HRchitect Tech Vendor News: 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

Woburn, MA –  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.


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