Wolters Kluwer Health Partners with HealthStream to Enhance Nurse Professional Development

Lippincott’s Professional Development Programs for Nurses Are Now Offered through HealthStream to Promote Competency through Learning and Bedside Support

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading international healthcare solutions provider and publisher, today announced that it has partnered with HealthStream (NASDAQ: HSTM), a leading provider of learning and research solutions for the healthcare industry, to offer the Lippincott’s Professional Development Programs product suite to HealthStream’s customer base of healthcare organizations. The partnership was announced at HealthStream’s Customer Summit, March 6 – 9, 2012, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Resort in Nashville. Lippincott’s Professional Development Programs are evidence-based, interactive learning tools designed to help clinical nurses improve nurse competency and meet compliance standards.

"We are focused on ensuring that nurses are equipped with the most up-to-date and accessible tools—for this purpose, HealthStream was an obvious first choice for us, as they have the nation’s largest healthcare learning network," said Judy McCann, MSN, RN and Chief Nurse for Nursing Practice at Wolters Kluwer Health. “HealthStream shares our strong commitment to provide nurses with the resources they need to provide exceptional patient care."

Lippincott’s Professional Development Programs provide hospitals and other healthcare facilities with comprehensive clinical and educational programs for nurses. Each program contains a series of online courses, case studies, competency evaluations, and/or tutorials delivered in an interactive format.

The 21 educational and training programs included in Lippincott’s Professional Development Programs will be offered through the HealthStream Learning Center™, HealthStream’s learning platform. Lippincott’s Nursing Procedures and Skills and Lippincott’s Nursing Advisor are already offered by HealthStream to their customer base of approximately half of the acute-care hospitals in the U.S. With this latest agreement, HealthStream customers can utilize all of Lippincott’s Nursing Solutions—a point-of-care nursing workflow product suite—to optimize nursing performance, increase clinical knowledge, ensure staff competence, improve patient outcomes, and support clinical excellence.

“At HealthStream, our vision is to improve healthcare by developing the people who deliver care—and offering Lippincott’s Professional Development Programs product suite supports this process,” said Arthur E. Newman, Executive Vice President, HealthStream. “Wolters Kluwer Health’s nursing content is highly sought after among our healthcare customers—and we are excited to add their premier Professional Development Programs suite to our product offerings to hospitals.”

To learn more about the Lippincott’s Nursing Solutions programs offered through HealthStream, visit www.healthstream.com/lippincott or call 1-800-933-9293. To request a demonstration of Lippincott’s Nursing Solutions, contact Lippincott Williams & Wilkins at 1-800-326-1685 or visit http://www.lwwnursingsolutions.com/request/lns.

About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international publisher for healthcare professionals and students with nearly 300 periodicals and 1,500 books in more than 100 disciplines publishing under the LWW brand, as well as content-based sites and online corporate and customer services.

LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2011 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.7 billion).

About HealthStream

HealthStream (NASDAQ: HSTM) is dedicated to improving patient outcomes through the development of healthcare organizations’ greatest asset: their people. Our unified suite of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions are used by, collectively, over 2.7 million healthcare employees in the U.S. for training & learning management, talent management, performance assessment, and managing simulation-based education programs. Our research solutions provide valuable insight to healthcare providers to meet HCAHPS requirements, engage their workforce, and enhance physician alignment. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, HealthStream has an additional office in Laurel, Maryland. For more information, visit http://www.healthstream.com or call 800-933-9293.



CONTACT:

Lippincott’s Nursing Solutions
Meredith D’Agostino, 516-884-7162
[email protected]
or
Healthstream, Inc.
Mollie Condra, Ph.D., 615-429-9744
[email protected]

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