LMS, Healthcare LMS, Healthcare Training

How to Support a Successful Healthcare LMS Implementation

by Debbie Williams

Healthcare training software is an invaluable asset to all healthcare companies. Not only does it allow healthcare organizations to provide remote training options for workers, which is vital as companies feel their way through the COVID-19 pandemic, but it can also lower the cost of healthcare training. Additionally, an LMS is scalable and often makes tracking training and managing certifications much easier for healthcare administrators. This is especially true for large healthcare organizations, such as hospitals. 

Implementing a healthcare LMS doesn’t have to be complicated. By keeping a few simple things in mind, healthcare company leaders can seamlessly deploy an eLearning system and start getting the results they want.

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How to Support a Successful Healthcare LMS Implementation

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Curious about what steps your healthcare company should take to ensure a successful LMS implementation? Consider the following:

1. Set goals for the LMS

To lay a foundation for a smooth LMS implementation, start by setting goals for the eLearning system. What exactly does your healthcare organization need from an LMS? What is your primary reason for seeking one, or seeking a new one? What about your current healthcare training solution is not working? Record a list of your goals, such as:

  • Track training more effectively
  • Deploy new training material rapidly
  • Lower healthcare training costs
  • Provide remote training options for employees

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2. Allow healthcare employees to help choose the LMS

The most challenging aspect of implementing an LMS is often choosing the right system for your company. Every healthcare organization must choose an LMS that delivers a favorable ROI. To ensure this, consider allowing a panel of various types of healthcare employees to demo different eLearning systems. After all, they will be interacting with the LMS regularly. Once they have participated in demoing LMSs, allow them to weigh in on which one they think your organization should implement. 

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3. Create an LMS implementation team

Having an LMS implementation team is a must for healthcare companies planning to choose, launch, and manage an eLearning system. The team should oversee every aspect of the implementation, from setting goals for the LMS, guiding the decision for which LMSs will be demoed, considering healthcare employees’ feedback on various eLearning systems, and working with the LMS provider during the launch. At a minimum, bring together a team leader, training administrator, project manager, and eLearning specialist. These individuals should work in tandem not only to implement the LMS but to see that the company’s goals for the system are promptly realized.

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4. Keep all major stakeholders involved in the LMS implementation

Throughout the LMS implementation process, it’s helpful to have the support of all major stakeholders. Launching an LMS affects the entire healthcare company, which is why several key company leaders should be included in the list of stakeholders. Also on that list should be relevant business groups, such as those that develop products for your healthcare company. Also, keeping your company’s IT team updated about all aspects of the LMS implementation will enable IT team members to better support the eLearning system and help employees use it correctly when it goes live.

5.Work closely with your LMS provider’s support team to ensure a smooth launch

Last, you can ensure a smooth LMS implementation by working with your eLearning system provider’s customer support team. The right LMS provider for your healthcare company will offer a robust customer support team that will walk you through every step of the system’s launch. Interacting with various customer support teams while demoing different LMSs will give you an idea of which team will be most committed to meeting your company’s needs.

Launching a healthcare LMS typically takes weeks, if not longer. But with the TOPYX healthcare LMS Quick Start Program, implementation can happen in a matter of days. TOPYX Quick Start includes everything healthcare organizations need for quickly rolling out an online learning program for up to 500 individuals through an affordable, flat-rate pricing model. Request an LMS demo of the TOPYX platform to learn more.

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Debbie Williams

Debbie Williams

Director, Marketing