Wednesday, October 21, 2015

New Learning Management System

We officially launched ahcancalED, the Association's new online Learning Management System (LMS), during Convention. We created this resource to support our members who do not have time to develop the newest in-service training. Our objective is to provide the best and latest educational tools, especially as CMS increases its regulatory requirements about staff training and competency in a number of areas.

ahcancalED contains a wealth of information including educational programs, webinars, instructional videos, training courses, and other tools. It also includes opportunities to discuss topics, learn best practices, and grow the competency of staff. It is designed to help individuals in the profession do a better job of caring for patients and residents and advance in their careers.

The information is structured to make the online learning experience engaging, meaningful, and interactive for users. The fresh graphics and clearly defined sections within the site make it easy for users to navigate and find the information they need. ahcancalED allows us to deliver, manage, track, record, and report on instructor-led and online learning activities. It also allows users to track their own learning progress.

Best of all, the information on ahcancalED is available free to members. Think of what this will mean to independent owners, for example, who have little or no budget for staff training. We see ahcancalED as the go-to resource for staff who need information in the moment to better care for people.

Teams of member experts from around the country working with AHCA/NCAL staff have helped to create the content. We will constantly be adding new programs and materials so that we can keep the site fresh and dynamic. We'll continue to look for new ways the site can grow and serve our members.

Please take a minute to check out ahcancalED at If you have suggestions for content or other site enhancements, please contact a member of the ahcancalED team at We look forward to hearing from you with ideas that will help improve quality and strengthen the knowledge, skills and attitudes of staff in the long term and post-acute care community.

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