Algonquin College and Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH) are teaming up to provide students with valuable hands-on experience to prepare them for working with a real electronic health record (EHR). As part of the College’s digital health programmes, they are using MEDITECH Expanse to teach EHR configuration, workflows, collaboration and security in lab sessions.
“By having our students engaged with applied labs using real-world technology, we are ensuring they can develop the employable skills they need to be successful in digital health roles,” said John Dallas, Academic Chair, Information and Communications Technology – Security, Systems & Networking, Algonquin College. “It’s important to us to develop a curriculum that can extend and support integrated learning opportunities. We look forward to growing the partnership and exploring opportunities in other related programmes.”
The labs are part of two Algonquin College programmes in collaboration with the School of Advanced Technology and the School of Health and Community Studies: Bachelor of Technology (Digital Health) and the Digital Health Ontario Graduate Certificate. In developing the course, Algonquin College sought industry assistance to help develop the lab components of the course. QCH – which uses MEDITECH Expanse – agreed to make its training platform available to students.
“This partnership provides students with unique EHR training, using the same technology we have at the hospital,” said Tim Pemberton, Queensway Carleton Hospital Vice President, Mental Health, Diagnostic Services, Chief Information Officer and Chief Privacy Officer.Click below to share this article