PACER Project – Pharmacy Cases Development for a Simulated Electronic Medical Records Database

TitlePACER Project – Pharmacy Cases Development for a Simulated Electronic Medical Records Database
Faculty/College/UnitPharmaceutical Sciences
StatusActive
Duration1 Year
Initiation04/01/2020
Project Summary

The PACER project’s objectives are to provide pharmacy students with a simulated electronic medical record (EMR) patient cases database that can be used to solve drug therapy problems and document recommendations electronically.

An EMR is a computer-based patient health record.(1) EMRs benefit practice settings where health care professionals collaborate to provide patient care by improving communication and efficiency among health care team members, reducing test duplication and adverse drug events, and positively impacting patients’ health outcomes and safety.

In the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, students are introduced to EMRs in two courses: Technology in Healthcare (PHRM 161) and Institutional Practice Skills (PHRM 251). Currently, students do not have access to a populated EMR system and preceptors have reported that students lack the ability to effectively use an EMR to deliver and document patient care.

1) What is an Electronic Medical Record (EMR)? HealthIT.gov. Available at: http://www.healthit.gov/providers-professionals/electronic-medical-records-emr. Accessed October 15, 2019.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2020/2021
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorTony Seet
Year 1: Funded Amount49,984
Year 1: Team Members

Tony Seet, Instructor, Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Aileen Mira, Lecturer, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Jane Xia, Lecturer, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ali Reza Ladak, Lecturer, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Kayla Fang, Lecturer, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Julian Lee, Lecturer, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Jason Min, Lecturer, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Jillian Reardon, Pharmacist / Lecturer, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Jon-Paul Marchand, Director, Educational Technology and Learning Designs, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Jenny He, 3rd-year Entry-to-Practice PharmD Student
Katie Bishop 3rd-year Entry-to-Practice PharmD Student

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