Training Courses and Competency Checklists Delivered Through Web-based Solution
AUSTIN, Texas, August 10, 2009 – MedSenses, Inc. (MedSenses), a leading provider of courseware “for nurses, by nurses” and Decision Critical, Inc. (Decision Critical), the pioneer of the 360° Competency Management System for healthcare, announced the formation of a strategic relationship that will provide MedSenses’ training courses and competency-focused skills for the life science and healthcare industries through Decision Critical’s 360° Competency Management System. In keeping with the mission to provide their clients with the most extensive, relevant and trusted content, MedSenses and Decision Critical will drive competency-based solutions that deliver approximately 550 hours of CE approved course credits.
“Quality continuing education for nurses is a priority for our company. Our course catalog is in a constant state of growth as we continue gathering feedback from our learners; adding new materials that will provide nurses access to the latest research and the most relevant topics. As nurses, we are keenly aware of the educational needs of nurses and we strive to exceed their expectations. MedSenses is thrilled to be partnering with Decision Critical and believe the combined solution of innovative software and off-the-shelf content will be a ‘must have’ for all organizations who value professional development and quality care,” said Trisha Coady, president, MedSenses.
Healthcare organizations interested in positively affecting patient outcomes through improved caregiver competency are moving from traditional compliance activities to a model of continual competency assessment and enhancement. The combination of MedSenses’ content and Decision Critical’s web-based delivery platform creates a framework for organizations to automate the delivery of targeted continuing education and skill assessment content. This model of continuous competency assessment through the automated demonstration and mastery of nursing competency has a direct positive impact on patient outcomes and has shown to significantly reduce organizational risk.
“No industry is more rife with competency-related risk than healthcare and for that reason competency management systems have become a critical business tool for nursing. They not only improve organizational and individual training capabilities, but they also provide business advantages such as the ability to track regulatory compliance and instant access to staff competency reporting,” said Kenneth W. Dion, RN, MSN, MBA, Decision Critical founder and CEO. “The MedSenses and Decision Critical relationship provides today’s healthcare organization with the competency management courses, check lists and delivery vehicle necessary to reduce organizational risk, improve caregiver competency and improve patient outcomes. MedSenses are proven professionals and we are excited about the future of this relationship and what it means for our clients.”
About MedSenses Inc.
MedSenses Inc. is a leading content provider focused on building courseware BY nurses, FOR nurses. Having developed a proprietary method for building educational content for the nursing community, healthcare organizations can now offer a high quality, cost-effective solution for their continuing education programs. The courses integrate solid medical and technical information with insight and stories from real-world clinical experiences; complimented by medical animations, interactivities and 3D graphics. Additional information is available at www.MedSenses.com.
About Decision Critical, Inc.
Decision Critical, Inc. specializes in providing a web-enabled competency management system. The cornerstone of the Decision Critical value proposition is the 360° Competency Management model. This comprehensive model is driven by our web-based learning management system, competency check lists, professional portfolio and professional evaluation solution. These solutions are extremely valuable to a wide variety of constituencies within healthcare organizations including, but not limited to, Nursing, Education, Human Resources, Compliance, Performance Improvement and Quality Assurance and are designed to help healthcare organizations improve patient outcomes, drive training and education, and ensure staff competency and compliance. For more information, go to www.decisioncritical.com.