We have been using the Lippincott Docucare product for 2 semesters now. We are starting our 3rd semester with the educational EMR.
The initial semester was bumpy, with resistance from students, faculty and clinical faculty being very high. There is a learning curve on using it, but it is very short once one starts using it. Getting the clinical faculty to use it has been a challenge, they are resistant as providing student feedback it is an activity that is after clinical time and not compensated for (with compensation being a hurdle).
That being said, I have clinical faculty who now are providing feedback consistently and quickly to the students using their phones, and tablets. Once faculty take the 12 minutes to review the webinars provided it becomes pretty easy for them, but again the buy in has been tough.
Students buying the product in a timely manner is also an issue for us even though it is attached to a book, and required to complete the course assignments and objectives. Even with our first nursing course student, they look at the price and buy old texts and only the book even though in A and P and on the website we provide them with information for a more informed choice before buying their tests for the upcoming semester.
The clinical faculty now, that most are embracing the product are starting to come up with some innovative ideas utilizing the Docucare on their own to bridge identified learning gaps, and that has been interesting to see unfold.
There are still limitations to the product; and I can only speak of it as it is used for simulation purposes. It not being live is tedious the first time creating the cases for our simulations. We do simulation with the case unfolding with each group so I create version 'A" for the initial group getting report from the faculty, then I have to anticipate what the students might do and create a version "B" for the next group who gets report from student group "A"; then a version "C" for the student group who gets report from student group "B", etc. Then here and there other version or paths that the simulation may go. Once that was done though, it has worked out very well.
There are also limitations such as there is no Pre-op check list in the system, and when searching for nursing diagnosis it doesn't match the text books; and the search boxes for orders are worded awkwardly. For example, I enter an order for venipuncture then in the notes have to put CBC. Some common things are missing as well, such as Vital Signs; but they can be entered manually. I prefer not to do this because then the students don't have the ability to utilize the resources built into the system like the procedure and/or drug monograph that are available if you use the pre-loaded terms.
I have hooked up a bar-coder but it does't always work, however, before the bar coder rarely were the rights of medication administration done, now its rare they are not in the simulation setting.
Overall, we like the product, and starting in the Winter of 2016 all our classes will be utilizing it (we gradually implemented it with th last class not using it graduating in December of 2015).
Lippincott has been very supportive and always there to answer questions, and assist with any issues. The customer service has been above and beyond for us. They have also been very open to suggestions and are starting to add enhancements this summer.