Supporting professional development
Anaesthesiology is a complex and highly regulated field. In Australia and New Zealand, all medical professionals practising in this area must complete specialist training and development programs to learn and maintain the skills they need to deliver high-quality care.
ANZCA is the largest professional body for anaesthetists in the Asia-Pacific region. With a membership that includes more than 7,000 fully certified anaesthetists and 3,000 trainee doctors, the organisation provides a diverse range of education and training services.
“In addition to our community of members, we host around 70 different committees and special interest groups, which meet regularly to discuss topics such as training, examinations and quality,” said Colin Lynas, Learning Technology Officer at ANZCA.
“For a number of years, we’ve used digital tools to help connect our members with the resources they need to build their skills and develop their careers. However, as time went on, we realised our existing learning management system [LMS] wasn’t offering the flexibility we needed to achieve our goals.”
In the past, making even minor changes to ANZCA’s LMS to support new use cases required a lengthy and time-consuming software development lifecycle. ANZCA often needed to deploy additional plug-ins and modules to extend the LMS beyond its basic capabilities—significantly increasing the cost and complexity of rolling out new capabilities for its stakeholders.
“Trying to deliver effective learning through our legacy LMS was becoming increasingly difficult because of the amount of customisation work required,” Mr. Lynas continued. “To solve the challenge, we looked for a more versatile platform.”