out of sections based on demonstrated competency. The information we have leads us to believe that a substantial return on our investment can be obtained from the conversion with positive impacts that have served as the foundation for the future of end user EMR training at our AMC.

Citation: Sharp K, Williams M, Aldrich A, Bogacz A, Denier S, McAlearney AS. Conversion of Provider EMR Training from Instructor Led Training to eLearning at an Academic Medical Center. Appl Clin Inform 2017; 8: 754–762 https://doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2017-03-CR-0040

Clinical Relevance Statement

Converting provider EMR training to an eLearning format has the potential to increase learner satisfaction while yielding considerable savings to the organization in terms of cost and clinical time savings.


Protection of Human Subjects

This activity did not involve research on human subjects.