3 stages to look at when training new staff for EHR use
Strategies implemented by physician practices to address EHR training for new employees should include three key stages, starting with teaching the fundamentals of EHRs to new hires. Practices should also enable new employees to shadow other staff members for at least a day to understand how the system fits within the workflow. Super EHR users must also support the new employees once they start using EHRs alone, says Dr. Rishi Agrawal of La Rabida Children's Hospital in Chicago. American Medical News (free content)
Passport to Trust to launch online dashboard for docs, providers
The Passport to Trust foundation is developing a Web-based health dashboard called the Digital Passport to Trust that will ensure care coordination by creating a communication platform for doctors and other health care providers. The platform, set to be introduced in the next six to nine months, will have the capacity to store information and care plans that can be easily understood and accessed by providers and patients. Healthcare Informatics online
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