SOURCE: SilkRoad technology, inc.

SilkRoad Technology, Inc.

December 10, 2012 09:00 ET

SilkRoad Technology Partners With Medcom Trainex to Ease Healthcare Compliance-Based Learning

Partnership Provides SilkRoad Customers With Courses That Address All Mandated, Regulatory Training That Healthcare Professionals and Facilities Must Complete and Track

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Dec 10, 2012) - SilkRoad Technology, a leading global provider of cloud-based social talent management software, announced today that it has partnered with Medcom Trainex, Inc. (Medcom), a producer and distributor of multi-media healthcare education solutions. The new partnership gives SilkRoad's GreenLight® LMS software customers access to over 1,000 Medcom courses that address healthcare training and meet nursing and physician continuing education requirements. 

The healthcare industry is growing at a rapid pace, adding an average of 26,000 jobs per month this year. Faced with increased demand for skilled workers, and tasked with their ongoing training, education has become a top priority for healthcare HR organizations. By integrating Medcom with SilkRoad GreenLight, customers benefit from access to a full healthcare education library that streamlines compliance-based learning, ensuring that training is received and tracked not only when it's needed, but when it's required. 

"As the talent management provider of choice for healthcare companies like McLeod Health, we understand the challenges of managing learning and training," said Flip Filipowski, CEO of SilkRoad. "This partnership gives our customers the ability to focus on strategies that result in a high performance workforce while meeting compliance requirements."

With Medcom's healthcare education library, SilkRoad customers can:

  • Stay ahead of the learning curve by centrally managing, tracking and quantifying all healthcare learning activities
  • Easily manage compliance and regulatory requirements with the ability to monitor and track completed coursework
  • Seamlessly facilitate continuing education and continuing medical education requirements
  • Boost productivity and increase time at bedside with healthcare training courses located all in one place 

"Medcom is known for the quality and depth of our healthcare education programs across the nursing, dental, and home and patient health sectors," said Bob Santanello, Director of Online Education for Medcom, Inc. "By partnering with SilkRoad, we're providing the training content healthcare companies need in order to remain competitive with a trained and educated workforce -- right at their fingertips."

About SilkRoad Technology
SilkRoad is a leading global provider of cloud-based social talent management software. Their passion for creating the finest employee experience drives everything they do. The award-winning SilkRoad Life Suite® is an integrated set of employer-branded TM/HCM solutions that power businesses with the latest Web 2.0 and social media innovations: OpenHire® for recruiting, RedCarpet® for onboarding and life events, WingSpan® for performance management, GreenLight® for learning management, Point™ and Eprise® for Social Collaboration and Content, and HeartBeat® for trusted HRMS. The Life Suite is ideally suited for businesses of every size because of its unique and open "start anywhere" architecture -- implement the complete suite or begin with one solution and add functionality as you need it. Either way, it's the fastest path to develop more productive and empowered employees who can rapidly boost business performance. Visit, follow them on Twitter @SilkRoadTweets or call 866-329-3363 (U.S. toll free) or +1-336-201-5100.

About Medcom Trainex, Inc.
Medcom/Trainex is a 40 year old, fully accredited CE/CME Provider. We are accredited to issue CME/CE for Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, etc. Medcom Trainex is an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Authorized Provider of Continuing Education for non-commercially supported programs and authorized through Florida and California for commercially supported programs -- with reciprocity in all states that require CE. We are also an Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Authorized Provider of Continuing Education for Physicians.

We have worked together with associations such as the American Lung Association, the Alzheimer's Association and American Cancer Society; teaching hospitals such as Stanford University, Mayo Clinic, Baylor University, John Hopkins, Mass General, Brigham and Women's, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Parkland Memorial Hospital and New England Baptist Hospital; and leading companies such as Pfizer, Schering, Eli Lilly, several divisions of J & J, Zoll, Spacelabs, BSN and Davol.

When producing a new program, we seek out the top names in that specific field, both individuals and institutions. Those experts and groups will create the content and we produce the multimedia based upon their content. The advantage to the learner would be that the programs would have immediate credibility and name recognition, affording you a wider audience.

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