IPCED Partners with HealthStream

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HealthStream1IPCed 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.

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In the News: Caregivers are among fastest growing jobs in the U.S.

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Does it surprise you to know that caregiving jobs, especially those for home caregivers like personal care aides and home health aides are projected to be the top career growth fields in the next few years?  With an aging society, the demand for caregivers is expected to grow nearly 50%.  With an aging workforce, the need for new individuals to enter this field will grow even more.

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Training is as important as pay? Just ask the family!

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Every family who has hired an in-home caregiver can relate to Rosanna Fay’s experience, recently shared in an insightful and articulate opinion article shared through the San Jose Mercury News.  Fay shares her belief that while pay is important for caregivers, knowing that they are trained and have a professional standard to meet is even more important to families.

Risking abuse, poor care and medical missteps – often out of ignorance – families don’t have any assurance that the caregiver they hire will be prepared.  Without training standards for both new caregivers and ongoing standards for professional growth and development for existing caregivers, families are left in the dark about the qualifications of the person they hire.

Savvy home care providers are moving ahead of regulations, however.  They’re providing certification and ongoing training to every caregiver and letting families know what they’re doing.  It’s just smart business – and a huge relief to families.

Online courses present revolution in education

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The New York Times ran a great article this week featuring an interview with Salman Khan, the young MIT grad who founded the Khan Academy which offers free online courses in the core sciences.  Khan started the online education approach as a way to help his young cousin who was struggling with math.  He created a website which allowed his cousin – and soon others – to practice and learn math skills using what one of my colleagues describes as the “world’s most patient tutor” – the computer.

Training Compliance in 2014

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I’ve always said that when it comes to compliance, a smart operator has just one goal: don’t get noticed.

I know this goes against our basic marketing instinct, where we want everyone in the world to know about our programs and services.  We want to be noticed.  In a perfect world, everyone would know the name of our company and exactly what we do.

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2014 Business Growth

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