Area9 Lyceum Blog

Gamification in Healthcare Training: Can It Be Successful?

Posted by Area9 on Sep 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Gamification — the use of game-like scenarios for teaching or training purposes — is trending. Supporters cite several advantages to using gamification techniques, including increased learner engagement and enjoyment. For healthcare professionals, among the most time-poor in the world, increased engagement and enjoyment will make training less boring. But does gamification in healthcare training actually work to improve content mastery?

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Topics: Healthcare Training

How to Prepare for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Posted by Area9 on Sep 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The world is on the brink of a 4th industrial revolution that will build upon the 3rd — the digital revolution — and which will be characterized by rapid technological change and automation. The shift toward automation, already occurring, is projected to have far-reaching consequences for every sphere of life, including, of course, employment.

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

Why Searchable Doesn’t Equate to Meaningful: Gaining Automaticity vs. Accessing User-Generated Content

Posted by Area9 on Sep 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM

On the surface it appears to be an easy win: tapping into the knowledge and expertise that exists within a company through user-generated content. Short how-to instructional videos can be cheaply and easily made and uploaded by experts across the company, then be searchable and accessible by every employee.

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Topics: Adaptive Learning, Unconscious Incompetence

How to Meet the Needs of Training for Healthcare Professionals

Posted by Area9 on Sep 5, 2018 9:00:00 AM

In the universal set “healthcare training,” there are many subsets. Professional healthcare subgroups requiring specialized training include:


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Topics: Healthcare Training

Prepare for the Disruption of Skills

Posted by Area9 on Sep 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM

It is not a matter of if, but when: technological change and increased automation will disrupt more than 25% of jobs in the future in Canada, for example. Businesses not prepared to adapt will be left behind.

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

How Adaptive Learning Optimizes Healthcare Employee Training

Posted by Area9 on Aug 31, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The best healthcare employee training should do more than identify your employees’ strengths and target their weak areas. It should diagnose and treat unconscious incompetence — what healthcare employees don’t know they don’t know. 

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Topics: Healthcare Training

Train End Users on Pharmaceutical Products for Better Patient Outcomes

Posted by Area9 on Aug 29, 2018 9:00:00 AM

How confident are you that your end users are choosing the appropriate treatments for their patients as knowledgeably and as responsibly as they can? If your answer is anywhere along the spectrum of “I’m not sure” to “I’m reasonably confident,” then there’s work to be done. 

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Topics: Healthcare Training

Improve Training For Healthcare Systems

Posted by Area9 on Aug 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Simulation training is indispensable in healthcare because it’s a safe space for learning: there are no life-or-death consequences attached to mistakes in the world of simulated medical emergencies. But simulation training by itself isn’t adequate to keep employees up-to-date in their medical knowledge and skills — you need additional learning tools and an effective training program to optimize your training impact and meet the evolving needs of training for healthcare systems today.

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Topics: Healthcare Training

How to Reach More Medical End Users

Posted by Area9 on Aug 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Should pharmaceutical companies care about external training, i.e., training physician end users to use their products effectively and safely while optimizing patient care? The answer is obvious: of course they should. Effective external training means better use of your products and more optimal patient care — and better business outcomes for your company. 

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Topics: Healthcare Training

These Healthcare Companies Are Excelling With Adaptive Learning

Posted by Area9 on Aug 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Healthcare professionals in the NEJM Group, AACC and Coloplast, among others, turned to Adaptive Learning to optimize their training impact.  

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Topics: Healthcare Training

The Importance of Proficiency and Mastery for Medical Training

Posted by Area9 on Aug 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Imagine this hypothetical situation: if you had to choose between two heart surgeons, both of whom had passed their Board exams, but one had achieved the minimum passing score and the other had scored 99%, which one would you choose? 

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Topics: Healthcare Training

How to Improve Patient Outcomes

Posted by Area9 on Aug 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Healthcare professionals all have the same goals: do what’s best for the patient and optimize patient care. But globally, iatrogenesis — the unintended adverse effects of medical intervention on patients — is a problem. So how do healthcare professionals produce better outcomes — and reduce iatrogenic effects — across the board? 

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Topics: Healthcare Training