Whether you are installing a new electronic health record (EHR) system in your practice or upgrading an outdated system, you can’t skip training. EHR training is not a one-off event; rather, it involves planning, preparing, and conducting of well-timed, pretraining and post-training activities that contribute to the overall training experience and the success of the new system. Through this blog, I endeavor to give you a brief introduction to each activity and how to make them count in the training process.
In the pre-technology era, the written word was translated by mere mortals. These translations varied from a translation exactly mirroring the original, to some translators such as renowned author Jorge Luis Borges who added his own ideas to the translated text, to better them. He held that a translation can improve an original, that contradictory renderings of the same work can be equally valid, and that an original can be unfaithful to a translation. Then along came modern translation tools, and today we have Google Translate, a free service that instantly translates text into over 100 languages. Google Translate is a boon to the travelling salesman, or even to the international tourist; however, it can’t cut the mustard with training courses. Here’s why:
‘Nothing succeeds like success’, according to an old adage – meaning that success leads to opportunities for further and greater successes. This adage holds true even when you upgrade or implement a new Electronic Health Record (EHR) system – it’s the success of this implementation that will lead to its successful utilization in your practice. I’m not referring to the implementation of the EHR hardware and the software, but rather to the steps leading up to it.
When it comes to investing in an online training course, organizations have two options – to buy a course, or to create a customized course. The dilemma organizations face however, is deciding between the two, and which would yield better results. From our experience, we know that organizations can truly benefit much more from customized courses that are created from scratch.
When you compare your current LMS with other offerings, the grass will probably appear greener with them. Moodle users are no exception – there have been unhappy users in the past, but the latest release, Moodle 3.2, addresses their shortcomings and failings, leaving its users definitely on the greener side!
Buying a learning management system (LMS) is a big decision and an important investment for many organizations. Its success or failure depends on how well it handles an organization’s training requirements and aligns with its business goals. Here are 6 essential aspects to keep in mind when choosing an LMS.
Adobe Captivate is one of the most solicited authoring tools in the market today, and there are those who swear by it; however, there are some others who believe the tool has limitations that make it hard to work with. If you are investing in an authoring tool and considering Adobe Captivate, knowing the pros and cons of the tool will help you make an informed decision. Nobody knows a tool as well as one who has used it, and so here is a list – of not what Adobe thinks is the best of Captivate, but of what its users believe has worked/not worked for them.
Information has a way of implanting itself firmly and permanently in our brains, when we can relate to it. Educational institutions use day-to-day problems to teach very effectively. It’s called problem-based learning (PBL). Originally adopted to make medical school programs more interesting, it has since been used in everything from K-12 programs to corporate training. Let’s concern ourselves with the latter. In a corporate setting, an open-ended problem is presented to the learners, who, with the help of a variety of resources and under the guidance of a facilitator, must come up with a plausible solution to the problem.
Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans suffers from some form of disability? According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 17.5 percent of persons with a disability were employed in 2015. The government has taken steps to cater to the needs of this group of individuals in the workplace, and Section 508 is one such provision.
We have a darling in the eLearning industry – it’s called microlearning. It’s loved because it is powerful enough to overcome today’s training challenges that revolve around a young and dynamic workforce that we know have: