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AMA: Medical students, residents receive insufficient EHR training

June 14, 2018

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Medical students and residents are not effectively using electronic health records because they continue to receive insufficient training on the systems as part of their formal professional education.

That’s the contention of the American Medical Association, whose policymaking body—AMA’s House of Delegates—met this week at its annual meeting and adopted a new policy that encourages medical schools and residency programs to “design clinical documentation and electronic health records (EHR) training that provides evaluative feedback regarding the value and effectiveness of the training, and, where necessary, make modifications to improve the training.”

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