Calling all e-learning folks who work in healthcare organizations

Received a note from a blog reader who is looking for healthcare organizations to benchmark with. She's looking to broaden her organization's e-learning curriculum, and she wants to compare notes about what's working (and what's not) when it comes to developing & deploying e-learning in a hospital or healthcare organization.

What a cool opportunity to connect with someone in the same industry and help each other improve your organization's e-learning effectiveness!

If you work in a healthcare setting and would be willing to share your experiences with a fellow community member, please add a reply to this post, or send me a message (you can click on my name and choose "send private message"). Thanks!

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Matteo Barollo

Hi,

I am working in a Medical University Network in Kazakhstan (i am Italian tho!) and i am working on developing an Elearning course of the Department of Communicative skills based on our LMS system. It would be awesome to develop a system of evaluation of the performance of the network totally Elearning based and use it as tool of sharing knowledge within the network.

Unfortunately, i am having trouble on this project for the lack of know-how. 

I find amazing the idea to share experience and ideas,

Thank you

Lynn Wonsick

I just came across this posting today.  I am very interested in collaboration and sharing anything I know with regard to e-learning and healthcare environments.  I had worked for over 7 years for a large healthcare system with 3 hospitals and many Primary Care Offices in the system.  We created hundreds of e-learning courses in-house that were used for every kind of education from clinical, regulatory and leadership development.  I now an working for an extremely large healthcare provider system across the U.S. and we are doing similar work here.  You can imagine the challenges with delivering training to over 30,000 employees in 42 states.

shirley pinchev

I am the Outreach Developer for Ophoenix.org a public benefit corp. We are developing a website and e learning site for disabled individuals introducing Accessible Gardening. Accessible Gardening is making accommodations in the garden - both private and public - to enable individuals with physical and mental issues benefit from enjoy being out in nature and growing plants and vegetables. The ADA (American Disability Act) makes it mandatory for all public gardens be accessible - but most do not comply because they are either not aware of the law or how to accommodate handicapped people. It is the mission of our site to bring this information to disabled individuals, Horticultural Therapists, hospitals and organizations dedicated to enriching the lives of all people regardless of physical or mental limits.

Lorraine Hughes

shirley pinchev said:

I am the Outreach Developer for Ophoenix.org a public benefit corp. We are developing a website and e learning site for disabled individuals introducing Accessible Gardening. Accessible Gardening is making accommodations in the garden - both private and public - to enable individuals with physical and mental issues benefit from enjoy being out in nature and growing plants and vegetables. The ADA (American Disability Act) makes it mandatory for all public gardens be accessible - but most do not comply because they are either not aware of the law or how to accommodate handicapped people. It is the mission of our site to bring this information to disabled individuals, Horticultural Therapists, hospitals and organizations dedicated to enriching the lives of all people regardless of physical or mental limits.


Shirley,

I am an Instructional Designer and Master Gardener in Southern Indiana. We have a community garden and we are making it accessible to all. I would be interested in talking with you regarding this project. My personal email is lohughes@frontier.com if you would like to contact me.

Gustavo S.

Liz, I find that when designers in the healthcare industry (Epic and other EMR record developers) seem to find that system training is all about "click that button" and then "click that other button". Workflow training is important but in the end you're just telling the learner where to click without any context. We have started to re-define that "click there" mentality and we are actively engaging our learners with scenario based learning. Putting things in a real-life context. 

Also, instead of saying "click the button to process the claim" we are actively changing the prompt to "where would you click to process the claim?". This minor change has made the eLearning modules a little more challenging to nurses and patient service representatives who are used to skipping everything. 

It's also so important how to present your project. A slick template, consistent branding, edgy graphics catches people's attentions. Check out Presenter Media or the resources here in the forums to spice up your message. 

We also have a network of over 30,000 users and we have built a SharePoint site for our SMEs to request projects. Whether it's for onboarding, customization, refreshers and more, we built a simple request form that asks SMEs to think about their project from a designer's point of view. We can then engage them with more information/ideas during our kick off meeting.

Paul Brennan

Hi, my company provides conflict management and therapeutic intervention training to several NHS Ambulance trusts and NHS Health Care trusts throughout the uk (www.stand2.com). I have developed several e learning programmes to support the classroom training we provide. Always happy to help, network and share ideas.

Suzie Farthing

I am thrilled to have found this thread specific to eLearning in healthcare. I am new to eLearning and plan to use the Articulate software. Right now I am attempting to begin an eLearning (really a proper education infrastructure. . .period) for a free safety net medical clinic. I am interested in finding others, like myself, who are developing courses for volunteer providers and patients with low health and digital literacy. I would greatly appreciate any collaboration with other free clinic educators. :)

Jiju Punnoose

Hi, my company Scientific Directions, produces elearning specifically geared to the healthcare sector. Most of the work we do is performance improvement learning (for example, tackling the various Medicare penalty programs). However we also produce hardcore didactic material through e-learning as well.