eLearning for Healthcare Workers

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eLearning for Healthcare Workers

While many technological advancements have been made in the medical sector during recent years, a great number of them have not been widely adopted yet, often due to a lack of education on their benefits.

It is here where another technological advancement comes into the picture – eLearning. New medical technology, in combination with targeted elearning efforts, could help bring about a significant advancement in healthcare and medical practices.

The State of eLearning

The use of eLearning in the workplace has become more and more common practice during the last decade. Many prestigious universities from around the world now offer a number of their courses, and even full degrees, online. They are often free to take, however payment is sometimes required to receive an official certificate.

In the corporate world, more and more training is conducted online to avoid costly travel and other training related expenses, and increase the number of people that can follow the training. One survey indicates that 72% of companies today use elearning to keep up with new advances in the industry.

The commercial side of the healthcare sector is booming, and this shows in its increased adoption of new technology. Continual education is crucial for healthcare professionals and using these technological developments in the form of elearning can help keep medical professionals up to date with new developments in their field much better and faster than traditional learning can.

The medical sector is coming to realize this and is rapidly investing in online learning technologies, with elearning for healthcare workers expected to increase by 45.1% during the next year.

Advantages of eLearning

Training will always be important in the healthcare sector, but with ever faster developments in research and technology, the demand for faster learning opportunities has never been greater.

There are numerous advantages to the adoption of elearning in the medical industry. Research on elearning shows that in many aspects, it is superior to more conventional forms of training. Here are a few statistics that clearly show the potential benefit for organizations taht implement elearning in the healthcare sector:

  • Companies can save around 68% in training costs.
  • Information retention by learners is proven to improve by 25% to 60%.
  • Employee productivity can be expected to increase up to 50%.

It is clear from these figures that while introducing or increasing adoption of elearning within your healthcare company may require a significant investment of resources, the long term benefits will, in most cases, far exceed the investment.


Further Help & Advice

Webanywhere have helped numerous healthcare organizations to save money and transform training and development. These include the Fortune 500 companies in the US, and the NHS in the UK. Contact the Workplace Learning team at Webanywhere to learn more about how we could help your organization.


Related Case Studies

University College London Hospitals – NHS Foundation Trust
Pharmacy Training Portal – Totara LMS Case Study