How Effective Is HealthStream?

HealthStream is ranked as number 90 on Forbes magazine's list of America's best small companies for 2013. Its software receives a client review score of four stars out of five on TrustRadius. With a market cap of $1 billion as of October 2013, HealthStream focuses on training and certification programs for health care providers, pharmaceutical companies and medical device companies, according to Forbes. The company also provide research to its clients about their patients' experiences, community perceptions and physician relations.

HealthStream clients rate and review the effectiveness of HealthStream software on TrustRadius. Reviewers put HealthStream to use with software for formal training on hospital protocols, monitoring of courses for regulatory reasons, and annual training required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, notes TrustRadius. Users praise HealthStream's ability to set up an entire training course from pre-test to post-test components, its user-friendly design, and the ease of tracking statistics regarding employee training. The tracked training includes assessment scores, length of time taken in training and incorrect answers to questions.

However, in some areas, HealthStream does not meet reviewers' needs, according to TrustRadius. The cited negative aspects of HealthStream software include a home page that's difficult to navigate, its inability to track employees who work in more than one position, difficulty in uploading videos, inability to access the system from home computers, and problems with having to start modules over if interrupted.