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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Totara LMS

  • Pretty easy to use and loads plug-ins that can give you some useful functionality - also the fact that everyone who uses Totara LMS can create plug-ins as they come up with new ways of using the LMS makes it a dynamic environment. If you need a piece of functionality, ask around - someone may have developed it already as a plug-in, or you can work with your vendor to create it yourself. It's not expensive to add new plug-ins, although creating them costs a little more, it's well worth it for the end result — lots of support and user groups available to share ideas and learn from.
  • Easy to add your own courses, quizzes, and resources, and easy to add external courses using the integration options.
  • In my experience, you have to bring the reports into Excel to properly analyze the data, so they do need to do a bit more work on reporting.
Andrea Lambell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

HealthStream
8.4
Totara LMS
New hire portal
HealthStream
8.0
Totara LMS
Manager tracking tools
HealthStream
8.7
Totara LMS
Compliance tracking and reporting
HealthStream
8.6
Totara LMS

Performance and Goals

HealthStream
6.1
Totara LMS
Corporate goal setting
HealthStream
5.9
Totara LMS
Subordinate goal setting
HealthStream
5.0
Totara LMS
Individual goal setting
HealthStream
5.9
Totara LMS
Line-of sight-visibility
HealthStream
6.9
Totara LMS
Performance tracking
HealthStream
6.9
Totara LMS

Performance Management

HealthStream
6.8
Totara LMS
Performance plans
HealthStream
6.4
Totara LMS
Plan weighting
HealthStream
5.0
Totara LMS
Manager note taking
HealthStream
5.0
Totara LMS
Performance improvement plans
HealthStream
7.0
Totara LMS
Review status tracking
HealthStream
8.0
Totara LMS
Rater nomination workflow
HealthStream
7.0
Totara LMS
Review reminders
HealthStream
9.0
Totara LMS
Workflow restrictions
HealthStream
5.0
Totara LMS
Multiple review frequency
HealthStream
8.0
Totara LMS
Reporting
HealthStream
7.9
Totara LMS

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

Learning Management

HealthStream
7.9
Totara LMS
8.1
Course authoring
HealthStream
7.0
Totara LMS
9.0
Course catalog or library
HealthStream
6.8
Totara LMS
9.0
Player/Portal
HealthStream
8.5
Totara LMS
8.0
Learning content
HealthStream
7.6
Totara LMS
9.0
Mobile friendly
HealthStream
7.5
Totara LMS
6.0
Progress tracking & certifications
HealthStream
8.2
Totara LMS
8.0
Assignments
HealthStream
8.7
Totara LMS
7.0
Compliance management
HealthStream
8.9
Totara LMS
10.0
Learning administration
HealthStream
8.7
Totara LMS
10.0
Learning reporting & analytics
HealthStream
8.7
Totara LMS
6.0
Social learning
HealthStream
5.7
Totara LMS
7.0

Pros

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

Totara LMS

  • Easy user interface with good ability to brand to your own environment.
  • Relatively easy to administrate yourself.
Andrea Lambell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Totara LMS

  • Reporting can be a little inflexible - sometimes, the report cannot be customized to have all the columns you need as they are not available from that area of the LMS.
  • Graphic reporting needs some more work to be a bit more professional looking.
Andrea Lambell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Totara LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

HealthStream

HealthStream 6.7
Based on 6 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

Totara LMS

Totara LMS 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to access both local support and support/advice from other Totara LMS users as we keep in regular contact as a part of the totara government users group. Our vendor also keeps in touch with this group and a lot of knowledge is shared. It's easy to access the Totara LMS users academy, and one of my administrators has also set up a local forum where they ask each other questions and share knowledge as well. Our vendor is easy to access via our support plan and we have monthly catch-ups with our account manager where we hear about anything new coming up.
Andrea Lambell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Totara LMS

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

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

Totara LMS

  • Compliance risk has noticeably decreased as we are now sitting at about 96% compliance.
  • Overall training spend markedly decreased as we can give people access to online alternatives
Andrea Lambell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

HealthStream

General

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

Totara LMS

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

HealthStream
7.6
Totara LMS
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

HealthStream
9.0
Totara LMS

Reliability and Availability

HealthStream
10.0
Totara LMS

Support Rating

HealthStream
6.7
Totara LMS
10.0

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