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Relias to Take Over the OnCourse Learning Healthcare Business

With the acquisition of OnCourse Learning by Relias parent Bertelsmann, Relias will integrate the OnCourse Healthcare business and its over 4,000 clients and 4,000 online training courses to create one of the largest healthcare solutions companies in the world. 

CARY, NC, September 17, 2018 – Relias, a trusted partner focused on reducing variation in care for more than 10,000 clients around the world and across the continuum of healthcare, today announced its intent to integrate the healthcare division of Wisconsin-based OnCourse Learning. OnCourse operates two online education divisions, one for healthcare professionals and a second for financial services/real estate professionals. Relias will take over operation of the healthcare business, while international media, services and education company Bertelsmann will operate the financial services/real estate business as a separate company under the Bertelsmann Education Group. The acquisition of OnCourse Learning is subject to customary closing conditions and the receipt of required regulatory approvals, and is expected to close this Fall.

With the acquisition, Relias will add over 500 hospital clients, and bring the total number of hospitals using Relias solutions to over 2,000. OnCourse offers a comprehensive library of nursing education which will be added to the Relias course library. In addition, Relias will acquire OnCourse Learning’s wide-ranging Post-Acute course library, including an extensive offering in the fast-growing home care business. With the addition of the OnCourse courses, the Relias library will grow to more than 10,000 online courses, live training sessions and certifications, making it the broadest and deepest online course library in healthcare.

The addition of OnCourse Learning’s content enables Relias to offer deeper clinical content to educate clinicians across a broader number of clinical challenges – in acute, post-acute, and home care settings. These additional offerings will strengthen Relias’ ability to help organizations reduce variation in care and in turn lower healthcare costs and improve quality.

OnCourse also brings Relias the highly trafficked nurse.com and continuingeducation.com eCommerce websites. These will be added to Relias’ existing eCommerce offerings at reliasacademy.com.

“Acquiring OnCourse furthers the Relias strategy of providing solutions for every healthcare setting. With OnCourse we expand our presence in acute care, solidify our leadership in post-acute, and create a comprehensive offering for the fast-growing home care market,” explained Jim Triandiflou, CEO of Relias. “The addition of OnCourse’s impressive content allows Relias to offer its customers the most comprehensive catalog of education content in the industry. When combined with our data-driven performance improvement solutions, Relias offers a unique combination of tools to help healthcare organizations reduce variation in care and get better.”

About OnCourse Learning

OnCourse Learning’s Healthcare division delivers licensure, regulatory and compliance education solutions throughout the Acute and Post-Acute healthcare industries. Through trusted industry expertise, compliance management and technology solutions, OnCourse Learning focuses on advancing the e-learning environment for individuals and businesses to help to build new careers, empower employees through knowledge and identify efficiencies in training management. OnCourse Learning offers a full suite of educational products including state and federally approved pre-licensing and continuing education programs, accredited course content, exam prep tools, publications, e-books, events and a sophisticated and customizable learning management system and course-authoring tool.

About Relias

Relias provides lifelong workforce enablement solutions for 12,000 healthcare and human services organizations and 4.5 million caregivers to drive measurable outcomes. Customers use Relias solutions to attract and retain talent, elevate care quality and reduce risk with our technology, services, community, and expertise. The Relias family of brands — Nurse.com, Wound Care Education Institute, Relias Academy, FreeCME, and Relias Media — serves the entire healthcare community and shares a common goal of improving the lives of the most vulnerable members of society and those who care for them. 

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