July 10, 2023

EMR training starts today

As you may know, the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) team has been training our EMR Super Users for the past two weeks, with over 300 staff trained. The time has now come when we begin the eight-week journey of EMR training.

From today until 1 September, we will be training more than 4,000 clinical and non-clinical staff working in inpatient and specialist clinics maternity settings. The EMR team is also working on eLearning training modules for areas that would have limited interactions with the EMR for more than 800 staff. These modules will be available by August. Remember, no training, no access.

We understand that learning about the basic functions of the EMR and new workflows within a day is not an easy task. On the myLearning platform, there are pre-learning videos for nursing, medical, allied health, and pharmacy staff to view before attending the classroom session.

“In the past two weeks when we have been training our super users, it was evident that learners come into the session feeling more confident in basic EMR functions if they have watched the pre-learning videos, and we are glad that staff found the videos useful,” says Linh Tran, EMR Trainer.

The team has been receiving positive feedback on EMR training, which:

  • More than 87 per cent of learners agreed that they feel more confident applying the knowledge learned to their area of work when the EMR is live.
  • 95 per cent of learners agreed the training delivered was relevant to their work.
  • 85 per cent of learners agreed the training was well structured and easy to follow.

The EMR training team has been reviewing the evaluation and will continue to improve how training is delivered throughout the training period. We look forward to seeing many of you in the coming eight weeks.

After training, it is important to practice. We are running practice labs for staff who have completed their classroom training across Epping, Bundoora and Broadmeadows. Please click on the hyperlink to register your interest.