HealthcareSource Acquires Nursing Continuing Education Courses from Bluedrop Learning Networks

Acquisition adds 142 nursing courses to HealthcareSource's eLearning Library and gives Bluedrop rights to resell HealthcareSource content internationally

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(PRWEB) July 23, 2014

HealthcareSource, the leading provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced the acquisition of 142 custom developed, continuing nursing education (CNE) approved courses from Bluedrop Learning Networks, a global leader in eLearning solutions. Terms of the acquisition also allow Bluedrop Learning Networks to resell HealthcareSource proprietary content internationally through its distribution channels.

The addition of these courses to the HealthcareSource eLearning Library℠ expands the HealthcareSource-owned library of CNEs to more than 200 courses, which are in addition to the several hundred other healthcare compliance and clinical education modules HealthcareSource owns. Through the addition of these 142 courses, the eLearning Library offers more than 2,800 hours of pre-approved continuing education hours.

"The timing of this sale is advantageous for both HealthcareSource and Bluedrop Learning Networks," said Emad Rizkalla, founder and CEO of Bluedrop Learning Networks. "As HealthcareSource is investing in deepening and expanding its eLearning Library, Bluedrop Learning Networks has decided to focus on other core business lines. The reseller agreement allows us to leverage the value of the HealthcareSource brand to provide an expanded library of content to international markets."

The eLearning courses included in the acquisition integrate medical and technical information with practical situations, stories from real world clinical experiences and the use of medical animations, interactivities, and 3D graphics. They cover a wide variety of high-demand and popular nursing-specific topics and include the most complete library for nursing leadership development available in the market.

"We are pleased to expand our CNE offerings to more than 200 courses and add additional eLearning content in the nursing specialty categories of leadership, emergency nursing, critical care, neurology, and obstetric-neonatal," said Michelle Leavitt, Director of Courseware and Product Strategy at HealthcareSource. "Additionally, the reseller agreement enables Bluedrop Learning Networks to market and sell our newly-expanded CNE offering through international channels."

The eLearning Library, a part of the HealthcareSource Quality Talent Suite℠, contains more than 4,000 courses in clinical and non-clinical compliance, coding and reimbursement, continuing education, clinical reference, and other areas. In addition, the eLearning Library has partnerships with industry-leading organizations to provide users with access to award-winning, world-class, online education.

About HealthcareSource
With more than 2,300 healthcare clients, HealthcareSource is the leading provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry. The HealthcareSource Quality Talent Suite℠ helps healthcare organizations recruit, develop, and retain the best workforce possible in order to improve the patient and resident experience. The company's cloud-based talent management solutions include applicant tracking, behavioral assessments, reference checking, employee performance, compensation, competency and learning management, and eLearning courseware. A private company focused exclusively on the healthcare industry, HealthcareSource consistently earns high marks for client satisfaction and retention. KLAS Research recently named HealthcareSource a category leader for Talent Management for the third consecutive year, in addition to recognition in Healthcare Informatics 100, Modern Healthcare's "Healthcare's Hottest," Inc. 500|5000, Deloitte Technology Fast 500, and Becker's "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" list. To learn more about HealthcareSource visit: http://www.healthcaresource.com.

About Bluedrop
Bluedrop Performance Learning (TSX-V: BPL) is an innovator in workplace training for individuals, corporations, military personnel and the public sector. Bluedrop recently created Bluedrop Learning Networks to offer simple, scalable training delivery. Launched in 2004, with five offices and more than 175 employees, Bluedrop is transforming the workplace by designing, developing and delivering practical, actionable and affordable training content that improves individual and overall performance of organizations. For more information, visit http://www.bluedrop.com.


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