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Score 6.7 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb Anywhere LMS

Absorb is very well suited for any company looking to standardize training for all employees. It is also best suited when paired with a course vendor to pick specific courses aimed towards employees and their interests. This makes orientation very simple. We used to have a 2-hour orientation conference to cover everything these courses can cover.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

HealthStream

HealthStream is a wonderful tool for assigning assessments and evaluating knowledge. The assessments have a large pool of questions to pull from. The exams are timed and will generate a test report at the end of the exam so the clinical team can see what tests were passed and failed. These are helpful in ensuring we know what the nurse needs extra education on. HealthStream would be less suited for education items that would need to be validated in person...skills such as CPR.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb Anywhere LMS
9.0
HealthStream
8.0
Course authoring
Absorb Anywhere LMS
8.0
HealthStream
7.2
Player/Portal
Absorb Anywhere LMS
8.0
HealthStream
8.7
Mobile friendly
Absorb Anywhere LMS
7.0
HealthStream
7.5
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb Anywhere LMS
10.0
HealthStream
8.5
Assignments
Absorb Anywhere LMS
10.0
HealthStream
8.7
Compliance management
Absorb Anywhere LMS
10.0
HealthStream
9.0
Learning administration
Absorb Anywhere LMS
9.0
HealthStream
8.7
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb Anywhere LMS
10.0
HealthStream
8.7
Course catalog or library
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.2
Learning content
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.9
Social learning
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
6.0

Onboarding

Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
8.4
New hire portal
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
8.0
Manager tracking tools
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
8.7
Compliance tracking and reporting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
8.7

Performance and Goals

Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
6.2
Corporate goal setting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
6.0
Subordinate goal setting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
5.1
Individual goal setting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
6.0
Line-of sight-visibility
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.0
Performance tracking
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.0

Performance Management

Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
6.8
Performance plans
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
6.5
Plan weighting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
5.0
Manager note taking
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
5.0
Performance improvement plans
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.0
Review status tracking
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
8.0
Rater nomination workflow
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.0
Review reminders
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
9.0
Workflow restrictions
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
5.0
Multiple review frequency
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.9
Reporting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
8.0

Succession Planning

Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
6.1
Create succession plans/pools
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.0
Candidate ranking
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
5.0
Candidate search
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
5.0
Candidate development
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.5

Recruiting / ATS

Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
6.7
Job Requisition Management
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
6.5
Company Website Posting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
6.5
Publish to Social Media
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
5.0
Job Search Site Posting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.0
Customized Application Form
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.5
Resume Management
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.5
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
6.5
Candidate Search
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
5.5
Applicant Tracking
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
6.5
Collaboration
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
5.0
Task Creation and Delegation
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
6.0
Email Templates
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.0
User Permissions
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.5
Notifications and Alerts
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
8.0
Reporting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
8.5

Pros

Absorb Anywhere LMS

  • Clean interface for learners
  • Logical organization of courses
  • Admin portal is OK
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

HealthStream

  • Reporting. Having the ability to track compliance (and non-compliance) at our fingertips ensures that we are up-to-date with Federal, State, Local and internal policies, requirements and educational initiatives
  • Customization. Developing in-house materials, specific to our variable training needs is a huge plus - HealthStream's commitment to SCORM-ready content since 2011 has made it simple for us to connect, engage and interact with all of our staff and providers.
  • Integration. Allowing us to interface with our HRM/HRIS systems is invaluable. Keeping up with a dynamic workforce, both in terms of retention and attrition, would not be possible without our current interface structures.
Sam Sternman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Absorb Anywhere LMS

  • Automated creation of manager groups.
  • Easier way of seeing who employees report to so we can create manager groups.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

HealthStream

  • Embedding elearning tutorials into HealthStream can be a bit complicated, and even slow down the site for the end user. In my experience, I found it much easier to just offer a link to the tutorial through the assessment portion.
  • Keeping users synced into the most up-to-date user groups can be a bit tricky. If you create your own student groups, and then these students transfer to a different job role or department, you will manually have to make these changes yourself. A more automated process would be great.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Absorb Anywhere LMS

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HealthStream

HealthStream 9.0
Based on 12 answers
We just can't imagine NOT having HealthStream as it has become such a part of our training system. The per user cost has actually gone down from 3 years ago. However, we are using more courses we have purchased. This allows us to be more efficient with our time and more convenient for the end users. We are considering purchasing other aspects of the system.
Dee Eldardiri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Absorb Anywhere LMS

Absorb Anywhere LMS 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Poor response time and generally poor responses.
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

HealthStream

HealthStream 7.2
Based on 5 answers
I only used HealthStream for a short time, but it wasn’t overly user-friendly or pretty. There were some quirks that I didn’t like, like the quiz builder or uploading lists. Whenever you assigned a group it was difficult to tell and confirm that the assignment went out. Overall I like other systems better.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Absorb Anywhere LMS

At the time of selection, we went with Absorb as they were one of the few that could handle online transactions for courses. We are in the process of migrating to Skilljar and will be discontinuing our subscription to Absorb in 2018.
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

HealthStream

The interface for HealthStream is 1000x better than My Learning. I still struggle to find my assignments and upcoming in person training on My Learning. It is not intuitive and doesn't have a dashboard when you sign on to see everything at once. HealthStream lets me easily see my assignments, their due dates, and any upcoming dates
Taylor Read | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Absorb Anywhere LMS

  • This has been a positive ROI as we can track all course completions for audits as well as cutting costs for travel and training.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

HealthStream

  • More efficiency. Easy way to implement training to a larger group of people.
  • Helps to orientate new hires to our organization quicker.
  • Consistency with training messages. We can communicate a method that can be easily adopted and implement across the organization.
LATRESA WITHERSPOON | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Absorb Anywhere LMS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

HealthStream

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb Anywhere LMS
8.0
HealthStream
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
10.0

Support Rating

Absorb Anywhere LMS
9.0
HealthStream
7.2

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