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Editor's Note
September 2015

Maximizing the EMR’s Educational Potential

JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(9):1562-1563. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2070

Today, a small but significant amount of our education as house officers comes from pop-up alerts in the electronic medical record (EMR). Medical school lectures shaped our understanding of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis, antibiotic stewardship, and transfusion of blood products. In residency, EMR-based clinical decision support (CDS) tools cement the Padua score, empirical antibiotic choices, and appropriate transfusion thresholds. We contend that involving medical trainees in developing CDS tools will increase their value in academic medical centers.

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