Interaction Blog Post 4 – Electronic Health Records

Interaction Blog Post 4 – Electronic Health Records

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The video that I have selected is about how important electronic health records are to hospitals in terms of its enhanced workflow for doctors and staff.

In what way are they likely to respond to the video on their own, e.g. make notes, do an activity, think about the topic (learner-generated)?

As this video focuses on how an electronic health record can support a doctor and medical staff, there are problems brought up during the video. An example is the availability and accessibility of a patient’s health record. Before the introduction of electronic health records, health records were mainly recorded on paper. This can cause bottlenecks in the workflow for doctors as a patient’s health record may be across the hospital and needs to be retrieved and reviewed before any decision can be made on the patient. Learners can take note of which problems are brought up in the video and how an electronic health record system can solve those problems. Learners can also reflect on their own experience with the healthcare system and how effective or ineffective it was.

In what way are they likely to respond to the video on their own, e.g. make notes, do an activity, think about the topic (learner-generated)?

Since this video was uploaded on YouTube, learners have the ability to comment in the comment section of the video, and as a result, it can promote interactivity between the learner and other learners. As well, learners can view what others have commented and can either reply, add it to their knowledge base, or disregard it. This video does not force the learner to respond per se, but learners have the opportunity to leave a comment on the video.

What activity could you suggest that they do, after they have watched the video (designed)? What type of knowledge or skill would that activity help develop? What medium or technology would students use to do the activity?

I would suggest learners to participate in open discussion with other students to discuss the advantages and disadvantages to an electronic health record system. Additionally, a discussion can be held that discusses what other problems and electronic health record could potentially solve. This can add on from the problems posed in the video. These discussions will help learners develop a more holistic understanding of electronic health records.

How would students get feedback on the activity that you set? What medium or technology would they and/or you use for getting and giving feedback on their activity?

Students would get feedback on the ideas they present on whether the ideas are plausible in a health care setting. Furthermore, the use of electronic health records may differ from unit to unit as some may rely more heavily on certain aspects. Therefore, the ideas students present will most likely not receive negative feedback if they can support the ideas. To gather and give feedback, I would have the student send in their answers through a dropbox. This way, I would be able to provide comments on which ideas may need a little more thought. Learners will also be able to assess how well they understand electronic health records.

Comments on Peer’s Posts

Connor’s Blog Post

Hi Connor, I liked your idea of a self-reflection back to a previous experience with healthcare. I feel that healthcare is such a universal experience for everyone that at least everyone would have an experience with the healthcare system. I also liked how you suggested the activity of submitting responses in the format of an online form. This can be an easy way to aggregate all the answers and do some analysis on what students have said, I also liked how you suggested automating parts of the feedback which is a pretty cool idea!

Jiyu’s Blog Post

Hi Jiyu, I enjoyed watching the video you shared. Using the comments section of a YouTube video is a great way to participate and read what others have to say about the video. Self-reflection is also a great method to get students to think about how to better their sleep since sleeping applies to everyone. Also you can share some experiences that you may have and someone may be experiencing the exact same thing.