If you’re planning to use the EHR Simulation module in your classes, you likely have questions about how it works.
In this article, we’ll answer the most common questions teachers like you ask us about the EHR Simulation.
What Is the EHR Simulation Module?
The AES EHR Simulation module provides students with exposure to the general capabilities of an EHR system.
Instead of emulating a full EHR system, this simulation focuses on a subset of functions related to front-office and clinical tasks a medical assistant would perform on a routine basis.
The simulation contains two modes for students to work in - learning scenarios and Sandbox mode.
What Learning Scenarios Are Included?
The EHR Simulation module has three units, broken into lessons that each contain one learning scenario.
Unit 1: Scheduling Appointments
Scenario 1 -- Existing Patient Call (Annual Physical)
Scenario 2 -- Existing Patient Call (Abdominal Pain)
Scenario 3 -- New Patient Call (Sore Back)
Scenario 4 -- New Patient Call (Other Responsible Party)
Unit 2: Other Front-Office Tasks
Scenario 1 -- Existing Patient Arrival
Scenario 2 -- New Patient Arrival
Scenario 3 -- Walk-in Patient
Scenario 4 -- Patient Check Out
Scenario 5 -- Process Pending Lab Orders
Unit 3: Clinical Tasks
Scenario 1 -- Document Height, Weight, and Vitals
Scenario 2 -- Document Chief Complaint and ROS
Scenario 3 -- Reconcile Allergies and Medication
Scenario 4 -- Document Clinical Findings
Scenario 5 -- Document a Vaccination
These scenarios guide students through entering information according to the workflow they might use in a medical office.
Are There Teacher Guides or Answer Keys for the EHR Scenarios?
If you or your students are struggling with a screen in a scenario, send us a chat and we can help walk you through it.
Are There Any Prerequisites for Students?
Before working in the EHR Simulation, your students should complete the Health Information Technology (HIT) module.
In the HIT module, students learn HIT terminology, gain exposure to an EHR system, and understand the importance of following HIPAA guidelines.
Without this understanding of medical records and EHR systems, your students will be missing background information needed to fully understand the EHR Simulation module.
Additionally, you may want to have students complete the units below before attempting Unit 3 of the module (Clinical Tasks):
Module: Physical Exams, Unit 1: Introduction to Physical Exams
Module: Client Status, Unit 1: Vital Signs and Body Measurements
Module: Communications, Unit 5: Documentation
Will This Prepare Students for CEHRS Certification?
On it’s own the AES EHR Simulation module will not fully prepare students for the NHA CEHRS certification. However, teachers frequently use the AES curriculum in conjunction with test prep materials to help students prepare for the exam.
Why Can’t I See the EHR Simulation Module in the Gradebook?
This module is not visible in your standard AES gradebook because there are no graded quizzes or tests.
See the next question to find out how to keep track of your students’ progress in the module.
How Can I Keep Track of Whether Students Complete the EHR Scenarios?
The system tracks which scenarios students complete in the same way that traditional lessons are tracked in other HealthCenter21 modules.
To review which students have completed the EHR Simulation module, use the Status Report.
What Is the EHR Sandbox Mode?
The sandbox mode is a free form option where students can complete tasks in the EHR simulation without guidance from the system.
Have additional questions about the EHR Simulation module? Send us a chat!