Open Collaboration Initiative

The Open Collaboration Initiative™ (OCI) brings together local, regional, provincial and national healthcare organizations across Canada and connects them to facilitate the exchange of training material and staff learning records. By linking their learning management systems, these healthcare organizations can: 

  • Share training material with each other, for free or a fee 
  • Exchange learning records and proof of completion electronically 
  • Monetize their courses 
The OCI connects some of Canada’s largest research and teaching hospitals, as well as hundreds of smaller hospitals, healthcare associations, primary care and community care providers.

The Benefits of OCI

The Open Collaboration Initiative™ (OCI) is beneficial for employers, workers, and the health system in general.

For Employers

For Workers

For the Health System

  • Access courses from some of Canada’s largest research hospitals
  • Reduce cost associated with the development of new courses
  • Onboard staff by importing their learning records from their previous employer
  • Get proof of completion for courses that your employees complete at other hospitals or healthcare organizations
  • Improve workflow and system efficiencies by reducing administrative paper-chasing
  • Share training material and best practices with partner hospitals and organizations
  • Monetize courses
  • Keep an electronic copy of all your learning records in one central location
  • Take your learning records with you when you leave your employer
  • Forward your learning records to your employer and avoid the need to repeat courses when switching employers or working for multiple employers
  • Access courses from some of Canada’s largest research hospitals with your existing user account
  • Reduce cost associated with duplication of course material
  • Allow professionals to spend more time on patient care by not requiring them to repeat the same courses over and over again
  • Level the playing field for smaller organizations that do not have an eLearning development team or in-house subject matter expertise