The MHS GENESIS electronic health record system went live in 2017, marking the beginning of a new era for the Military Health System.
Successful implementation and continuous use of MHS GENESIS in MHS treatment require high-quality training for both physicians and patients.
Using the data and insights created by clinical informatics, as well as receiving peer training from local and regional professionals in the new EHR, are both crucial parts of the training users will need to make the most of MHS GENESIS.
Incorporating clinical informatics into peer training significantly improves providers’ ability to learn and disseminate best practices when using MHS GENESIS. With this data, the two groups will be able to work together for greater benefits in areas like preparedness, access, care, and cost savings. The goal of the MHS is to maximize the amount of high-quality time that medical professionals spend with their patients during the transition to care.
The need of teaching patients and caregivers how to take care of themselves is emphasized by the fact that we only see them less than 1% of the time. Given that the remaining 90%+ of their time is spent socializing, it’s crucial that we do everything in our power to encourage children to develop positive habits while they’re among loved ones.
The most efficient method for achieving this objective is through peer training, which entails training healthcare personnel by specialists, who then train patients.
Peer education programs
According to research on the effectiveness of peer trainers, adults retain more information when they receive instruction in a one-on-one or small-group setting and are exposed to training based on scenarios and workflows.
Naturally, providers’ peers are the finest resources for learning about the scenarios and workflows specific to each provider’s position. If you are a specialist in one area of MHS GENESIS, you can instruct your colleagues in other departments to routinely adopt EHR best practices.
Peer education programs typically incorporate clinical decision support at the point of service. By sharing and debating enterprise-wide best-practice templates, auto text, order sets, and similar tools, these specialists may increase user buy-in and adoption. This course will help new doctors at MHS GENESIS make better treatment and diagnosis decisions for their patients.
Healthcare Information Technology
Providers’ mastery of MHS GENESIS will play a role in the new system’s ultimate success. The field of clinical informatics is especially important because it educates medical professionals on the best ways to leverage data from electronic health records to boost efficiency and quality of care. Maximizing data quality is critical. Because we don’t want people to make bad decisions because of misleading data.
It is crucial that doctors be trained by clinical informaticists because of their expertise and interest in the field of using better data to drive decisions. An integral component of this is training in evaluating the processes currently used in EHR systems and learning how to eliminate unnecessary or harmful ones.
In order to maintain a uniform standard of care across the organization, it is essential to instill a company-wide standardized workflow training program. This improves the finished product.
Teaching MHS GENESIS to inexperienced or sluggish users can be quite profitable for businesses run by clinical informatics experts.
More training means better communication and cooperation among service providers. Less time spent on paperwork means more time for direct patient care and easier-to-read notes. Streamlining procedures can have a positive effect on job satisfaction, fatigue, and employee retention.
As a result of providers’ greater efficiency, patients can spend more time in individual sessions with their doctors. Care that is more precisely informed and more efficiently delivered is the consequence of standardized recording standards utilized in the electronic health record (EHR).
Peer training bolstered by clinical informatics is a potent instrument for enhancing the standard of care and lowering costs in the healthcare system.
To ensure that everyone benefits to the fullest extent from the MHS system, it is imperative that organizations in the field “bite the bullet” and mandate that all peer experts obtain training in best practices, how to teach others, and in actually teaching others. If experts in the field are only expected to do it on the side or in their own time, it won’t get done.
Success requires familiarity with the tools of the trade, whether in an operational or garrison environment. MHS GENESIS will be implemented in all MTFs in the United States by year’s end of 2023. As of now, existence in one of the 74 MTF Commands. Please inquire at the Defense Manpower Data Center.