Bringing the complex task of learning Clinical Coding into the modern age
Our Clinical Coding Training Tool is a web application designed to bring the complex task of learning Clinical Coding into the modern age. This unique tool provides a simulated work environment and tailored coding challenges to students, thus replicating aspects of on-the-job education.
By combining these coding challenges with technology that tracks a student’s progress as they undertake each exercise, students can effectively learn while being personally aided by expert instructors.
The ehealth records online learning portal (eHRol) is cloud-based and ideal for clinical coder training and professional development. This tool simulates thousands of real workplace scenarios and health records and allows organisations to manage coding courses, skills assessment, and confirmation.
An end-to-end tool for managing students, coder skill development and workplace training through simulation
eHRol – Optimize your clinical coder training
eHRol is a ground-breaking learning management system with thousands of health records that have been built from real patient records (with artificial identification details). Each record has clinical coding answers (correct & incorrect answer details) with feedback and automated consistent marking. This brings quality and efficiencies to your coder training by:
- the consistent representation of the scope and level of skill of those using the system
- reducing the workload on teaching staff (reduce marking time by 70%)
- allowing educators to use with a cohort for those learning coding, OR can be for individuals that are self directed and updating or extending their skills.
- maintaining consistent answers using collaborative resources (reduce course material maintenance time)
The Common Problem
Coding is complex and training coders is time consuming and expensive. Industry does not have a consistent measure of coders skill and new coders continue to need training and support after their courses are done. Educators find maintaining clinical coding course materials expensive.
There is no shared agreement on the method of assessing competency in clinical coding. What makes an answer correct or incorrect? Are there situations where an answer which is has some missing or incorrect entries would still be considered acceptable?
Improve dependability of coder education through a shared and quality assured resource for consistency in coding and coder training.
Reduce tutor workload and enable self-assessment by providing automated marking and user feedback so that users can improve their skills and knowledge quickly and efficiently.
Take advantage of the computers’ ability to apply complex marking strategies more consistently and quickly than people can. The marking algorithm can be done manually if in those environments which don’t use the tooling.
Support the requirement to confirm competence, which in a vocational education perspective is not represented by a ‘pass mark’. Work is being undertaken to confirm competence using the standardised marking algorithm.
To analyse correct and incorrect answer patterns to improve training, and recognise common errors. This information can also be used to identify and correct issues in coding guidelines and standards which are not producing consistent coding results.
“Successful clinical coders require access to ‘live’ medical records to practice on. This tool is about getting students work-ready by providing tools that equip them with actual practical experience”
“The development of accurate clinical coding skills lies heavily in the ability to abstract relevant information from clinical records. eHRoL has been a breakthrough in its ability to provide real medical records as test scenarios for our students“
“I would describe eHRol as an educator assisted tool. It replaces a major part of the process of marking that educators have to spend a considerable amount of time on in order to check trainee coders’ records and provide feedback. With this tool, coders can practice in their own time and educators can easily monitor their progress.”
“This resource is an effective training tool for future clinical coders to assist in the development of a sustainable and skilled workforce”
After using eHRol’s approach, it is a real and reliable assessment of clinical coding. By providing a real medical records environment it shifts assessment to be more practical, and a professional activity.
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What’s New in ehrol
Helping you transition from the 10th to 11th using our simulated episodes with coding answers and feedback. Here are the number of answer statistics in eHRol for both editions broken down by chapter:
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