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December, 2014


Student Nurses and the Electronic Medical Record: A Partnership of Academia and Healthcare

Bowers AM et al, Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 2011

The advent of the electronic medical record has brought a new challenge to nursing education. Although most nursing students are proficient in data entry and computer skills, they often do not comprehend how the information they enter becomes a vital component of interdisciplinary team communication. Furthermore, the electronic medical record becomes a repository for information that can be retrieved for the purpose of decision support. Developed by the Cleveland Clinic, the Deans’ Roundtable, and University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Student Nurse Portal provides a means of assisting the student to understand how data entered into the computer transforms into information and knowledge, resulting in the wisdom that enables healthcare workers to provide optimal patient care.
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21 August 2011 | No Comments »
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Protected health information on social networking sites: ethical and legal considerations

Thompson LA et al, J Med Internet Res, 13(1)

Social networking site use is increasingly common among emerging medical professionals, with medical schools even reporting disciplinary student expulsion. Medical professionals who use social networking sites have unique responsibilities since their postings could violate patient privacy. However, it is unknown whether students and residents portray protected health information and under what circumstances or contexts.
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23 January 2011 | No Comments »
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Facebook and the professional behaviours of undergraduate medical students

Garner J, O’Sullivan H. The Clinical Teacher, 7(2)

The rapid growth and accessibility of social networking websites has fundamentally changed the way people manage information about their personal and professional lives. In particular, it has been suggested that interaction in virtual communities erodes elements of responsibility, accountability and social trust that build traditionally meaningful communities. The purpose of this study was to investigate how undergraduate medical students use the social network website Facebook, and to identify any unprofessional behaviour displayed online.
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10 September 2010 | No Comments »
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Exploring virtual worlds for scenario-based repeated team training of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in medical students

Creutzfeldt J et al, J Med Internet Res, 12(3)

Contemporary learning technologies, such as massively multiplayer virtual worlds (MMVW), create new means for teaching and training. However, knowledge about the effectiveness of such training is incomplete, and there are no data regarding how students experience it. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a field within medicine in high demand for new and effective training modalities.
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7 September 2010 | No Comments »
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Use of electronic medical records by physicians and students in academic internal medicine settings

Mintz M et al, Academic Medicine, 84(12)

Electronic medical records (EMRs) have been touted as one method to improve quality and safety in medical care, and their use has recently increased. The purpose of this study is to describe current use of EMRs by medical students at U.S. and Canadian medical schools.
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1 January 2010 | No Comments »
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Medical student documentation in the medical record: is it a liability?

Gliatto, Peter, Philip Masters, and Reena Karani, The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, 76(4)

Medical students have routinely documented patient encounters in both inpatient and outpatient care venues. This hands-on experience has provided a way for students to reflect on patient encounters, learn proper documentation skills, and attain a sense of being actively involved in and responsible for the care of patients. Over the last several years, the practice of student note writing has come into question. Institutional disincentives to student documentation include insurance regulations that restrict student documentation from substantiating billing claims, concerns about the legal status of student notes, and implementation of electronic medical records that do not allow or restrict student access.
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23 September 2009 | No Comments »
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Online Posting of Unprofessional Content by Medical Students

Chretien KC et al, JAMA, 302(12)

Web 2.0 applications, such as social networking sites, are creating new challenges for medical professionalism. The scope of this problem in undergraduate medical education is not well-defined.

To assess the experience of US medical schools with online posting of unprofessional content by students and existing medical school policies to address online posting.
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23 September 2009 | No Comments »
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Hobbs J et al, Annals of Family Medicine, 7(5)

The call for increased health care quality and access has facilitated the expanded use of health information technology (HIT) in the United States. In hospitals and physicians’ offices, HIT is most likely represented by the electronic health record (EHR) which, when fully deployed, provides healthcare information storage, results management, medical decision support, order entry functions, and multiple portals for provider and patient access.
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15 September 2009 | No Comments »
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The Use of the Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) Among Personnel and Students in Health Care: A Review

Lindquist, Anna M. et al, J Med Internet Res, 10(4)

Health care personnel need access to updated information anywhere and at any time, and a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) has the potential to meet these requirements. A PDA is a mobile tool which has been employed widely for various purposes in health care practice, and the level of its use is expected to increase. Loaded with suitable functions and software applications, a PDA might qualify as the tool that personnel and students in health care need. In Sweden today, despite its leadership role in mobile technologies, PDAs are not commonly used, and there is a lack of suitable functions and software applications.
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29 October 2008 | No Comments »
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The Impact of Inaccurate Internet Health Information in a Secondary School Learning Environment

Kortum P et al, J Med Internet Res, 10(2)

Patients in the United States commonly use the Internet to acquire health information. While a significant amount of health-related information is available on the Internet, the accuracy of this information is highly variable.
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19 July 2008 | No Comments »
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The intersection of online social networking with medical professionalism

Thompson, Lindsay A. et al, Journal of General Internal Medicine, 23(7)

To measure the frequency and content of online social networking among medical students and residents.

Using the online network Facebook, we evaluated online profiles of all medical students (n = 501) and residents (n = 312) at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Objective measures included the existence of a profile, whether it was made private, and any personally identifiable information. Subjective outcomes included photographic content, affiliated social groups, and personal information not generally disclosed in a doctor–patient encounter.
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5 July 2008 | No Comments »
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Electronic health records in outpatient clinics: perspectives of third year medical students

Rouf, Emran et al, BMC Medical Education, 8

United States academic medical centers are increasingly incorporating electronic health records (EHR) into teaching settings. We report third year medical students’ attitudes towards clinical learning using the electronic health record in ambulatory primary care clinics.
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1 April 2008 | No Comments »
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