Norton Healthcare started as a modest, faith-based, largest integrated healthcare system in Kentucky with more than 14,000 employees at five hospitals, 13 Norton Immediate Care Centers and 90 physician practice locations. The organization has become a leading healthcare provider with some of the most advanced technologies and well-trained physicians, nurses and staff.
The Search for the Best Learning Management System
As Norton Healthcare’s training and compliance needs had long exceeded the capabilities of their existing Learning Management System (LMS), they embarked on an initiative to identify a new provider.
Trying to evaluate the impact that learning and development has on your people and ultimately, the business is not a new challenge. Learning should be a strategic investment that drives business performance and builds business capability. But knowing ‘how’ to achieve this measurement is not always easy.
There are different approaches to evaluation that I have explored with NetDimensions in our recent webinar and the accompanying paper. However, the time has come for us to move beyond just evaluating learning activity. At Fosway Group we often say that L&D has a habit of delivery. So to embrace impact as a central ethos, L&D needs to stop taking orders and just tracking completion rates, number of events run and happy sheets returned. Instead, we need to look at whether or not learning delivers a positive result – ideally for both the learner and the business. And if it doesn’t, we shouldn’t do it.
But 80% of the attendees at the webinar rated themselves as ‘OK’ or ‘Poor’ at measuring learning impact. And our current research into over 1000 learning professionals also shows there is considerable room for improvement with only 54% of respondents saying that their learning technology ‘always’ or ‘frequently’ delivers a positive impact for their organisation.
First things first, L&D needs to talk to the broader business audience.