Testimonials

a solution that is very convenient, has good substance and isn’t overwhelming

“Our board of directors was hungry for an education tool that would help them stay current and a tool that would provide new board members the education they need to get up to speed quickly. iProtean offers a solution that is very convenient, has good substance and isn’t overwhelming. As a Rural Healthcare CEO for over 23 years, this is the first educational program that I am aware of that offers this caliber of experts addressing current issues in an environment that is not intimidating, and allows users to work at their own pace and in the privacy of their home if they so desire.

“Board members’ attainment of knowledge is what allows them to be good contributing members of a board and iProtean gives them the confidence needed to ensure that they are keeping the organization on track. Last, but not least, is the affordability of the course offerings; and I think that speaks for itself.”

Tom Nordwick, CEO
Adams Memorial Hospital

every board member receives foundational information in all of the essential competencies

“I cannot say enough about the iProtean curriculum. It is an outstanding resource that I know others will find equally enriching. With iProtean, every board member receives foundational information in all of the essential competencies. Over time, board members can return to the materials, which take on additional significance in the context of a more experienced point of view.”

Loren Karp Weimer, Board President
Central Peninsula

A huge incentive for us is the board certification program

"Parrish Medical Center is an iProtean client who is extremely satisfied with our choice of board education companies. The on-line format is an easy way for board members to receive their credits while in the relaxation of their own homes. It is also a highly cost-effective alternative for the hospital. The courses are very succinctly given by recognized professionals across the healthcare field. The topics that are covered as well as the content within each video are exactly what we would have asked for!

“A huge incentive for us is the board certification program that is available through iProtean. We believe that board members should become certified as their role is becoming more complex and sophisticated every year. It also makes for great competition between board members! Last, but definitely not least, is the iProtean staff. Everyone I have had the pleasure of speaking and emailing with has been tremendous; extremely professional, knowledgeable, helpful and just plain nice to work with. I suggest anyone who is considering a board education program give iProtean a call asap!"

Liz Vieira, Director, Strategy and Leadership Integration
Parrish Medical Center

iProtean is helping us understand our part in health care

I appreciate iProtean helping us to understand our part in health care! This is a vital period of time and your team is helping to lead the way! Thank you. 

Michelle McFarland, Executive Administrative Assistant/CEO
Madison Memorial Hospital

each course is approximately 30 minutes, and each board member could watch the course at his or her own pace

"When I called iProtean to find out more information I learned they currently offer over two dozen online courses in four major areas: quality, governance, mission & strategy and finance - the core responsibilities of a board.

“I was happy to hear that each course is approximately 30 minutes, and each board member could watch the course at his or her own pace. Not all of our board members want to or can travel to a seminar or conference. Even if the conference was in town, they may not have the two or three days to attend. Plus it wasn’t helpful to send two or three members if they weren’t going to come back and share what they learned.

“I decided that rather than signing up each board member to watch the courses at their own pace, we would watch them together as a group during our board meetings. I received a lot of push-back from both senior administration and the board members. But after watching the first course, an introductory course in governance, everyone voiced their support.

“This month, the medical staff was going to present their annual peer review report to the board. The quality management team was presenting the annual quality improvement plan and the annual indicators on which to measure quality. We watched the quality improvement course. It was spot on. Brian Wong, one of the experts, explained the purpose of a dashboard, the importance of asking questions (and not accepting the answers if you don’t feel they are right), needing to engage the physicians, etc. Even better were the resources that accompany each course. There was a white paper for my board members to read on how to improve the use of quality indicators.

“The System’s Chief Executive Officer is leaving at the end of the year. In two weeks, the board will be hearing from various executive search firms on how they would conduct the Chief Executive Officer search if selected. And guess what we will be doing for the first 30 minutes of the meeting? Yep, watching the Chief Executive Officer selection and compensation course!"

Melanie Talbot, Executive Director of Board Operations
Maricopa Integrated Health System

features leading experts in all areas of board responsibility

“InSRHN is pleased to announce a new business partner for the portfolio with iProtean. What is iProtean? It’s the latest technology in trustee education and provides interactive e-learning courses within an easy but sophisticated LMS.

“iProtean features leading experts in all areas of board responsibility including, but not limited to, Finance, Mission and Strategy, Governance and Quality. The iProtean technology delivers new and seasoned board members the educational tools to work in their most effective capacities. For trustees looking to obtain certification, iProtean also offers varying levels of accreditation. This can be achieved at the board member’s leisure with little to no travel.”

InSRHN Bulletin, Volume 3, Issue 4, November 2012
Indiana Rural Hospital Association