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4 Reasons to Try eLearning For Healthcare And Pharmaceutical Training

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Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, eLearning was already on the rise with more learners than ever engaging in everything from language apps to virtual tutoring to online learning software. The COVID crisis has only created an additional need for companies and industries to embrace eLearning. 

For healthcare organizations and pharmaceutical companies who have been weighing the pros and cons of eLearning and trying to assess if it's a good fit for your business, here are some things to consider. 

Benefits of eLearning for Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Learning & Development Programs or Training Initiatives 

  1. Fast: Science and medicine are constantly developing and evolving – this has never been more true than in the time of coronavirus in 2020. eLearning gives organizations the opportunity to quickly change existing custom content to reflect the dynamic needs of the industry and meet the learning objectives of healthcare and pharma teams more easily. 
  2. Safe: COVID-19 has created the need for risk-free training environments. Those in the medical profession – from healthcare workers to pharmaceutical teams– need to be increasingly careful to reduce their exposure and risk. eLearning provides a safer environment that a classroom or lecture hall. Further, eLearning components like virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) can be very useful in offering safe simulations for certain medical and healthcare training situations. 
  3. Scalable: eLearning can be used in a small group to facilitate specialized training and rolled out to bigger teams as necessary. As a result, eLearning provides a cost-effective way to get vital educational materials to groups of learners who need on-demand access to high-quality learning experiences, regardless of population size or location. 
  4. Customizable: Healthcare and pharmaceutical training programs are highly specialized and need to be able to evolve quickly to keep up with different discoveries, breakthroughs, and market needs. Because of this, content in healthcare and pharma training programs often needs to be quickly developed and customized to meet learning objectives. eLearning is a more customizable format than other learning experiences, especially generic or off-the-shelf courses that can quickly become out of date in the industry.

If you're curious about how eLearning can work for you, we've created a dedicated eLearning resource to guide you through some common questions and best practices. You can also contact our team for a complimentary assessment of your learning and development goals and find out if a custom eLearning solution makes sense for your organization. 

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