Piloting a shared virtual university model for health care organizations

Employee development and education are critical for any healthcare organization, but the cost often drives the provision of minimal training. The purpose of this project is to pilot a model for a common learning and development platform on which healthcare organizations would be able to jointly develop and share content, best practices, and commonly used regulatory required training. Five organizations would be targeted for the pilot, representing 2,500 learners including frontline and management employees. This project would be part of the Foundation's Human Capital Team's work in identifying and spreading innovative approaches to increase educational opportunities for the frontline workforce by testing a "distance learning" model. The project deliverables include: (1) content development for eight courses; (2) hosting of the courses, including a learning management system; and (3) assessment of the validity and value of the model to learners and their organizations.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $48,000.00

Awarded on: 8/11/2005

Time frame: 9/1/2005 - 4/30/2006

Grant Number: 53610


University HealthSystem Consortium

155 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, 60606-1787


Deb Bragg
Project Director