Elsevier Strikes Exclusive eLearning Partnership with The Quality Group

By Elsevier, PRNE
Sunday, June 19, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, June 20, 2011 -


Hospitals, health systems to benefit
from The Quality Group
s Six Sigma and other
performance management solutions

Elsevier, a world-leading
provider of scientific, technical and medical information products
and services, has struck an exclusive partnership with href="www.thequalitygroup.net">The Quality Group (TQG),
a leader in blended online learning solutions for process

Elsevier will market and distribute TQG’s customized process
improvement (Lean Six Sigma) training solution for health care
professionals, The Health Care Series. The newly developed blended
e-Learning series features condensed class times and highly
customized online training modules designed to meet the needs of
the health care workforce.

“The Quality Group’s customized, best-of-class blended eLearning
solutions have been utilized by leading global corporations and
academic institutions since 1992,” said Rob Stewart, president and
CEO of TQG. “Our partnership with Elsevier will help bring our
longtime experience with lean, Six Sigma process improvement to
hospitals and healthcare institutions that are striving to improve
patient care and their processes.”

Elsevier’s exclusive partnership with TQG was unveiled at the
10th Annual Lean, Six Sigma and Business Improvement in
Healthcare Summit in New Orleans earlier in May.

“Our exclusive partnership with TQG represents another expansion
of Elsevier’s leadership in eLearning and performance management
for healthcare,” said John Schrefer, president of href="www.mcstrategies.com">Elsevier / MC Strategies, a
business unit of href="www.clinicaldecisionsupport.com">Elsevier Clinical
Decision Support. “Healthcare institutions are under a great
deal of pressure to boost quality and improve patient care, and
TQG’s blend of learning content fits well with our strategy to
continue strengthening and deepening our eLearning solutions for
these institutions.”

To customize the training for the health care worker, TQG
assembled a diverse team of industry experts, including Jennifer
, TQG Lean Six Sigma Expert and the former deployment leader
for American Red Cross Biomedical Services and Kathy Price, current
Director of Clinical Effectiveness at Sisters of Charity of
Leavenworth Health System.

For more information about the new Elsevier-TQG partnership,
contact us at (866) 416-6697 or visit href="www.mcstrategies.com/thequalitygroup">www.mcstrategies.com/thequalitygroup.

About Elsevier Clinical Decision

Elsevier Clinical Decision Support ( href="www.clinicaldecisionsupport.com">www.clinicaldecisionsupport.com),
a division of Elsevier, the global leader in medical and health
information, provides world class information and point-of-care
technology solutions that optimize decisions and actions to improve
the overall quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of care. The
business delivers on this promise through actionable clinical
content, care planning and documentation, drug reference and
decision support, learning and performance management, and data
mining and outcomes analytics solutions for provider, pharmacy and
payer organizations.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and
medical information products and services. The company works in
partnership with the global science and health communities to
publish more than 2,000 journals, including href="www.thelancet.com">The Lancet and href="www.cell.com">Cell, and close to 20,000
book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and
Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include href="www.sciencedirect.com/">SciVerse ScienceDirect, href="www.scopus.nl/">SciVerse Scopus, href="www.reaxys.com">Reaxys, href="www.mdconsult.com">MD Consult and href="www.nursingconsult.com">Nursing Consult, which
enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and
the SciVal suite and href="www.medai.com">MEDai’s Pinpoint Review, which help
research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, href="www.elsevier.com">Elsevier employs 7,000 people
worldwide. The company is part of href="www.reedelsevier.com">Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a
world-leading publisher and information provider, which is jointly
owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols
are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and
ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

About The Quality Group ( href="www.thequalitygroup.net">www.thequalitygroup.net

For over a decade, and for hundreds of thousands of learners in
corporations and higher education, with over 1,000,000 modules
completed, The Quality Group (TQG) has been producing innovative
“Performance and Process Improvement” eLearning solutions and
blended learning that improve lives, organizations, and
communities. All TQG eLearning is powered by the
OpusWorks®, a proprietary Web 2.0 e-Learning platform
that streamlines eLearning creation, customization, development,
and delivery. Information is available at 1-800-772-3071 and href="mailto:info@thequalitygroup.net">info@thequalitygroup.net.

Media contact
Tom Reller
Vice President of Global Corporate Relations, Elsevier


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