The Current State of Healthcare Training

A Comprehensive Snapshot

ATD and Relias Learning, the leader in online training and compliance solutions for the healthcare market, recently partnered to conduct research that will provide a comprehensive snapshot of training activities, efficiencies, and expenditures across healthcare. Staff development and training professionals in healthcare must deliver training in an industry faced with talent shortages, high turnover, and changing regulatory requirements. The research conducted provides key bench-marking data that will aid these professionals in making informed, business-wise decisions about their organizations’ training offerings.

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Of the 123 facilities that ATD and Relias Learning surveyed, 30 focused primarily on providing acute care hospital services. These hospitals are equipped with the personnel, technology, and infrastructure to diagnose and deliver treatment for a wide variety of severe illnesses and injuries. Of the remaining 93 facilities that provided other services, a third primarily focused on outpatient behavioral healthcare (including care for mental health and substance abuse), and nearly a fifth were skilled nursing facilities.

Within the healthcare industry, the report reveals sharp differences in staff development and training spending across organization types. The average acute care hospital spent close to $1,000 per employee on training in 2014, and the average non-acute facility spent less than $700.

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