At the beginning of our implementation, we were given user names and logins for an elearning system that helps train you on your new system you are about to use.
What a great idea we thought.
When you log in there are currently three main topics (later more will be added). We were told to focus on the EPM or electronic practice management section first, as that system will be installed separately prior to our EHR or electronic health records system. When you open up the EPM category, a flood of subcategories open up. Within each subcategory is anywhere from one to twenty training sessions. Many of these are 15 minute training sessions, but there are a good number of 30 min and 45 min sessions as well.
That’s a lot of online training sessions.
But, it’s a big program. I’m sure there are a lot of features that make it great, but if you don’t know how to use them, you’ll miss out. I diligently started into the training.
As I am going through the training, the system will teach you about a function and then pop up a multiple choice question. Ahh, the system wants to make sure I’m paying attention and perhaps it’s setup this way to provide feedback to the company that the users are able to learn the objectives of the session based on the material presented.
If you get an answer wrong the system gives you the correct answer plus an explanation. Someone put a lot of work into creating these sessions. But it is also taking a lot of work to complete the sessions.