HealthStream’s Second Opinions Podcast series features industry experts and leaders and their take on issues impacting healthcare today and tomorrow.
Our third installment is an interview with Normand Desmarais, chairman and founding partner of Tier 1 Performance Solutions and Xcelerated Learning Dynamics, Inc., a HealthStream partner. An adult learning expert, Norm discusses research on a type of learning where students are trained only on what they don't already know—a concept known as personalized learning. He also shares his insights into how learning must evolve to meet the pace of innovation and change in healthcare.
Below is an edited excerpt from the recording with HealthStream’s Brad Weeks, our host:
What can we ascertain for changes to learning dynamics, particularly again, in the healthcare environment, in the next say five years?
The world is moving in an extremely fast pace right now, towards data collection, analysis, and insights to help us deliver efficiency and fluidity into the learning environment. Learning has got to be accessible through multiple modalities, again, as opposed to [just] an individual going to training.
We are all overwhelmed with information; we want to digest it when we’re ready to digest it. Learning needs to be fun, [which is necessary because] you want to get the engagement. Well let’s make it so it is, and I use the word fun that can be replaced with just about anything. It needs to be something where the individual receives satisfaction out of something. So let’s go back to the personalized learning. If I already know something, I’m not going to get a lot of satisfaction out of [returning to] it. I just took some of my time to attempt to learn something, but I already knew that. It needs to be something which I didn’t already know or something I can build upon what I knew in the past and adds more value to me.
If you look across all the digital media outlets, they have taken their information and segmented it into many more pieces today. You as a user get to dictate what types of information flows down to you, so you’re already filtered that. So, the point is about getting this control to the user to be able to dictate what education training they get, in the context that they want. I believe you’re going to be seeing a lot more of that in the next five years; the reasons are because we’re collecting data. I’m talking about analysis, observations, assessment of individuals, or individuals like you.
Listen to the full length podcast here.
HealthStream’s learning management system and comprehensive suite of competency management tools empower your healthcare workforce to deliver the best patient care.View All Learning & Performance
When you enact HealthStream's quality compliance solutions, you can do so with the confidence your healthcare organization will meet all standards of care.View All Quality & Compliance
Fulfill compliance requirements with a variety of programs and courseware designed to address critical regulatory requirements as well as educate staff to recognize and mitigate risks.View All Products
HealthStream offers professional training and education on how to best optimize your reimbursement process within your healthcare organization.View All Reimbursement
Improve the preparedness of your staff, increase survival rates, and cut costs with the advanced resuscitation training services from HealthStream.View All Resuscitation
Expand the decision-making skills and effectiveness of your healthcare workforce with HealthStream's clinical development programs and services.View All Clinical Development
HealthStream’s learning management system and comprehensive suite of competency management tools empower your healthcare workforce to deliver the best patient care.View All Products
Delivers everything you need to request, gather, and validate information about a provider to create a single source of truth for downstream processes.View All Credentialing
Make sure your healthcare staff can schedule out appointments and work schedules with ease using HealthStream's line of software solutions.View All Scheduling & Capacity Management