The medical field is constantly advancing. This past decade has been nothing short of incredible regarding medical discoveries. There have been advancements in medical technologies such as the MelaFind optical scanner, a device to better inform doctors about whether or not to order invasive biopsies; The Sapien transcatheter aortic valve, a device that serves as a life-saving alternative for open heart surgeries; and The Telemedicine System, a medical robot that is able to provide necessary attention to patients that are underserved by managing patient charts and vitals on more regular rounds (MacRae, 2013).
In addition to medical device advancements, there have been several changes to best-practice guidelines and treatment options. Some well-known medical breakthroughs include the use of sterilized tilapia scales to treat badly burned skin and the use of CAR-T cell therapies for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (Basu, 2017).
Medical professionals have extremely busy schedules. Keeping up with necessary trainings and certifications to properly administer new medical technologies and treatments can be very difficult to schedule when such programs are to be conducted in person with a large trainee population.
To save time and resources, often health facilities move their trainings to an online platform. A healthcare LMS designed for 24/7 access allows medical professionals (e.g., physicians, family practitioners, pediatricians, dental hygienists, radiologic technologists, anesthesiologists, dentists, optometrists, chiropractors, obstetricians, surgeons, NAs, NPs, LPNs, RNs) to access necessary trainings from any portable device at any location that is most convenient.
These healthcare LMS systems not only serve to ensure compliance with best practices and educate medical professionals about new treatment options--but also serve as an organized location to also offer online continuing education programs. These online courses provide medical professionals with an affordable and convenient solution for earning CME credits for license renewals.
Below you will find a list of the top 5 Healthcare LMS Systems--each with unique benefits!
The CertCentral Healthcare LMS is the best LMS for creating scalable continuing education and certificate training programs. This online platform was designed specifically for continuing education, eliminating unnecessary features for K-12 education settings and higher education in-person trainings.
built-in reporting features, tracking of certificates, tracking of course completion, and more.
CertCentral’s Healthcare LMS is affordable and grows with you, offering all of the necessary features to meet state and federal requirements to provide continuing education credits online.
EthosCE is a full-featured LMS for nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals. EthosCE supports medical associations, academic medical centers, medical education companies, and more.
EthosCE is expensive and not optimized for primarily mobile learning. However, highly configurable certificate and crediting tools make it a viable option for continuing education programs for the healthcare industry.
GyrusAim LMS complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), and The Joint Commission. Additionally, this platform is a flexible healthcare LMS available in multiple languages, and is SCORM, Tin Can / xAPI, and AICC Compliant.
GyrusAim LMS is a comprehensive LMS (best suited for large healthcare organizations) that will satisfy state or federal government requirements for online trainings.
Proprofs LMS is a cloud-based online learning platform with strong security features fit for a healthcare organization solution. Not only does ProProfs LMS offer built-in course authoring tools for training administrators, but it also offers a flashcard maker to students/staff which improves learning outcomes from healthcare trainings.
ProProfs LMS is an affordable SaaS with powerful survey tools. Despite the occasional bug in the software, chat features between learners and flashcard makers enhance the online learning process.
Escalla’s LMS provides a catalogue of elearning healthcare courses at your fingertips. Download and administer already-created courses to your population in need of training. Escalla’s courses focus on the latest healthcare trainings to keep your staff in-the-know regarding the utmost current, best practice guidelines. Or, you can pick and choose fully-formed healthcare modules to add to your custom training course.
Escalla’s understanding of the healthcare environment is evident to users that download and utilize Escalla healthcare courses, but the need for software training may cause up to 6 months of implementation time.