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Faculty Profiles : Theresa Waters, RN, BSN

Theresa Waters
Theresa Waters, RN, BSN
EHR Educational Specialist, OEC

801 North Rutledge St. Room 3129
P.O. Box 19622
Springfield, IL 62794-9622
217-545-6963 (phone), 217-545-0192 (fax)


Educational Background | Research Interests & Projects | Teaching Interests & Activities | Selected Publications & Presentations | Grants/Honors

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  • American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) Training Certificate Program
  • Certified Technical Trainer (CTT) Certified Professional

Research Interests & Projects

Research interests related to the electronic medical record (EMR) as it relates to medical student education:

  • Preserving Patient Relationship-centered Care While Utilizing and EMR
  • Medical students' perceptions of an EMR prior to and after experience with an EMR in clinical practice
  • The Importance of Language Characteristics in Documenting Clinical Encounters

Teaching Interests & Activities

Involved in all aspects of Centricity (SIU’s EMR) related to medical students, ensuring medical school curriculum requirements are addressed at each level of implementation.  Assists with the development of student-specific encounter forms within the school’s EMR. Provides training and individual assistance to students.  Consults with faculty and curriculum committees, providing a comprehensive approach to EMR implementation.  Serves on the following committees:  1.) Educational Applications of Health Information Technology and 2) New Technologies in Medical Education.

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • Lausen, H. Han, H., Waters, T. & Lopp, L. (2014) Pearls of Precepting2014: Incorporating EHR Education into the Curriculum. Annual Convention of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Philadelphi, PA, March 2014.
  • Han, H., Waters, T., & Lopp, L. (2014) Preserving Patient Relationship-centered Care while utilizing EHRs. AAMC MedEdPORTAL. Available
  • Han, H., Waters, T., & Lopp, L. (2013). Improving Students’ EHR Communication Skills. CGEA. Cincinnati, OH, March 2013
  • Han, H., Waters, T., & Lopp, L. (2013). Can Students’ EHR Communication Skills Improve with Online Learning? 4th Annual Symposium on Teaching and Learning.
  • Waters T, & Lopp L. (2012) Bringing the EMR to second year medical students.  3rd Annual Symposium of Teaching and Learning, SIU School of Medicine. Springfield, IL, April 2012
  • Han H, Lopp L, & Waters T. (2012) Preserving patient relationship-centered care while utilizing EMR’s: Self-study module for Year 2 medical students. Saint Louis, MO, CGEA March 2012.
  • Incorporating EMR education into medical school curriculum, 1st Annual Symposium on Teaching and Learning, SIU School of Medicine, February 2, 2010