IPCed Enters Into Exclusive Partnership with HealthStream to Deliver Courseware to Post-Acute Healthcare Industry
On February 11, 2014, the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) announced that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with HealthStream to deliver IPCed’s online certifications and continuing education (CE) courseware to the post-acute healthcare industry. The market leader for more than a decade in providing workforce development solutions for U.S. acute care hospitals, HealthStream expanded into the post-acute care sector in 2013.
“Due to their success in the acute care space, it is widely acknowledged that HealthStream has the industry’s best solutions, technology, and expertise to support the healthcare workforce,” said Sharon K. Brothers, MSW, Chief Executive Officer at IPCed. “Our decision to partner with HealthStream as they expand into the post-acute care space was an easy one. They know how to get our content to those who need it better than anyone.”
From IPCed, HealthStream will offer a collection of approximately 400 online certification and CE courses for home care agency, home health, assisted living, and government agency workers. A greater pool of senior care nurses, social workers, administrators, home care aides, and nursing assistants will now be able to access IPCed’s interactive courses through the HealthStream Learning Center™—the most widely adopted healthcare-specific learning management system in the country.
“Ensuring that our senior population is well supported with qualified, competent care begins with qualified, competent caregivers—and that’s where IPCed is making its mark,” said Brothers. “We’ve observed that organizations who adopt IPCed’s online training experience less than half of industry turnover rates among their caregivers. Our new partnership with HealthStream greatly expands our ability to reach post-acute care organizations with our content.”