The Use of the EHR with the Interdisciplinary Team: Improving Quality and Safety

Submitter Information

Author: Keevia Porter, DNP, NP-C
Title: Assistant Professor
Institution: University of Tenn HSC
Email: kporter6@uthsc.edu

Competency Category(s)
Evidence-Based Practice, Informatics, Patient-Centered Care, Quality Improvement, Safety, Teamwork and Collaboration

Learner Level(s)
Pre-Licensure BSN, RN to BSN

Learner Setting(s)
Classroom

Strategy Type
Case Studies

Learning Objectives

Describe how patient information entered into an electronic health record is used in patient evaluation and clinical decision making.
Define meaningful use metrics.
Consider how work-flow can contribute to patient outcomes and affect patient safety.
Discuss the role of the interprofessional team, communication and the use of the EHR affect on patient outcomes.

Strategy Overview

Students are divided into groups where they are assigned case study A or B. The( A )case has a negative patient outcome related to improper use of the EHR (electronic health record) and ineffective communication amongst the interdisciplinary team. Contrastingly, the (B) case has a positive outcome as a result of proper use of the EHR and effective communication amongst the interdisciplinary team. Each group is to submit a 3-5 page APA-style (6th ed.) paper that includes an overview of the case including any relevant information, the role of the interdisciplinary team, and answering six-eight questions pertaining to the assigned case. In addition to discussing the concepts of safety and quality improvement, students will also present the concepts of the EHR, communication, role of the interprofessional team, and workflow. These concepts are all connected to informatics in healthcare,

Submitted Materials

QSEN-TS-228-REvisions-EHR_Case-Study-Rubric-QSEN-1.docx
QSEN-TS-228-RevisionsInformatics_EHR_Case-A-and-B-2.docx

Additional Materials

Instructors may create their own cases or contact Dr. Keevia Porter at kporter6@uthsc.edu for sample cases.

Evaluation Description

The assessment is evaluated using a rubric designed specifically for this assessment. The rubric is applicable to both case studies.
The rubric is able to effectively evaluate the assessment’s learning objective.