Pearson Collaborates with Cerner to Create First Evidence-Based Electronic Health Records Learning Experience

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RealEHRPrep Helps Nursing Programs Train Career-Ready Graduates

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Pearson is collaborating with Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to create RealEHRPrep, the first evidence-based electronic health records (EHR) learning system designed to help nursing programs graduate better prepared, practice-ready nurses.

Combining Pearson’s proven learning technology with Cerner’s Academic Education Solution will help create an authentic EHR learning experience that features a guided learning path that prepares students to demonstrate competency. RealEHRPrep can provide students with a realistic learning experience, starting with basic simulations and electronic documentation, to help them develop clinical judgment and become more practice-ready.

“Today’s nursing students are under pressure to be ready for practice once they graduate and pass the licensure exam. Yet clinical time is not always available, which means that realistic learning experiences in the classroom are more important than ever,” said Leah Jewell, President of Health Science and Careers at Pearson Higher Education. “Pearson’s collaboration with Cerner is another part of our ongoing commitment to improving the educational experience for instructors and their students today who will be tomorrow’s nurses.”

The Health Information Technology for Economic Clinical Health Act has accelerated automation in healthcare, which has created a growing demand for nursing programs to graduate students that can demonstrate competency in electronic documentation. RealEHRPrep with Cerner’s Academic Education Solution reflects the sophistication of EHR systems used in today’s health care facilities, offering a defined pedagogy, alerts and comprehensive data needed for clinical decision-making. More than 9,000 facilities worldwide currently use Cerner’s powerful EHR systems to advance patient care, increase efficiencies and improve access to critical patient information.

“Automation brings a tremendous number of benefits to patient care and hospital operations. However, these benefits are lost if the nurses and clinicians are not able to fully embrace the technology and use it effectively,” said Rob Campbell, VP and chief learning officer at Cerner. “Through our collaboration with Pearson, we have a real-world learning solution that will ensure nursing students and educators fully understand how to leverage the technology used in practice. This will help eliminate the need to get acquainted with the technology on the floor and support better patient care.”

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Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, has global reach and market-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing (NYSE: PSO). The company provides innovative print and digital education materials, including personalized learning programs such as MyLab and Mastering; education services including custom publishing; and content-independent platforms including the EQUELLA digital repository and Pearson LearningStudio for online learning programs.

Media Contact: Susan Aspey, susan.aspey (at) pearson (dot) com or (800) 745-8489

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