The healthcare industry is notorious for being one of the most demanding industries in the world. While physicians and nurses are widely regarded as some of the most rewarding professions in the world, the tremendous pressure to succeed when there are quite literally lives on the line leaves little room for extra endeavours like on-job upskilling.
However, neglecting upskilling can lead to terrible consequences. Medical technology is improving constantly, and as new developments are discovered, medical workers who are not trained in these techniques will undoubtedly fall behind. This creates an additional layer of pressure on medical staff to not only perform today but ensure that they are acquiring the necessary skills to perform tomorrow. This can take an excruciating amount of time and it’s not uncommon for physicians and nurses to work significantly more than other jobs, with almost a quarter working 80 hours or more on jobs that, on paper, demand 40-60.
While there are no shortcuts to good healthcare, advancements in learning technology and eLearning have led to massive strides in packaging content that is much more quickly digested and understood. The most notable of these is the development of mobile learning. Many large healthcare firms, from hospitals and clinics to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, have already begun to take advantage of this incredible technology. Let’s talk about why mobile learning is so ideal for solving the concerns of upskilling in the medical industry.
Mobile Learning Solutions are location-agnostic
Mobile learning was initially developed for employees constantly on the move from one location to the next, allowing them to acquire new job training or learn about policy changes while on the move. With how often medical staff move from location to location, this ability to develop content that doesn’t care about where your learners are currently posted allows for tremendous flexibility in when and how learners can engage with content. As a manager or administrator, this allows you the flexibility to ensure that your teams can absorb training content any time they could pick up their phones.
Mobile Learning Solutions are bite-sized
Another extremely valuable benefit of mobile learning is that it is designed for learners who don’t have large amounts of free time. Mobile learning is often broken up into microlearning segments of anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes, where learners are only expected to give short bursts of time to the training. This ensures training can be done flexibly around a learner’s work schedule without any negative effect on how easily the training is absorbed. Because the content is designed with short bursts in mind, information is packaged in a way that doesn’t hinder progress when learners engage in learning between consultations or in other small pockets of time.
Mobile Learning Solutions are time-flexible
Besides the duration being short, mobile learning solutions are also flexible in that there’s no meeting or planner required to make them available. Learners don’t need to coordinate with one another or with administrators to access them, so long as they have permission to access the file from the company’s learning management system.
G-Cube has helped many companies in dozens of industries, including hospitals, clinics, biotech, agriculture, and pharmaceuticals, to create eLearning systems, both single- and multi-module programs for technical training, policy training, onboarding, customer-facing, and customer service training, and much more. You can take a look at our website here, where you can reach out to one of our experts for a free consultation. If you’re still unsure of your learning plan or about how we can help you, feel free to ask us for our samples and case studies that can help you get an idea of what to expect from us. We look forward to hearing from you soon.