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Theresa Waters, RN, BSN

Research Instructor
EHR Educational Specialist


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.


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