NextLOGiK wins Silver for COLA in the coveted Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards Program



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COLUMBIA, MD, OCTOBER 9, 2012 – COLA, a leading laboratory accreditor,
today announced it won an award in the coveted Brandon Hall Group 2012
Excellence Awards Program. COLA received a Silver Award in the
competition’s _Learning Technology Implementations_ category.

COLA was honored for the redesign of its
educational platform, designed to make it more convenient for physicians
and laboratory staff to obtain laboratory training that meets
certification and licensing requirements. The newly designed microsite
provides access to COLA’s wide range of e-learning courses and products,
each of which have been refreshed to make them easy to find, download,
navigate and file. Other features of the new tool include a convenient
dashboard for managing portal features, a streamlined shopping
experience for purchasing products, and automatic tracking of course

Now entering its 18th year, the Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards
Program is the most prestigious awards program in the learning industry.
Often times called the “Academy Awards” by Learning, Talent and Business
Executives, the program was one of the first of its kind in the
industry. A list of winners is available at

“This year’s winners should be very proud of their achievements
especially based on the rigorous judging process that all submissions
underwent,” said Mike Cooke, Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hall
Group, Inc. “We are honored to recognize the award winners who exemplify
a high standard of performance in their organization and demonstrate
clear, measurable business results through these innovative programs.”

“COLA is extremely honored to receive this honor for our new and
improved LabUniversity resource, which provides laboratory staff with
greater flexibility and convenience than ever before,” said Kirk Couser,
Chief Information Officer of COLA. “Through our unique design, lab
professionals now have an elegant, streamlined solution to manage their
e-learning needs.”

Entries were evaluated by a panel of independent industry experts, and
Brandon Hall Group Senior Analysts and Executive Leadership, based on
criteria such as program design, functionality, innovation and overall
measurable results.


COLA accredits more than 7,000 medical laboratories and provides the
clinical laboratory with a program of education, consultation, and
accreditation. The organization is an independent, non-profit accreditor
whose education program and standards enable clinical laboratories and
staff to meet U.S. CLIA and other regulatory requirements. For more
information about COLA accreditation services and educational products,
and online educational opportunities, please call 800-981-9883 or visit
COLA’s web sites at or


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