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EHR Introduction

SIU clinics are transitioning from paper charts to an electronic health record (EHR). The medical school curriculum incorporates a graduated approach to electronic documentation for students throughout Years 2, 3 and 4. Year 2 students are given ‘view only’ access to electronic medical records within SIU clinics.  In addition, Year 2 students begin using the EHR to document portions of their encounters with standardized patients within the professional development lab. During Years 3 and 4, students document patient visits in the EHR, utilizing student-specific encounter forms.

All resources regarding medical student EHR documentation are available to medical students on Desire2Learn.

Questions regarding student documentation within the EHR should be directed to Theresa Waters at 545-6963 or twaters@siumed.edu.