There are a lot of articles and statistics on the internet touting how much money eLearning can save an organization. Does this hold true for McKesson implementations? I would like to say the answer is simple but there are many factors to consider.
There is an art to creating eLearning that engages the mind and critical thinking skills and increases retention. Unfortunately, a good majority of “eLearning” today in healthcare consists of automated PowerPoint slides that the participant can click through while multitasking. Clicking through a presentation typically does not really lead to “learning”. If you reduce seat time by keeping employees on the unit but they do not learn anything, have you saved money?
Considerations for eLearning in a healthcare setting
- Flexibility to learn anytime, anywhere
- Timely learning
- Consistent delivery
- Learner engagement/retention of learning
- Self-paced delivery
- Reduced cost