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Score 8.6 out of 100
31 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    8.7

    Absorb LMS

    87%

    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Absorb LMS ranks higher in 13/13 features

    Course authoring

    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Course catalog or library

    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Player/Portal

    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning content

    9.3
    93%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile friendly

    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Progress tracking & certifications

    8.4
    84%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Assignments

    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Compliance management

    7.4
    74%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning administration

    8.7
    87%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning reporting & analytics

    8.4
    84%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social learning

    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gamification

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance and Goals

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.0

    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    60%
    HealthStream Learning & Performance ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Corporate goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.9
    59%
    6 Ratings

    Subordinate goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    5 Ratings

    Individual goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8
    58%
    6 Ratings

    Line-of sight-visibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    6 Ratings

    Performance tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    8 Ratings

    Performance Management

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.8

    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    68%
    HealthStream Learning & Performance ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Performance plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    4 Ratings

    Plan weighting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    3 Ratings

    Manager note taking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Performance improvement plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    5 Ratings

    Review status tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    8 Ratings

    Rater nomination workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings

    Review reminders

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings

    Workflow restrictions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    2 Ratings

    Multiple review frequency

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings

    Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    8 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Absorb LMS is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    Absorb LMS

    83%
    5 Ratings
    7.4

    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    74%
    21 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Absorb LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    90%
    12 Ratings

    Availability

    Absorb LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Absorb LMS

    90%
    4 Ratings
    6.9

    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    69%
    10 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Absorb LMS

    Absorb LMS is a very easy-to-use, intuitive solution to your LMS requirements. The platform comes loaded with features and is completely plug-and-play. It has been developed for mid-size to large organizations. It helps to organize your learning content in a way that you will see a boost in the learning engagement right from the start. The platform can help organizations reach their learning and development goals regardless of whom training is being training are provided. It may not be very suitable for very small organizations or startups due to its pricing and what I feel is that it has been designed keeping the requirements of the mid-size to large organizations.
    Ankit Hasija | TrustRadius Reviewer

    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    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

    Pros

    Absorb LMS

    • Ease of use
    • Simple interface
    • High degree of customization
    • Ability to offer paid for content
    Jason Davitsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    • 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 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 Learning & Performance

    • 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

    Pricing Details

    Absorb LMS

    General

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

    Starting Price

    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Absorb LMS

    No score
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    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    HealthStream Learning & Performance 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 LMS

    Absorb LMS 9.0
    Based on 4 answers
    Poor response time and generally poor responses.
    Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    HealthStream Learning & Performance 6.9
    Based on 10 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 LMS

    Absorb LMS is certainly better than most of the platforms out in the market due as it's far more intuitive and offers far more templates and customizations, while the other two platforms are also good in their respective specialties, Absorb LMS completely nails it in the number of features and functionality it offers. The customizations that Absorb LMS is offering are not available on the other platforms which have been very much beneficial to our company.
    Ankit Hasija | TrustRadius Reviewer

    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    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 LMS

    • Honestly, I can't really say that Absorb [LMS] has had a positive or negative impact on the business
    • Some features are better than the last program we used, but nothing earth shaking
    • Some features are less than ideal, but it's nothing we really feel the need to complain about
    Marquis C. Brantley | TrustRadius Reviewer

    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    • 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

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