A lot has happened in health IT within the last year.
Policies are changing, technology is advancing and there is something new every day. This can make work in health IT particularly exciting, as those participating in the conversations are truly on the forefront of a revolution.
Keeping up-to-date on the information can be a challenge though, and retaining the information is important in order to contribute confidently and valuably within industry conversations.
In light of this, we asked our readers about their preferred learning styles in a recent poll.
Question: How do you learn best?
- Kinesthetic. I learn best by doing an activity. – 44%
- Read/write. I learn best by reading a book or training manual on my own. – 33%
- Visual. I learn best with pictures, diagrams and colors. – 22%
- Auditor. I learn best by listening, preferably in a lecture setting. – 0%
It appears that participating in an activity such as a workshop or training class is a preferred method for learning new information.
Reading and writing with a training manual was indicated as a preferred method by one third of the participants and visual learners, or people who prefer diagrams, pictures and colors to illustrate concepts, comprised nearly one fourth of participants.
This information is helpful for policy makers, the media and bloggers alike as these groups are popular sources of information for individuals and organizations involved in health IT.
If there is a poll topic you think would be appropriate or interesting, please send it to info@HL7Standards.com.