Health Service Executive and Aurion Learning win Brandon Hall Gold Award

Health Service Executive and Aurion Learning win Brandon Hall Gold Award

04 November, 2013

The Health Service Executive (HSE) and Aurion Learning have won a prestigious Brandon Hall Gold Award for Best in Learning Technology Implementations 2013. The Excellence in Learning award is for the HSE’s online learning and development portal HSELanD.

Available to over 100,000 healthcare professionals within the HSE, health care and voluntary organisations throughout the Republic of Ireland, HSELanD provides a central source of high quality online training, learning and development.

HSELanD was developed in partnership with online learning specialists Aurion Learning, to meet the changing needs of the HSE and deliver efficiencies. Based on the award winning NetDimensions Learning platform that is used to administer, monitor and assess the impact of the learning and training initiatives, HSELanD includes:

  • Over 100 E-Learning resources and programmes.
  • A personal development plan (PDP) workbook allowing users to plan their learning and development over time. 
  • 360 degree competency assessment tool that recommends learning interventions.
  • 11 collaborative learning hubs to facilitate knowledge sharing between multidisciplinary groups.

Evaluated by an international panel of veteran, independent industry experts, HSELanD was singled out for the positive impact on the organisation and its learners.


“ has been central in supporting our focus to facilitate the efficient administration of quality learning, training and development. This allows staff across all disciplines to have greater control over their own learning and develop their competencies.” Said Pat Kenny, National E-Learning Manager at HSE.


Since its launch in 2007, HSELanD has generated significant cost savings. In the past year alone, usage and online registrations of HSELanD has increased by 27% and is currently used by over 70% of all HSE employees and staff in funded health care organisations throughout Ireland.


Commenting on the gold status, Dr. Maureen Murphy, Managing Director at Aurion Learning said, "We are very honoured by this recognition. The success of is a testament to our collaboration and shared commitment to quality with the HSE.


HSELanD is an excellent example of the benefits of using a combination of proprietary and open source technology to deliver a learning portal that supports the personal and professional development of learners throughout their career. We are delighted with our success in these global awards as it demonstrates that the learning solutions we have developed with the HSE are among the best in class and meet industry quality standards.”


Mr Kenny added: “HSELanD offers internal subject experts from our health service the opportunity to bring their expertise to bear in the compilation and development of online learning resources aimed specifically at improving quality and achieving excellence through learning. The Aurion Learning development team working closely with our own educationalists has been a key factor in our success.”


The Brandon Hall awards represent the best in learning globally, attracting entries from over 40 countries and are presented by Brandon Hall Group, a leading research firm in training and development.


Mike Cooke, Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hall Group, Inc. said: “We are extremely proud to honor our 2013 award-winning organisations for their remarkable achievements. This elite group of organisations excelled in developing measurable, sustainable programs that produced outstanding business results.”


Pictured L-R: Pat Kenny, National E-Learning Manager, HSE, Ciaran O'Hare, Director at Aurion Learning and Dr. Maureen Murphy, Managing Director at Aurion Learning. 


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About HSELand

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is responsible for the delivery of health and social services in hospitals and communities throughout Ireland. It delivers learning and development to its 100,000 staff via its online learning network, HSELanD (

HSELanD is an online learning portal developed and run by the Health Service Executive. It is available to all healthcare professionals in the Republic of Ireland, both within HSE, Voluntary Hospital Sector, and associated NGO's working in health or allied disciplines. HSELanD provides courses and learning resources for healthcare workers in both the hospital and community health settings. HSELanD was designed and built by Aurion Learning in partnership with the Health Services Executive.

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