Healthfirst Makes Employees a Priority With GeoMaestro

Jun 21, 2010, 08:00 ET from GeoLearning

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- GeoLearning, provider of the leading Software as a Service Learning Management System (LMS) and comprehensive Managed Learning Services, announced today that Healthfirst, a fast-growing health plan with more than 480,000 members based in New York City, has been deploying the GeoMaestro™ LMS to assist in furthering its employees' professional development.

The addition of the GeoMaestro LMS is just another step of many that Healthfirst has taken to put employees first by furthering their career and professional development opportunities. GeoMaestro has given Healthfirst employees the opportunity to register online for instructor-led training (ILT) courses, take mandatory annual training (e.g. compliance, preventing sexual harassment and discrimination) and access the online library of courseware for employee development. They've also utilized GeoLearning's partnership with Auralog to assist in job-related language skill building.

"Employees are our company and we are committed to providing them with career paths and training to further their professional development. The GeoMaestro LMS has been instrumental in assisting us to carry out this commitment," says Pamela Marino, assistant director for learning and development at Healthfirst. "Each year we learn more about the LMS and the many features it provides us to address our business needs. For our employees to have the ability to access ILT registration and online courses on-demand anytime and anywhere, it is extremely valuable."

In addition, GeoLearning's partnership with the authoring tool, Articulate, has enabled Healthfirst to create custom courses and launch them together with ElementK and Syntrio courses for mass assignment as annual mandatory training. "The GeoMaestro LMS has great flexibility for this kind of mixing and matching. The report generation feature has also served us well, allowing us to know who has completed their training and which courses are still outstanding," Marino adds.

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About Healthfirst

Managed by some of the most prestigious and nationally recognized hospitals and medical centers in the state of New York, Healthfirst has a network of more than 19,000 providers across six locations in New York, New Jersey and Florida. Healthfirst's mission is to provide affordable, quality care for the communities they serve and to improve the effectiveness of healthcare delivery by partnering with providers and reinvesting in member hospitals.

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