October 3, 2012
Absorb LMS Customer, COLA, Wins a Brandon Hall Excellence Award
We're pleased to announce that Absorb LMS customer, COLA, has won a Silver Excellence In Learning Award from Brandon Hall Group in the category of Best in Learning Technology Implementations for their submission “COLA’S New E-Learning Experience.” The winning entry describes COLA's move to Absorb LMS from an open source learning management system and reports the following benefits and return on investment:
COLA is spending less on the Absorb platform than it did on the old proprietary system. Further, because it is an internally hosted solution, there is no external hardware dependency. Indeed, updates to the materials available by the solution can be made by multiple COLA staffers. COLA no longer needs to hire a vendor to print certificates, and COLA customer service staffers have experienced a 50 percent drop in customer complaints since the new tool went online. Factoring in all savings to date, COLA estimates its reduction in costs to be $60,000 since the new system went online. In addition to spending less, COLA is selling more. COLA experienced a measurable spike in sales of its educational products and services.About COLA: COLA is a physician-directed organization whose purpose is to promote excellence in laboratory medicine and patient care through a program of voluntary education, consultation, and accreditation. The U.S.’s largest private accreditor of medical laboratories, COLA helps clinical labs comply with federal lab quality requirements established under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act Amendments of 1988. Additionally, COLA also helps labs comply with licensure requirements in various states. COLA is also the only CMS-deemed accreditor to be certified under ISO standard 2001: 1998 affecting quality management system. You can find out more about COLA and review the 80+ courses this organization provides at http://cola.org.