Below are a collection of brief video tutorials about EMERSE.
For additional learning options, see the User Guide and the list of available Presentations.

Instructional Videos

Learn how to use EMERSE in about 45 minutes.


Logging in/Attestation

How to log in and complete the Attestation screen, required of every user at the time of each login.
Length: 1 minute, 31 seconds

System highlights

A brief summary of the highlights of the system, especially as it related to choosing the patients to search through and the options for entering search terms.
Length: 2 minutes, 40 seconds

Patient Lists

Details about the features related to using Patient Lists.
Length: 2 minutes, 22 seconds

Search basics

Details about how to run a search with the quick terms for a specified list of patients. This also covers a few aspects of the Overview screen that shows the results from the search, including how to drill down to specific notes with terms.
Length: 3 minutes, 51 seconds

Overview screen

A detailed description of the Overview screen, showing several ways to visualize and make sense of the search results.
Length: 3 minutes, 17 seconds

Quick Terms

A detailed description of the Quick Terms screen, and the options available for searching, including specifying a case-sensitive search as well as wildcards.
Length: 2 minutes, 47 seconds


Details about how to take advantage of the Synonyms feature, which can suggest a wide variety of related terms and phrases to help expand the search.
Length: 4 minutes, 29 seconds

Term Bundles

An introduction to Term Bundles. Bundles are a powerful way to build and share re-usable searches. Aspects of the search can be customized, including the colors that the terms appear in.
Length: 4 minutes, 56 seconds


An overview of how to use the simple negation feature built into EMERSE. This can handle some basic negation tasks as well as helping users ignore terms in the wrong context, even if they are not truly negated.
Length: 2 minutes, 37 seconds

Comments and Tags

How to use the Comments and Tags feature within patient lists, which can be useful for keeping track of search results when reviewing a set of patients.
Length: 2 minutes, 55 seconds

Advanced Search

Using the Advanced Search feature, which allows power users to perform complex searches including Boolean logic, proximity search, regular expressions, and more.
Length: 3 minutes, 47 seconds

All Patients Search

The All Patients search feature allows users to find a cohort by searching across the entire set of patients and documents in the system. This is useful for identifying a cohort when one has not yet been found.
Length: 6 minutes, 17 seconds

Merge Patient Lists

The Merge Patient Lists feature provides a powerful option to compare two Patient Lists and combine them, or even select the Patients that don't overlap, using an intuitive Venn diagram selection feature.
Length: 4 minutes, 42 seconds