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The Canadian Healthcare Education Common's Virtual Library provides educators and learners with easy access to educational materials, including virtual patients or electronic cases.

 

Total Learning Objects currently in library: 1486


2 Aug 13

The inflamed and angry

Description: 

 

This virtual patient case, gives the student the opportunity to:
  - Learn about a common rheumatology case and its presentation
  - Perform various actions (like history taking) in making a diagnosis
  - Generate a differential diagnosis
  - Determine the appropriate management 
The case was built on the ‘Virtual Interactive Case’ (VIC) platform.  This has allowed for integration of the EMR, providing an immersive and more clinically realistic experience.  This platform evaluates the student by awarding points when the user performs important pertinent actions.  In addition each action adds time. Therefore the optimal score is attained when the user is efficient and completes all pertinent actions, while avoiding unnecessary ones.
At the end of the case, the student will be able to see how they did in relation to the optimal score/time and will receive feedback about important actions that were selected/missed, the patient's diagnosis and appropriate treatment options.

This virtual patient case, gives the student the opportunity to:  - Learn about a common rheumatology case and its presentation  - Perform various actions (like history taking) in making a diagnosis  - Generate a differential diagnosis  - Determine the appropriate management 
The case was built on the ‘Virtual Interactive Case’ (VIC) platform.  This has allowed for integration of the EMR, providing an immersive and more clinically realistic experience.  This platform evaluates the student by awarding points when the user performs important pertinent actions.  In addition each action adds time. Therefore the optimal score is attained when the user is efficient and completes all pertinent actions, while avoiding unnecessary ones.
At the end of the case, the student will be able to see how they did in relation to the optimal score/time and will receive feedback about important actions that were selected/missed, the patient's diagnosis and appropriate treatment options.

Participant in the CHEC-CESC Virtual Patient Challenge 2012-2013.  

This Virtual Patient Case was submitted as part of the CHEC-CESC Virtual Patient Challenge 2012  as part of the AFMC-Infoway Physician in Training e-Health Curriculum and e-Learning initiative.

The focus of the challenge is on virtual patients that incorporate the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and other aspects of e-health to improve patient care. Below you will find the submission requirements including e-Health topics that must be incorporated in the case design, and the pedagogical and instructional case design criteria.

Tazirie LeClerc
5 Mar 12

The preparation of technologically literate graduates for professional practice.

Description: 

"A broad historical overview of the implementation of information and communication technology in higher education and healthcare in Australia is provided before discussing the extent to which the technology skills learnt at university are relevant or transferable to contemporary practice environments."

Chapter/Section/Volume No.: 
Contemp Nurse
Page Number: 
18-25
Tazirie LeClerc
5 Mar 12

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences electronic health record and medical informatics training for undergraduate health professionals.

Description: 

The paper outlines the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) plan to integrate medical informatics training for continued professional development. 

Chapter Name: 
J Med Libr Assoc
Page Number: 
212-6
Tazirie LeClerc
14 Aug 15

Unleashing Innovation: Excellent Healthcare for Canada

Description: 

This report was developed by the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation for the Department of Health. It identifies ways in which Canada needs to progress and innovate healthcare services in order to improve patient care. 

French Version/Version Française

Kate Proctor
6 Aug 13

Virtual Medicine - A case of hematemesis

Description: 

Electronic Health Record (EHR) is changing the way physicians practice medicine. This is a webcase designed to teach future physicians about using EHRs to complement their history and physical exam to admit a patient with hematemesis. The patient is a 65-year-old female with a complex medical history who does not speak English. As medical students work through the case, they will learn about 1) the use of EHR as a tool to overcome barriers in communication with patients;  2) how EHRs enhance, but are not substitutes for, clinical history and physical exam; 3) an approach and admission for hematemesis; and 4) basic lab test costs and utilization of healthcare resources. Students will answer questions on an online admission form with a time limit to simulate a real-life admission. Assessment and feedback will be provided to the students after completion of their virtual medical experience.

 

Participant in the CHEC-CESC Virtual Patient Challenge 2012-2013. 

This Virtual Patient Case was submitted as part of the CHEC-CESC Virtual Patient Challenge 2012  as part of the AFMC-Infoway Physician in Training e-Health Curriculum and e-Learning initiative.

The focus of the challenge is on virtual patients that incorporate the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and other aspects of e-health to improve patient care. Below you will find the submission requirements including e-Health topics that must be incorporated in the case design, and the pedagogical and instructional case design criteria.

Tazirie LeClerc
17 Feb 12

What are Canadian Medical Students Learning about Health Informatics ?

Description: 

"Objective: To perform an environmental scan of health informatics teaching practices in Canadian medical schools as part of a quality improvement initiative at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine." 

Tazirie LeClerc
25 Apr 12

What is Health Informatics? - Video

Description: 

Short video explaining health informatics. Interviews conducted by Dr. Katrina Hurley.

Description from Youtube, by Dr. Katrina Hurley:

What is health informatics? In the words of Dr. Noni MacDonald: 
"Most of the way I've seen it defined is the intersection with health information, computer science and health care and health systems but I think that's very linear and very narrow in what it is. For me what Health Informatics is really is about is how do we take all of these tools and have everybody able to manage health, health care systems and their own personal health in a better way. That's whether you're the mayor of the city, whether you're the Dean of Medicine, whether you're the CEO of one of the biggest health organization or you're John Q Public who's just cut their finger. That's what it's all about."

Filmed at Dalhousie University 2010.
Edited by Mohammed Al-Bakri 2011.

Participants:
Dr. Grace Paterson
Dr. Noni MacDonald
Dr. Ray LeBlanc
Dr. Ajantha Jayabarathan
Mr. Amir Feridooni
Dr. Raza Abidi
Dr. Brett Taylor

Tazirie LeClerc
28 Aug 15

Best Advice Guide: Adopting EMR's in a Patient's Medical Home

File: 
application/pdf iconBAG_EMR_Final_ENG_Print.pdf
3.12 MB
application/pdf
Description: 

"This guide will focus on the basic advantages of EMRs and the adoption of new technology.
Future guides will build on this foundation to explore EMRs’ use and their potential in more
depth and detail."

 

French Version/ Version française

Kate Proctor
28 Aug 15

GUIDE DE CONSEILS PRATIQUES : MISE EN PLACE D’UN SYSTÈME DE DMÉ

File: 
Description: 

"Conseil pratique : Soins centrés sur le patient dans les centres de médecine de famille

Ce guide pratique offre aux médecins un contexte entourant l’importance de fournir des soins centrés sur les besoins des patients. Le document contient des suggestions concrètes sur la façon de centrer davantage les pratiques en médecine familiale sur les patients en les impliquant dans la planification et la prestation de leurs soins."

Version anglaise/ English Version 


Kate Proctor
26 Aug 15

The Need to Incorporate Health Information Technology into Physicians' Education and Professional Development

File: 
Description: 

Abstract:

"Nationwide, as physicians and health care systems adopt electronic health records, health information technology is becoming integral to the practice of medicine. But current medical education and professional development curricula do not systematically prepare physicians to use electronic health records and the data these systems collect. We detail how training in meaningful use of electronic health records could be incorporated into physician training, from medical school, through licensure and board certification, to continuing medical education and the maintenance of licensure and board certification. We identify six near-term opportunities for professional organizations to accelerate the integration of health information technology into their requirements."

Kate Proctor