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Relias Learning Selected by Palliative Drug Care for Hospice Education

Oklahoma-based hospice pharmacy provider chooses Relias’ industry-leading hospice library to enhance internal and customer staff training and compliance.

CARY, NC, July 8, 2015 – Palliative Drug Care (PDC), the hospice industry’s leader in innovative pharmacy services, is partnering with Relias Learning, the leader in online training and compliance solutions for the healthcare market, to deliver hospice training to further staff education and compliance among the company’s staff – and to share the benefit of Relias’ robust palliative care training with their network of customers.

Palliative Drug Care standardizes patient care and prescription cost management solutions through the use of tools specifically designed for hospice organizations. PDC will now add online education to the value-added services they offer to their clients.

“Relias offers, by far, the strongest online hospice education available today,” said Paul Hagen, President of PDC. “The ability to extend this quality education to our customers strengthens our offering while providing the potential to strengthen the clinical knowledge and adherence to state and federal compliance guidelines for the customers of PDC.”

The Relias Hospice Library features more than 175 courses for online staff education and compliance, including the popular End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) training.

“We are excited to partner with Palliative Drug Care to bring this education to their network of hospices,” says Jim Triandiflou, CEO of Relias Learning. “Hospice and palliative care is an increasingly important component of the post-acute care continuum and vital to quality of care at the end of life. We are pleased to offer such a robust library to serve caregivers in this market.”

About Palliative Drug Care

Palliative Drug Care (PDC) is an independently owned pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) built purposefully for hospice. PDC makes available a nationwide network of 65,000 pharmacies, offering flexibility to each hospice to serve their patients with the best level of patient care. PDC provides and trains each hospice with the tools needed to effectively manage their prescription program for their patients. PDC combines advanced processing technology with clinical expertise to provide online, real-time prescription claims adjudication that ensures appropriate drug use, reduction of drug errors, reduction of medication waste, and control of prescription costs. PDC’s program is unique because it was developed in coordination with hospice, for hospice.

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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