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Updating and Streamlining Compliance Training Across a Network of Hospitals
Exempla Healthcare was facing several business challenges, including achieving 100% compliance on annual required training, establishing consistency and content

updating  and Streamlining Compliance Training Across a Network of Hospitals Exempla Healthcare was facing several business challenges, including achieving 100% compliance on annual required training, establishing consistency and content standardization among hospitals, and reducing student time spent in training. The company selected ToolBook®, along with SumTotal Learning Management, to create, deliver, and track training using one integrated system. Read the case study and see the benefits.

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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