HealthStream Learning & Performance vs. VAIRKKO

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HealthStream Learning & Performance
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
HealthStream is a cloud-based Talent Management Suite specifically designed for the healthcare sector. Focused on training (LMS), the suite also includes performance management, competency, simulation and credentialing. HealthStream also provides research services to healthcare organizations.N/A
VAIRKKO
Score 7.5 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
VAIRKKO offers a unique a-la-carte software eco-system offering both Learning Management and HR Products all from within a single platform. Users can purchase only the modules that they want, when they want them. Solutions to meet organizations' needs include Tracking Training, Learning Management Systems(LMS), HRIS (Human Resources Information System), Performance Management, Onboarding, Applicant Tracking, Policy and Document Management.
$1
per month per user
Pricing
HealthStream Learning & PerformanceVAIRKKO
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HealthStream Learning & PerformanceVAIRKKO
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$500 one-time fee
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Features
HealthStream Learning & PerformanceVAIRKKO
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
HealthStream Learning & Performance
6.0
8 Ratings
22% below category average
VAIRKKO
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Ratings
Corporate goal setting5.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting5.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting5.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility6.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking6.88 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
HealthStream Learning & Performance
6.8
9 Ratings
16% below category average
VAIRKKO
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Ratings
Performance plans6.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan weighting5.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager note taking5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking8.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow restrictions5.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting7.78 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
HealthStream Learning & Performance
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Ratings
VAIRKKO
7.2
3 Ratings
13% below category average
Course authoring00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings3.61 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings6.42 Ratings
Mobile friendly00 Ratings6.53 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Assignments00 Ratings8.23 Ratings
Compliance management00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Learning administration00 Ratings8.32 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings8.23 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
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User Ratings
HealthStream Learning & PerformanceVAIRKKO
Likelihood to Recommend
7.3
(21 ratings)
7.5
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(12 ratings)
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Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.9
(5 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HealthStream Learning & PerformanceVAIRKKO
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.
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VAIRKKO
VAIRKKO is very well-suited to track HR information and scheduling. It is a bit more difficult to create training and disseminate it to employees, but once you get past the learning curve, it works nicely. It's easy to track your employees' certifications and credentials, with reminders for recertifying and the ability to update certs as needed. Scheduling is not difficult, and one can track staffing issues easily.
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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.
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VAIRKKO
  • Certificate assignment
  • Reporting
  • Giving insights
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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.
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VAIRKKO
  • When I update an employee's general information page - if they do not have Custom User name listed - it puts my name in there and my password - when this happens the information I added is not going to be saved. If I am working on the top of the page - I don't see this unless I remember to check. Please don't let this be an automatic fill in.
  • Too many search tools - highlighting the most used would be great
  • When a person's schedule is changed - you lose their previous schedule. So when we need to look back and see when a person worked but realize they changed shifts and we no longer have it in Vairkko - it becomes very challenging.
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Likelihood to Renew
HealthStream
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.
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VAIRKKO
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Support Rating
HealthStream
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.
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VAIRKKO
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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
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VAIRKKO
Certification Cloud is easy to use and stands out from a pricing point of view. It just does the job at a really low price point
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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.
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VAIRKKO
  • It's cleaned up our former filing process and simplified record access
  • It's allowed management to perform at-a-glance training performance, and given us the ability to modify our training on-the-fly.
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