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Relias Press Release

Relias Announces Partnership with Aging with Dignity

Alliance incorporates online learning modules with proprietary framework to provide healthcare professionals sophisticated advance care planning tools

CARY, NC, February 1, 2018 – Relias, a trusted partner for reducing variation in healthcare, announced today a new strategic partnership with Aging with Dignity, a private, non-profit organization focused on preserving the dignity and humanity of people living with illness. With this partnership, healthcare professionals with access to the Relias Learning Management System will have new content based on Aging with Dignity’s Five Wishes program, the most widely-used approach to advance care planning.

The Relias/Five Wishes modules are based on a proven framework and 20 years of experience learning how people express their end of life care choices. These innovative courses can help ensure that all healthcare staff in all care settings know how to engage in advance care planning conversations, which are associated with increased patient satisfaction, and consistently improved clinical outcomes.

“As the leader in post-acute care learning, we constantly strive to partner with best-in-class solution providers to offer our clients resources that will result in better care,” explained Mark Belles, COO of Relias. “In addition to being a great resource, Five Wishes, and by extension, Aging with Dignity, align with the Relias mission, making this a truly complementary partnership.”

Serving more than 30 million people over 20 years and in partnership with thousands of healthcare professionals, Aging with Dignity’s Five Wishes is a unique, human-centered approach to advance care planning. As more healthcare professionals are initiating advance care planning conversations with individuals and families, tools and resources to make these conversations more compassionate and effective are vital for the implementation of quality care.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Relias, an organization with a mission similar to ours, to make it easier for healthcare providers to have important advance care planning conversations with the people they serve,” said Paul Malley, President of Aging with Dignity. “Understanding what is most important to people and how to honor their human dignity is the foundation of quality care. We believe these training modules will benefit clinicians by helping them to provide the best possible care to each person.”

About Aging with Dignity
Aging with Dignity is a private, nonprofit organization with a mission to safeguard the human dignity of people as they age or face serious illness. Through decades of listening to what matters most to people, Aging with Dignity created the comprehensive Five Wishes advance care planning program, which has served more than 30 million families in partnership with thousands of healthcare professionals. www.fivewishes.org

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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