On Wednesday, the American Medical Association unveiled an innovative program with Indiana University School of Medicine to train medical students in the use of electronic health records. Susan Skochelak, MD, Vice President for Medical Education at the AMA, explained that medical students are frequently not trained to “…effectively and efficiently work with EHRs, even though they are one of the primary tools physicians use in everyday practice.” This program is part of a consortium — Accelerating Change in Medical Education — which seeks to change this; this initiative began with 11 schools in 2013 and has since grown to 32 schools.
Healthie has heard and responded to a similar sentiment regarding the need to bring real-world technology into the classroom among dietitian educators. Over 30 accredited programs, including FSU have already expressed plans to utilize Healthie’s cutting edge telehealth platform for standardized patient encounters, case studies with student evaluation, and student-student practice. Program educators state that the platform allows students to gain valuable experience with charting, goal setting, educating patients, and billing.
Amanda Foti, a graduate of NYU’s program and in-house dietitian at Healthie, is
“excited to have the opportunity to give back to students and provide this educational experience for providers in training. For many of the students we work with, opening their own practices is a dream career and we feel privileged to have the chance to help them succeed and grow.”
As a leading telehealth technology for dietitians in private practice, Healthie provides RDs2Be with the same all-in-one tool that RD graduates are using in clinical practice for patient care. Student subscriptions include access to a weekly educational webinar series and business bootcamp courses, further preparing them to navigate key tips and potential pitfalls involved in running a private practice.