Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems (JMWAIS)


Students in a health informatics program benefit from hands-on experience with an electronic health record (EHR). This case study reviews and explains a process of bringing the EHR and relevant patient records to students in a classroom or instructional setting at a university. We analyze and evaluate multiple options for EHR systems in an instructional setting. Following the unsuccessful implementation of one EHR system that required substantial use of programming languages to interface with the database to migrate data, we decided to take a different approach and implement a different EHR system. This article primarily describes the selection and implementation process after the restart from an educational perspective. A rubric was employed to assess EHR systems for educational purposes. Following the selection of one EHR system, elaborate mock patient scenarios were developed by a physician after which the simulated EHR data was manually entered.