JCR Partners with MC Strategies to Distribute Online Education Courses

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Joint Commission Resources (JCR) and MC Strategies are partnering to offer selected education courses online, further expanding the online learning options for their clients - busy healthcare professionals needing to fulfill their continuing education requirements. JCR is a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission. MC Strategies, an Elsevier company, is a leader in e-learning solutions for healthcare professionals.

Joint Commission Resources (JCR) and MC Strategies are partnering to offer selected education courses online, further expanding the online learning options for their clients - busy healthcare professionals needing to fulfill their continuing education requirements. JCR is a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission. MC Strategies, an Elsevier company, is a leader in e-learning solutions for healthcare professionals.

These online courses delivered through MC Strategies' learning management system (LMS) are available for licensing as a series of courses and are included in the MC Strategies course library utilized by more than 1,500 healthcare organizations.

The easy-to-use course design features both audio and video-formats. It gives participants the opportunity to control the pace at which they learn by allowing them to log on to their computer and complete the work when it's most convenient. For courses offering continuing education credit, participants instantly receive their credits after successful completion of the course. Additionally, the LMS maintains a record for six years of each course completed by participants and the continuing education credits earned.

"This partnership makes learning with JCR convenient by providing another way for us to reach our busy customers," says Charles Macfarlane, F.A.C.H.E., C.A.E., vice president for Learning, JCR. "We are eager to launch the new program and will be adding additional courses to the library in the next few months."

"We partnered with JCR to distribute their courses in order to meet our current and new customers' need for information about The Joint Commission's standards and processes," says Barbara Nelson Cullen, vice president, Healthcare e-Learning, MC Strategies. "What makes our program unique is that we offer this bundle of lessons that is readily available to meet the needs of healthcare professionals who must fit professional development into their busy work schedules."

Current course offerings include:

  • Who's on Your Staff? Credentialing and Privileging: The Fundamentals*
  • Turning Data into Useful Information*
  • Environment of Care: Fire Safety
  • Accreditation Update: S3
  • Environment of Care: Utilities and Clinical Engineering
  • Challenging Standards in Hospital Accreditation
  • It's a Long Way Down: Reducing the Risk of Patient Falls*
  • Patient Safety on the Line: Using Technology to Aid Effective Communication Among Caregivers*

*Continuing education credits offered.

For more information about these courses please call, 800.999.6274 or visit http://www.mcstrategies.com.

Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission, has been designated by The Joint Commission to publish publications and multimedia products. JCR reproduces and distributes these materials under license from The Joint Commission. JCR educational programs and publications support the accreditation activities of The Joint Commission, but are separate functions. Attendees at JCR educational programs and purchasers of JCR publications receive no special consideration or treatment in, or confidential information about, the accreditation process. Learn more about Joint Commission Resources at http://www.jcrinc.com.

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 nurses 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, please visit the MC Strategies website (http://www.mcstrategies.com) or call 800-999-6274.

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the global science and health communities, Elsevier's 7,000 employees in over 70 offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books per year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such as ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com), MD Consult (http://www.mdconsult.com), Scopus (http://www.info.scopus.com), bibliographic databases, and online reference works.

Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com) is a global business headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc (http://www.reedelsevier.com), a world-leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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