1. All staff who work in the EMR Phase 2.1 key clinical areas, listed below, will need to complete online WeLearn training before the July EMR Phase 2.1 Go-Live
- Cancer Services
- Emergency Department and Access
- Perioperative, Theatre and Anaesthesia
- Specialist Clinics (including Community clinical documentation)
- Women’s and Children’s
2. Staff who currently use the EMR outside the EMR Phase 2.1 key clinical areas will have access to new EMR functionality with the Go-Live and so may also need to complete online WeLearn lessons.
This will be determined by the following three questions. Staff who answer yes to any of the following three questions will need to complete the associated lesson.
- Do you need to review patient information in ED?
- Do you need to complete passports to surgery?
- Do your patients require enteral feeds?
Further information on the steps to follow to access training are available here.
For further queries please contact WHS-EMRTrainers@wh.org.au
The estimated time it will take to complete WeLearn training will be noted on each training package.
All training is discipline and area specific. The training material will go through rigorous checks with key stakeholders to ensure the content properly reflects different disciplines and areas. Training will focus on new functionality rather than existing functions within the EMR.
EMR Phase 2.1 training will be delivered in a couple of ways.
1 – The primary training source will be the completion of an interactive WeLearn package which will be discipline and area specific.
2 – Classroom training will also be available from 5th June for four weeks, for those who require additional help or quite simply, just prefer classroom training.
Bookings for this classroom training are now open and can be made by searching ‘EMR Face to Face Training’ in WeLearn. Sessions will be held at the Footscray, Sunshine, Williamstown and Sunbury sites.
These classroom training sessions are separate from the EMR Super User classroom training sessions.
Practicing what has been learnt in training will be immensely important to help further increase understanding. You will have access to the EMR practice environment via the EMR Super Users for your area.
Super Users who have completed their online WeLearn and face-to-face classroom training will be emailed a guide to the EMR practice environment. This guide will include a login, training patient details, instructions on accessing and setting up the practice environment, suggested practice activities and a plan for sharing the login with their team.
This practice environment is not linked to the EMR system that is used in everyday work, and the patients in the practice environment are test ones, not real. The system is refreshed every night so the test patients are re-set for more practice the next day.
The practice environment is a simulated EMR environment and may look slightly different and contain less patient information compared to the real EMR environment.
This practice environment is not linked to the EMR system that staff use in their everyday work, and the patients in the practice environment are test ones, not real. The system is refreshed every night so the test patients are re-set for more practice the next day.
Yes, especially if you work in specialised areas such as ED, ICU or Midwifery. If you work in multiple areas, you will need to complete the WeLearn lessons for each area that you work in.