Healthcare Training

Healthcare as an industry requires significant training. Making sure that the right healthcare training is developed and delivered to healthcare practitioners, however is a different thing. Learn the latest trends and ideas in healthcare training.

How to Ensure You’re In Compliance With HIPAA

If you work in the healthcare sector in any capacity, it is essential to understand the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, otherwise known as HIPAA, and to ensure that all your employees also understand HIPAA’s complex rules. HIPAA guidelines exist to ensure the security of healthcare information (e.g., confidential patient records). Unfortunately, following the guidelines is easier said than done, which is why HIPAA training is not only recommend but should be a considered a critical part of any health care practice. Continue reading

Observational Assessments in the Health Care Sector

By definition, an observational assessment is any assessment that entails obtaining evaluative information through a form of direct observation. To be clear, observational assessments are used across sectors and with learners of all ages in both educational and workplace settings. For a variety of reasons, however, observational assessments are especially important in the health care sector and are used extensively in medical and nursing faculties and other health care sector training contexts. Indeed, many educators in the health care sector maintain that observational assessments are the most valuable way to evaluate the knowledge and skills of medical professionals in training. 

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Mobile Apps Transform Medical Training

Fact: An estimated 500 million smartphone users worldwide now rely on health care applications, and by 2018, an estimated 50% smartphone and tablet users will be using health care applications.

Anatomy instruction is a major part of medical training, but the field is currently also in flux. In the past, anatomy was primarily taught with the aid of workbooks and through dissections. Today, dwindling resources combined with increased pressure from the animal rights movement are changing how anatomy is taught. In short, more medical schools are moving from lab to screen to tighten their budgets and respond to critiques from animal rights activists.

As a result, anatomy instruction is also increasingly moving from the classroom to various forms of elearning. After all, if you eliminate the lab and replace textbooks with elearning modules, why hold traditional in-person classes at all? By and large, evidence suggest that while some courses may still be best taught in person, many others can be effectively or more effectively delivered online and even via mobile apps; anatomy instruction appears to fall into the latter category. A study on one of the newest innovations in anatomy education, the 4natomy mobile app, demonstrates why this is the case.

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The Impact of Training On Trends and Issues Impacting the Healthcare Industry

The healthcare industry is one facing constant changes and evolution, and this year is certainly no exception. Healthcare organizations from large to small are up against new regulations and government compliance challenges, issues regarding the creation of higher quality care balanced alongside shrinking budgets, and a lack of employees. Continue reading

How to Avoid Serious Lab Safety Breaches with Thorough Training

At the start of October, it was reported that a worker and supervisor at one of Canada’s most revered disease labs, located in Winnipeg, had essentially no safety training. That person became infected with one of the diseases he had been charged with handling in the lab. Continue reading