Study: No EHR training method superior over another

Different approaches to electronic health record training do not appear to affect the knowledge or proficiency of those being trained, according to a study conducted by Westchester, New York-based Sound Shore Medical Center. The study, conducted for the Department of Defense, provided nurses with either 16 hours of traditional classroom instruction in EHR use, or a modified approach, which used the classroom training, but substituted two hours of that training for web training. However, one key finding is that nurses with higher levels of education and computer proficiency needed less training and support, so it may be more cost effective to provide web training to those individuals. Announcement