In today’s competitive education market, you can’t afford to miss any opportunity to get the most out of your time and budget. The best LMS for healthcare CE will help you gain a competitive edge and will help you optimize your resources without a steep learning curve. In this written piece, we’ll examine three underutilized assets that can make or break your organization’s CME success and reveals how to find the right LMS to help your program stand out in a crowded market.
Your data is your golden arrow: Just don’t forget to aim!
Historical data is a frequently overlooked source of actionable insights, but raw data is useless without the right tools to translate statistics into strategy. You need a platform that allows you to direct the value of your data towards your aim—getting a competitive edge in a crowded industry. Here are three questions to ask yourself as you look at (or create) your data management strategy.
Are my data collection practices “clean”?
“Clean” consumption is a trending topic in foodie circles, and it refers to the practice of eating food that is free of contaminants or unnecessary additives. You should approach your program data collection practices the same way. Avoid not just obvious errors in data entry but also the methods of collecting critical information that may put your organization at risk of receiving inaccurate data. That means it is wise to find a platform that collects data directly from the LMS, allowing you to save time on tedious, time-intensive tasks like data entry and verification while protecting your decision-making process from error-tainted information.
Am I reviewing the data that matters?
As your program grows, so will the amount of data that it generates. It should be no surprise that you may become overwhelmed with the potential (and prospect of administrative work) that your program data represents. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when determining which data matters:
Can I access learner data that relates to a member’s learning styles, level of education, knowledge retention, and motivation?
This may include learner assessment scores, self-reported learner satisfaction results, demographic data, and user polling reports.
Does my LMS platform allow me to examine aggregate and individual data patterns?
If your LMS gives you access to learner data for your entire program, but you have to compile course-by-course or individual educational outcomes data manually, then your insights will be incomplete. Your LMS should make analytics simple, making visualizing the patterns in your data that impact the overall success of your program effortless.
Can I compile, interpret, and share complex data sets with my team easily?
All the essential datasets and analytics in the world are useless to you and your team if they can’t be easily shared and interpreted. It is also important to be able to share actionable insights within the context of your CME mission, linking new data to directives that help your team work more efficiently and with purpose. Choose a platform that allows you to create data visualizations that illustrate and summarize complex data so that your team members are always on the same page, allowing them to see visual illustrations of what is working (or failing) in your current strategy.
Learn more about how to get the most out of your data and other features of an enterprise-grade LMS.
It’s time to reclaim your time: How task automation saves time and your budget
The best LMS for healthcare CE will let you automate time-intensive, repetitive administrative tasks that drain productivity. With task automation, your team is kept up-to-date on relevant program data, spends less time emailing, and is freed from manual data entry tasks for learner registrations, transcript updates, and more. Here are some platform capabilities to look for:
- Auto-generate emails to learners when they reach a milestone
- Send payment reminders automatically
- Schedule notifications to be sent out to relevant staff when data changes according to specific parameters
- Generate and share data visualizations across your entire organization
- Automate learner feedback before, during, or after an assessment
- Import learner data, including transcripts and registration profiles, in bulk
- Print course completion certificates
- Notify learners of course progress and credit accumulation
- Update struggling learners with course status and links to customized enrichment resources
It’s showtime: Get an edge with multimedia content
It’s a fact: multimedia content engages learners and amplifies knowledge retention according to recent research. It’s also a great marketing tool, giving you the ability to create clips that can be shared on social media, helping you reach new audiences.
With the right LMS, multimedia integration should be simple to launch and manage. Here are some features to look for:
- Easy use of video content in activities.
- Simplified integration of video into learner assessment questions.
- The ability to embed animated components in activities to enhance complex content.
- Integration of webinars and live streaming in courses.
- Audio content can be used throughout an activity.
- Compatibility with leading graphic design and creative content software such as Adobe.
- Integration of check-ins and content sharing for live events through the platform (this enables live event participants to access online multimedia content and interact via your LMS).
Start with the solution: The enterprise-grade EthosCE LMS platform
EthosCE is one of the best LMS in healthcare CE for organizations of any size. EthosCE empowers CE directors to gain a competitive edge with outstanding resource optimization tools. It’s an all-in-one, cloud-based solution that transforms the way your CE program operates, helping you to streamline organization communications and reporting while empowering you to develop innovative content on the fly.
In addition to administrative task automation and the easy integration of multimedia content, EthosCE also offers EthosCE Analytics, an enterprise-grade toolkit that gives you complete command of your data.
If you would like to learn more about how to implement this technology in order to gain a competitive edge in healthcare CE, reach out to EthosCE today and schedule a free 1-on-1 walkthrough with one of our specialists today!