Electronic health records and related technologies are being increasingly deployed throughout the world. It is expected that upon graduation health professionals will be able to use these technologies in effective and efficient ways. However, educating health professional students about such technologies has lagged behind. There is a need for software that will allow medical, nursing and health informatics students access to this important software to learn how it works and how to use it effectively. Furthermore, electronic health record educational software that is accessed should provide a range of functions including allowing instructors to build patient cases. Such software should also allow for simulation of a course of a patient's stay and the ability to allow instructors to monitor student use of electronic health records. In this paper we describe our work in developing the requirements for an educational electronic health record to support education about this important technology. We also describe a prototype system being developed based on the requirements gathered.
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