NICHE Selects HealthcareSource NetLearning LMS Software to Launch Upgraded Knowledge Center

Woburn, MA – July 9, 2013 – HealthcareSource(R), the leading provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry, announces it has partnered with NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) to deliver e-learning content and webinars for the network of over 470 NICHE designated hospitals and health systems. The NICHE learning management system (LMS), known as the NICHE Knowledge Center, offers tools and resources for nurses and other healthcare providers to implement and sustain their NICHE programs. NICHE hospitals are dedicated to excellence in the care of older adults.

HealthcareSource NetLearning Learning Management System Software will allow NICHE to provide member organizations the ability to access NICHE courses and webinars on the NICHE Knowledge Center or on their own hospitals’ learning management systems. The collaboration will also provide a more advanced LMS platform to host the full NICHE Knowledge Center which houses several geriatric-specific online courses and hundreds of webinars, project management tools, and other tools to develop and support improved outcomes and quality in geriatric care. The NICHE Knowledge Center is used by hospitals to achieve NICHE designation via the NICHE Leadership Training Program, a six-week online program.

“The Knowledge Center is a robust platform vital to our NICHE designated hospitals and those interested in pursuing NICHE designation,” said Barbara Bricoli, NICHE managing director. “Our new relationship with HealthcareSource will deliver a fully integrated, streamlined and high reliability system for learners and collaborators to use as they strive to improve the quality of care for older adult patients across the healthcare continuum.”

HealthcareSource NetLearning manages the education, licensure, competency assessment and professional development of employees in the healthcare industry. The product was designed and refined by healthcare professionals and, unlike many other learning management systems, offers unique, healthcare-specific capabilities – including robust license and certification management, tools to track license and certification expirations and renewals, and reports designed to produce data required for the Joint Commission surveys, Magnet Recognition Program applications and state Boards of Nursing, among other features.

Additionally, the NetLearning eLibrary consists of more than 4,000 healthcare-specific courses focused on legally mandated training and continuing education requirements for nurses, aides and assistants, hospital technicians, administrators, and many other allied healthcare professionals.

NICHE’s selection of HealthcareSource NetLearning gives NICHE a partner that is strong in software development, and understands and can support the unique needs of the U.S. healthcare market.
“We are thrilled NICHE has selected HealthcareSource and the NetLearning Learning Management System Software as their delivery platform and content provider,” said Will Passano, HealthcareSource senior vice president for content strategy and alliances. “Partnering with NICHE is yet another example of how we provide solutions to help healthcare organizations acquire, develop and retain staff that will deliver a great patient experience.”

About HealthcareSource
With more than 2,000 healthcare clients, HealthcareSource is the leading provider of talent management software for the healthcare industry. The HealthcareSource Suite helps healthcare organizations acquire, develop and retain the best workforce possible in order to reduce costs and improve patient satisfaction and safety. The company’s talent management solutions include candidate sourcing, applicant tracking, reference checking, behavioral assessments, onboarding, performance management and learning management. 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 being recognized in the Healthcare Informatics Top 100 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500.

NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) is the leading nurse-driven program designed to help hospitals improve the care of older adults. The vision of NICHE is for all patients 65-and-over to be given sensitive and exemplary care. The mission of NICHE is to provide principles and tools to stimulate a change in the culture of healthcare facilities and achieve patient-centered care for older adults. NICHE, based at NYU College of Nursing, comprises over 470 hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout North America, engages hospitals and their affiliates in achieving and sustaining the NICHE designation. NICHE designation demonstrates a hospital’s organizational commitment and continued progress in improving quality, enhancing the patient and family experience, and supporting the hospital’s efforts to serve their communities. For more information visit Follow us on Twitter @NICHEProgram