Sound Shore Medical Center, DoD Work On EHR Training

Patrick Ouellette | EHR Intelligence | September 24, 2012

Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) have collaborated to study EHR training best practices for nurses. Sound Shore Medical Center and the DoD focused on the best ways to engage nurses who don’t have great computer experience in how to use EHR.

This project aimed at weighing the effectiveness of the 16-hour traditional, instructor-led classroom EHR experience against a one that’s similar but instead switched out two hours of the instructor-led learning with a two-hour Web-based teaching module. The Sound Shore, a 252-bed, community based, teaching hospital located in New Rochelle, NY, study lasted two years and proved that the modules didn’t really impact the quality of training and EHR experiences after training ended...