Elsevier To Market The Quality Group’s Lean Six Sigma Blended Online Learning Solutions For The Healthcare Market

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A global leader in medical and health information forms partnership with leader in blended online learning solutions for process improvement.

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Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has struck a partnership with The Quality Group (TQG), a leader in blended online learning solutions for process improvement.

Elsevier will market and distribute TQG’s customized process improvement (Lean Six Sigma) training solution for health care professionals, The Health Care Series. The blended e-Learning series features condensed class times and highly customized online training modules designed to meet the needs of the health care workforce.

“Our partnership with TQG represents another expansion of Elsevier’s leadership in eLearning and performance management for healthcare,” said John Schrefer, president of Elsevier / MC Strategies, a business unit of Elsevier Clinical Decision Support. “Healthcare institutions are under a great deal of pressure to boost quality and improve patient care, and TQG’s blend of learning content fits well with our strategy to continue strengthening and deepening our eLearning solutions for these institutions.”

“The Quality Group’s customized, best-of-class blended eLearning solutions have been utilized by leading global corporations and academic institutions since 1992,” said Rob Stewart, president and CEO of TQG. “Our partnership with Elsevier will help bring our long time experience with Lean Six Sigma process improvement to hospitals and healthcare institutions that are striving to improve patient care and their processes.”

Elsevier’s partnership with TQG was unveiled at the 10th Annual Lean, Six Sigma and Business Improvement in Healthcare Summit in New Orleans in the second quarter of 2011.

To customize the training for the health care worker, TQG assembled a diverse team of industry experts, including Jennifer Ralston, TQG Lean Six Sigma Expert and the former deployment leader for American Red Cross Biomedical Services and Kathy Price, current Director of Clinical Effectiveness at Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System.

About The Quality Group

The Quality Group (TQG) provides differentiated Process and Performance Excellence (Lean Six Sigma, Project Management, Change Management, etc.) e-Learning/blended learning solutions, including for AT&T, CSX, DoD, Monsanto, Sisters of Charity LHS, Raytheon, Seagate plus dozens of colleges and universities, etc. Over the years, hundreds of thousands of students have completed well over 1,000,000 TQG modules. TQG e-Learning is powered by OpusWorks®, TQG’s proprietary Web 2.0 e-Learning platform that streamlines e-Learning creation, customization, and delivery. More information is available at http://www.thequalitygroup.net or 1-800-772-3071.

About Elsevier Clinical Decision Support

Elsevier Clinical Decision Support (http://www.clinicaldecisionsupport.com), a division of Elsevier, the global leader in medical and health information, provides world class information and point-of-care technology solutions that optimize decisions and actions to improve the overall quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of care. The business delivers on this promise through actionable clinical content, care planning and documentation, drug reference and decision support, learning and performance management, and data mining and outcomes analytics solutions for provider, pharmacy and payer organizations.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet (thelancet.com) and Cell (cell.com), and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include SciVerse ScienceDirect (sciencedirect.com), SciVerse Scopus (scopus.com), Reaxys (reaxys.com), MD Consult (mdconsult.com) and Nursing Consult (nursingconsult.com), which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite (scival.com) and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review (medai.com), which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com) employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC (http://www.reedelsevier.com), a world-leading publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV.

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