NHS saves over 4 million using Assima products

Press release   •   Dec 17, 2012 11:12 GMT

The NHS was placed on high alert by NHS head, Sir David Nicholson in September to ensure that there are no failings as it gears up for the Government's reforms to go live in April. The NHS has been told that it is at the start of a savings drive, being required to save £20 billion by 2015 through becoming more productive. However, as the NHS comprises many organisations with some freedom to operate as independent businesses, there is the risk that opportunities to achieve savings through working collaboratively are missed.

The NHS South Central decided to take a collaborative approach to eLearning content development, using a 'club' model similar to one that existed in NHS Yorkshire and the Humber. Member organisations make a modest financial contribution to the club and bring their expertise together to reduce costs, reduce duplication and increase the delivery and uptake of high quality eLearning that supports improvements in patient care and safety.  More than 150 individuals from the club member trusts were trained to use the eLearning authoring tool. Each of the member organisations has access to their own development folder and content can be viewed, shared and locally adapted.

Four years since its inception, the club has developed more than 100 learning modules and 150 versions, on a wide range of topics, from management of absence to management of anticoagulation. Recent developments include development of a set of online competence assessments for statutory and mandatory training topics, and investment in a collaborative tool for the development of mobile apps.

The club has now saved its members a total of approximately £4 million through collaboration as opposed to individual trusts commissioning and development of eLearning modules.

Assima’s advanced systems cloning software and specialist professional services are used by large global organisations for training, localisation and real-time performance support (EPSS). With Assima technology, organisations have been increasing end-user understanding, confidence and competence in critical enterprise applications since 2002; delivering increased return on investment and reducing total cost of ownership.

Assima’s award winning and patented technology is used by over 100 of the Global Fortune 500 companies and many other organisations including Aero Bombardier, Morgan Stanley, Xerox, Veolia, Schneider Electric, Chartis, SAB Miller, Serco, TNT. Assima’s solutions give these organisations the capability to create highly realistic and easily maintainable virtual clones of their enterprise applications.

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Assima have also created a LinkedIn group to support the NHS Content Club – This is a sub-group of Assima PLC which can be found in the groups directory.