Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 10, 2007
MC Strategies, a leading provider of electronic education products and services to healthcare, announced today that USA Prepare, its emergency preparedness unit, will provide its technology and experience to emsacademy.com, a website dedicated to training EMTs, first responders and pre-hospital workers. As part of an exclusive agreement the Web site will be powered by the USA Prepare Knowledge Deployment System® (KDS), enabling the Medical College of Georgia to offer a sophisticated learning management system coupled with e-commerce capabilities.
"The Medical College of Georgia Center of Operational Medicine is already known for its high quality EMS education," says Dr. Phillip Coule, the center's director. "By partnering with USA Prepare, we'll be providing first responders with the ability to obtain that education in a much more user-friendly and convenient way. Access to the coursework is as close as the nearest computer."
EMT basic, intermediate and paramedic level training programs as well as numerous EMS continuing education programs will be available online through emsacademy.com. Learners will gain the ability to select and pay for courses on emsacademy.com and get immediate access. Busy students can work at their own pace, using the latest textbooks and materials from Mosby -- including the revolutionary Virtual Patient Encounters simulator -- while retaining markers allowing resumption of interrupted work. The KDS can track progress through courses, point out requisite courses and offer reminders of deadlines for assignments and re-certifications.
The KDS also provides for thorough and efficient management of learners by instructors and managers. Assignments can be made by job title, department, facility or enterprise-wide. Tracking and learning management are all seamlessly integrated and can be accessed 24/7 from anywhere with an internet connection.
Tim Boone, PhD., Managing Director of USA Prepare, said, "I believe that adding emsacademy.com to our burgeoning portfolio of courseware offers tremendous value to emergency workers, particularly the many who don't have time for traditional training. Since its inception, the KDS was developed specifically as a learning management system for healthcare and allied fields and we've cultivated a reputation for the quality and value of our products within those arenas. I couldn't be more pleased by this opportunity to increase value to our clients."
About MC Strategies
Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, MC Strategies has been providing web-based training and education products and services to the healthcare industry since 1986. The company is a pioneer in providing e-learning solutions and serves a client base of over 1,300 healthcare organizations nationwide, including integrated health delivery networks, hospitals, academic institutions and the federal government.
We offer a wide range of courses to help healthcare and allied-health professionals meet their clinical and professional education needs and as part of Elsevier Health Sciences, home to some of the world's premier names in healthcare publishing such as Mosby and Saunders, our library continues to grow. For more information, visit http://www.mcstrategies.com or call 800-999-6274.
Knowledge Deployment System® is a registered trademark of MC Strategies, Inc.
About The Medical College of Georgia
The Medical College of Georgia is the state's health sciences university and includes the Schools of Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Studies, Medicine and Nursing. MCG is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an equal opportunity institution.
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