WHA realizes that keeping employees trained appropriately and ensuring their skills and competencies are up-to-date are constant challenges for hospitals. The cost of developing appropriate curriculum and searching for adequate instruction, in addition to finding the time to train staff, have led hospitals to look for alternatives to traditional education.
For those reasons, WHA, along with 40 other hospital associations and the American Hospital Association, partnered to create careLearning, a not-for-profit, Internet-based education delivery and management solution for hospitals.
careLearning.com is Internet-based educational programming, offering your employees the convenience of accessing their programs anytime, anywhere. The education modules are produced in an entertaining, multimedia format using professional narration and animation to capture and keep an adult learner’s interest. The interactive modules keep learners participating by answering questions and reacting to situations as part of the program. In addition, the programs are competency-based, starting with a pre-test option and requiring a post-test to determine learning achievement.
Learner transcripts are kept on record at careLearning.com. Administrators can access records and track learner progress. In addition, records are portable and transfer from hospital to hospital or state to state. Modules can be purchased individually or as part of a subscription package, making careLearning a simple and affordable to way to keep health care professionals up to date on mandatory training, as well as regulatory and policy issues
careLearning also offers a competency management solution for health care organizations. careSkills makes it easy to develop and perform competency assessments, analyze skill gaps and drive workforce development improvements. careSkills is a comprehensive competency management system that provides you information you can use to identify and understand the skills needed to be successful in your organization. This information is useful in strategic workforce planning, employee selection and retention, performance management as well as succession planning. Move your organization beyond traditional regulatory competencies and achieve workforce development initiatives.
For more information on careLearning or careSkills, visit www.careLearning.com