HealthStream, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSTM), a leading provider of workforce development and research solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that it has entered into three new partnerships to offer and deliver a wide array of online training, professional certifications, and continuing education opportunities for healthcare professionals employed in post-acute care organizations. The Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed), QueTech, and Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging (Mather LifeWays) have each signed on with HealthStream as their exclusive partner to offer their content via the HealthStream Learning Center(TM) (HLC), an application on the Company’s workforce development platform.
As the market leader for over a decade in providing workforce development solutions for the nation’s acute care hospitals, HealthStream announced its plans in the first quarter of last year to expand into the post-acute care sector. To execute its post-acute care strategy to first support the three million+ professionals working in long-term care and home health organizations, HealthStream set out to add new partnerships with the industry’s best content providers in these areas. “Consistent with our plans discussed in early 2013, our efforts to launch into the post-acute care area are advancing systematically and on schedule with the addition of these three outstanding partnerships,” said Robert A. Frist, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, HealthStream. “We are excited to welcome IPCed, QueTech, and Mather LifeWays to HealthStream as we work together to, ultimately, improve the quality of life for our nation’s seniors.”