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Healthcare industry turning to learning management solutions
August 16, 2004
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Pleasanton, Calif. -- PeopleSoft Inc. has announced the findings of a recent survey involving 200 healthcare executives in the U.S. The survey conducted by Health Data Management Magazine and PeopleSoft, found that healthcare organizations are turning to learning management solutions (LMS) to address critical industry challenges, such as training staff on new clinical software and meeting accreditation requirements for training. The survey results also showed that more than half of the respondents identified "aligning learning with the goals and objectives of the enterprise" as the greatest benefit of LMS. In addition, more than a third of respondents indicated that they plan to implement LMS in the next year.

According to research firm Brandon-Hall, the learning management market is expected to grow to $83.1 billion in 2006. "The need for training in areas such as EMR, competency assessment, emergency preparedness, and HIPAA regulations is forcing organizations to provide and monitor comprehensive employee training throughout the organization," says Kevin Horigan, Group Vice President, PeopleSoft Public Services. "PeopleSoft Enterprise Learning Management offers organizations a unique advantage by providing out-of-the-box integration with human resources and performance management software, ensuring that the right employees are getting trained and the progress of training initiatives stay on schedule."

The 200 survey participants included Chief Executive Officers, Chief Learning Officers, Managers, Directors and Supervisors of Human Resources, clinical, training and IT departments. The participants represented hospitals and health systems across the United States. Survey results include the following:

  • 37 percent of the survey respondents plan to implement a Learning Management System in the next year
  • 53 percent of the respondents stated that "aligning learning with the goals and objectives of the enterprise" as the greatest benefit of LMS
  • 30 percent of the respondents stated that what prompted them to consider purchasing LMS was the need to "manage and deploy eLearning," while 27 percent said "implement skill and competency management," and 10 percent said to "meet regulatory compliance"
  • 30 percent of the respondents said their primary learning initiative are "Regulatory" (e.g., HIPAA, JCAHO, OSHA), while another 30 percent said "Electronic Medical Record"  
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