When the COVID-19 pandemic rendered in-person training obsolete, health systems pivoted and proved that complex systems training, including the EHR/EPR, can be completed virtually.
David Kwo, EPR consultant, and Derek Harley, Learning and Development System Manager at M Health Fairview weigh in on the challenges of EPR training and the benefits digital training offers:
- Training can continue without interruption
- Clinicians have the flexibility to set their own training schedule
- The logistical restrictions associated with traditional training, such as classroom availability, are eliminated
“Implementing an EPR requires training that is suited to the needs of each staff member and is flexible to suit individual work practices and lifestyles. Each one of us has a different mix of work and personal constraints, so time-specific classroom training needs to be minimised whether on-site or virtual.” – David Kwo, EPR consultant