Area9 Lyceum Blog

ANNOUNCING AIRWAY MANAGER™

Posted by Area9 on Apr 9, 2019 9:58:33 AM

FARMINGTON, Connecticut—Airway Management Education Center (AMEC) is excited to introduce Airway Manager: Emergency™, the newest educational experience from the creators of The Difficult Airway Course™.

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Topics: News & PR, Adaptive Learning, Healthcare Training

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 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

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

Is Microlearning for Healthcare Your Best Training Option?

Posted by Area9 on Aug 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Microlearning is an e-learning approach that breaks lessons into smaller chunks in order to make the training feel more manageable. Because of this, microlearning may seem like an attractive choice for an e-learning training solution for healthcare staff working under time pressure.

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Topics: Healthcare Training

Area9 Lyceum Recognized in New Adaptive Learning Survey Study from Researchers at Leading Health Organizations

Posted by Area9 on Aug 14, 2018 11:04:35 AM

Researchers and physicians at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and NEJM Group conducted a survey study to determine user experiences with an adaptive learning platform and the impact on first-time American Board of Internal Medicine Certifying Examination (ABIM-CE) test takers.  The study was published in AMEE MedEd Publish, an open access online journal for medical and health-care professionals.   

The survey study examines the NEJM Knowledge+ adaptive learning platform, which we co-developed with NEJM Group, and found that the majority of respondents rated the platform as helpful and the content as good or excellent for exam preparation and relevant to their learning needs. The study also found that a significantly higher proportion of users reported passing the ABIM-CE on their first attempt compared to the national average (95 percent vs. 89 percent).

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Topics: News & PR, Adaptive Learning, Healthcare Training