The Real Impact of Effective Hospital Training and Development Programs

Viren Kapadia November 23, 2022
The Real Impact of Effective Hospital Training and Development Programs

The healthcare industry is undergoing a major transformation driven by new business models, regulations, and patient expectations. Keeping pace with the constant deluge of disruptions requires hospitals to adapt to emerging trends and practices. And the only way to do this is to revamp hospital training and development programs such that it empowers the workforce with the skills and capabilities they need to improve patient care and stay competitive.

The ROI of Effective Hospital Training and Development Programs

In the healthcare industry, new diseases, regulations, and expectations are continuously emerging. For any organization to succeed, it becomes extremely important to stay at par with these trends and disruptions, cater to new healthcare requirements, and adapt to changing technology and operating processes.

Learning Management Systems (LMS) that are built specifically for the healthcare industry aid in ensuring compliance with medical regulations, fulfilling the need for continuous and remote healthcare, implementing necessary accreditation, and more.

A well-planned and well-crafted healthcare LMS can act as an indispensable and secure learning resource for any member of the healthcare staff and aid in increasing the quality of care.

Investing in the right training and development platform can open doors to several benefits for hospitals and other healthcare institutions, such as the ability to:

  1. Bridge the Skills Gap
  2. In the healthcare industry, the skills gap is constantly widening. It is expected that by 2025, there will be a shortage of over 100,000 nurse practitioners and a dearth of more than 400,000 home health aides. Simultaneously, according to research by Forbes, up to 47% of healthcare workers in the U.S. plan to leave their positions by 2025.

    Statistics like these reflect the sorry state of the skills gap in the healthcare industry, which effective hospital training and development programs can fill. An effective LMS can ensure effective and timely training and upskilling of the workforce to improve patient outcomes, thus overcoming the challenge of widening skills gap and high turnover - increasing employee and consequently patient satisfaction.

  3. Ensure Compliance
  4. In the healthcare industry, non-compliance can lead to irreversible losses in terms of hefty fines and a bad reputation, while being extremely devastating for patient health and well-being. Since under no circumstance can the quality of patient care be compromised, ensuring quick and accurate diagnosis and treatment is of prime importance.

    Effective hospital training and development programs can impart knowledge on current and emerging state and federal compliance requirements across HIPAA, OSHA, Medicaid, workers' compensation, and more, and assign training modules to the workforce based on business needs. The right training can go a long way in building an ethical, compliant, and safe environment for staff and patients alike.

  5. Reduce Medical Errors
  6. Medical errors continue to be a leading cause of patient deaths, with reports suggesting between 44,000 and 98,000 deaths annually due to medication errors in the U.S. Effective training and development via a modern LMS can improve staff knowledge, skills, attitudes, and problem-solving capabilities.

    By focusing on developing coordination, cooperation, communication, and leadership, training can empower the workforce to better understand the different types of errors and adhere to safe medical practices. This can help bring down the probability of preventable medical errors and patient deaths - thus improving care delivery and patient health.

What Gyrus Offers

As a pioneer in learning management solutions,Gyrus bridges the gap between emerging medical advances and healthcare staff at every stage of the care continuum. Having a track record of delivering innovation and customer success, Gyrus LMS offers a range of hospital training and development programs that can enable healthcare organizations to:

  • Track the training goals and progress of staff and receive customized reports to comprehend the strengths and weaknesses of each individual taking the course.
  • Offer customized online training which improves employees’ performance via self-enrollment, self-registration, and self-guided learning.
  • Allow staff to take courses and learn new skills anywhere, at any time, and using the device of their choice.
  • Set realistic training objectives based on current business needs, employee skill level, and future trends.
  • Leverage a range of microlearning tools to empower employees to learn at their own pace while adding ease of compliance tracking.
  • Choose from a range of multilingual options to enable effective communication and localization along with seamless disability access for those with language difficulties and impairments.
  • Offer staff finishing certificates that document compliance with rapidly changing rules and regulations of the healthcare industry.
  • Leverage inbuilt certification support to offer assurance and credibility to trainees after completion of courses.

If you want to effectively train your healthcare staff, equip them with the latest skills, and take your healthcare L&D program to an unprecedented scale, you need to be armed with the perfect LMS. Invest in a robust platform today to automate learning, create tailored development plans, reduce expenditure, and meet the knowledge and compliance needs of your healthcare staff.

Contact us today to learn how Gyrus LMS can help you with all your hospital training and development needs.

What is eLearning?

  • E-Learning allows the online delivery of training with real-time tracking of training analytics, optimizing time and reducing costs associated with traditional learning methods.

What is an LMS?

  • E-Learning allows the online delivery of training with real-time tracking of training analytics, optimizing time and reducing costs associated with traditional learning methods.

SCORM, AICC & XAPI

  • SCORM and AICC are an international standard for tracking E-Learning activities. xAPI (formerly Tin Can API) is the Learning Objects new standard. The Gyrus Learning Management System supports both of these standards.