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How to Choose A Continuing Medical Education LMS Company - EthosCE

How to Choose A Continuing Medical Education LMS Company

Perhaps your organization has grown and your current LMS doesn’t provide the support you need.

Or, maybe your current LMS is glitchy and needs regular technical support. Whatever the case, it’s time to find a new CME learning management system.

Choosing from the numerous continuing medical education companies that provide reliable and supportive LMS is not a quick or easy decision. It requires thought, research and time. We’ve put together this three step method to make the process a little simpler for you.

Create, Evaluate, Test: Know Your CME Options

Create Objectives

This is the most important step when choosing an LMS platform. First, you should hold a brainstorming session and discuss organizational goals and learner needs. When you know your core objectives, you can build a list of desired LMS features.

Remember: Research and planning now will save you time and money later on.

Evaluate Support

Many people naturally assume that their LMS package comes with built-in support. This isn’t always the case. Some LMS vendors charge extra for personalized support services. When choosing a continuing medical education LMS company, you need to evaluate the support that the vendor offers against the support your team can provide.

Remember: Paying a little more for built-in support may save you money (and headaches) down the road.

Test Vendors

Before you implement the LMS, you should meet with the vendor for a test run of the system. At this meeting they should answer any final concerns you might have. They’ll tell you how the features and functions meet your specific needs. Come prepared with a list of questions, and be sure to get a detailed illustration of how their system will address your objectives.

Remember: Test runs are an absolute must. Detailed knowledge of how the LMS works will prevent any disasters during implementation.

Choosing one LMS from from a pool of many continuing medical education companies can be difficult. It requires careful planning and significant research. If you put the necessary time and thought into the process now, you can reap great benefits! The right CME LMS for your organization is one that exceeds your objectives and provides the support that you need.


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