Many hospitals understand the importance of learning and development for their organization. A solid learning and development strategy can help hospitals decrease their turnover rates, improve employee engagement, and lead to better quality of care for patients. Unfortunately, few organizations have the resources or personnel available to develop content on their own.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution for learning and development in the healthcare industry. That’s because learning and development content must be specific to your organization and meet a number of different education requirements for a diverse workforce built on highly specialized positions.

Chances are, your content development problem is characterized by one or more of these underlying conditions:

  • A lack of staff and/or skills required to build new content
  • An inability to meet the scale and scope of the highly specialized content that needs to be built
  • Absence of the technology needed to quickly and easily create new content
  • No way to identify or easily capture the expertise of experienced staff
DID YOU KNOW?
  • Hospitals and providers spend as much as 20X less on training per employee than businesses outside healthcare.
  • Employees who receive continuous training are 2X as likely to stick with their organization than those who do not.
  • Approximately 2 million years’ worth of experience leaves the healthcare industry, annually, due to the exodus of Baby Boomers.

Treatment Plan

The remedy for your content development challenge relies on one or more of the key focus areas described below.

Data & Benchmarks

The Issues:

  • We can’t track basic metrics like enrollments and completions, so we don’t know which content is working.
  • We’re not sure what competencies we should be creating content for.

The HealthcareSource Way:

If you’re implementing or updating a learning and development strategy, it can be difficult to know where to start. At HealthcareSource, we believe data holds the answer. By deploying competency assessments, hospitals can validate their staff’s clinical, technical, and behavioral skills to understand which learning needs are most pressing and, therefore, where content development efforts should be focused. You can then automatically track metrics like enrollments and completions, helping you identify what content is working and what simply isn’t resonating with your team.

How We Help:

Deliver the right curriculum at the right time, and manage all aspects of your workforce’s learning in this paperless system. Create learning curricula, develop blended learning using the tools of your choice, and track it all in one place. Learn more »

Validate your staff's clinical, technical, and behavioral skills across a number of key knowledge areas. Competency Management includes a library of nearly 1,500 clinical and non-clinical competencies comprised of more than 8,700 skills. Learn more »

People & Skillsets

The Issue:

  • Our staff has no easy way to track their education, so they don’t. This makes it difficult to identify gaps for content development.

The HealthcareSource Way:

Content development is a never-ending process of updating old courses, creating new ones, and filling in any gaps. At HealthcareSource, we understand this leads to a number of issues, including longer content development cycles. By giving employees a dashboard to track their education and development, you can empower workers and help build a culture of growth. It will also help you quickly and easily identify problem areas with your current courseware — information that can help focus your content development strategy.

How We Help:

Deliver the right curriculum at the right time, and manage all aspects of your workforce’s learning in this paperless system. Create learning curricula, develop blended learning using the tools of your choice, and track it all in one place. Learn more »

Process

The Issues:

  • Due to complicated, time-consuming testing requirements, finding third-party content vendors is a big challenge.
  • We struggle testing our workers’ knowledge because it’s difficult to track completions and even more difficult to efficiently score tests.
  • We can’t house our proprietary content with our third-party content, creating a segmented library that hurts engagement.

The HealthcareSource Way:

Developing learning content is a difficult and complicated process that often involves budgeting, partnerships, and technical know-how. At HealthcareSource, we want to be the ones who help take the pain away. We handle testing, validating, and loading content into your system, so all you need to focus on is finding content you like. And, when you’re ready to start adding your own original content, like onboarding docs and mission statements, it will all be together in a central location.

How We Help:

Deliver the right curriculum at the right time, and manage all aspects of your workforce’s learning in this paperless system. Create learning curricula, develop blended learning using the tools of your choice, and track it all in one place. Learn more »

Why create your own content when you can choose from more than 4,000 modules developed by HealthcareSource and our trusted partners? Transform your learning with readily available resources that meet your education needs. Learn more »

The ability to manage the skills associated with a specific position helps to ensure quality performance. Managers and employees can use the checklist for measuring performance, identifying learning opportunities, and as a guide for career pathing. Learn more »

Technology

The issues:

  • We don’t have data to show us what content we need to develop.
  • We don’t have a single system that can house the content we develop and our third-party content.
  • We don’t have time to build everything from scratch.

The HealthcareSource Way:

At HealthcareSource, we understand that technology should be making your life easier and processes like content development more efficient. We support your content development efforts by providing a solid foundation in the form of thousands of healthcare-specific courses and credits. We provide skills checklists to ensure you’re always targeting the right areas of development. And, we make it easy for you to use your own content as well as third-party content.

How We Help:

Deliver the right curriculum at the right time, and manage all aspects of your workforce’s learning in this paperless system. Create learning curricula, develop blended learning using the tools of your choice, and track it all in one place. Learn more »

Why create your own content when you can choose from more than 4,000 modules developed by HealthcareSource and our trusted partners? Transform your learning with readily available resources that meet your education needs. Learn more »

The ability to manage the skills associated with a specific position helps to ensure quality performance. Managers and employees can use the checklist for measuring performance, identifying learning opportunities, and as a guide for career pathing. Learn more »

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