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October 08, 2012 at 11:13 AM EDT
HCPro Introduces HCPro Comply(TM) for Long-Term Care Nursing
Online Collection of Procedures, Clinical Guidelines and Reference Books Provides Nursing Home Executives With All Necessary Content for Training and Compliance

DANVERS, Mass., Oct. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HCPro, a leading provider of integrated information systems, analysis and workflow solutions to the U.S. healthcare industry, today announced the launch of HCPro Comply™ for Long-Term Care Nursing, a Web-based collection of resources to help nursing home staff members meet training requirements and ensure compliance with all regulations.

The new product is powered by HCPro's market-leading catalog of clinical information, specifically focused on long-term care nursing procedures, in-services, care guidelines and reference books available in eBook formats. The online collection of clinical resources is accessible to all designated members of the nursing team, at any time and from any location, through a simple Web interface.

"Long-term care is the most heavily regulated industry in the U.S., with more than 700 pages of federally mandated Medicare regulations to contend with and aggressive federal and state inspection programs," said Brian K. Bussey, CEO of HCPro. "HCPro Comply for Long-Term Care Nursing addresses this serious challenge by providing directors of nursing and frontline staff with expert-sourced, regulatory-compliant content in one convenient location. This helps them meet training requirements and develop skills, without interrupting their workflow on tedious research or leaving them with uncertain directions on clinical guidelines."

The product consists of four major types of training resources:

  • Procedures – more than 400 procedures, reviewed by experts and referenced for both clinical and regulatory accuracy
  • In-services – 65 PDF-based in-services viewable online, including ready-made lesson plans that can be instructor-led or used as self-study
  • Guidelines – evidence-based summaries of all 20 CMS-mandated Care Area Assessments
  • eBooks – a library of HCPro's industry-leading long-term care nursing reference books, delivered in convenient eBook format

The product has been endorsed by the National Association Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA/LTC), the premier professional nurses association dedicated exclusively to nurse executives and administrators within the long-term care continuum. 

"NADONA is committed to providing the best information resources for our members, and it's clear to us that HCPro Comply for Long-Term Care Nursing can be a significant help to nurses in our profession," said Sherrie Dornberger, executive director of NADONA.

As the second member of the HCPro Comply suite of regulatory compliance information tools (HCPro Comply for Revenue Cycle was introduced to the marketplace earlier this year), HCPro Comply for Long-Term Care Nursing features SmartSearch technology, ensuring that it delivers answers that are more relevant than those provided by conventional search engines or regulatory databases. It achieves this with the use of semantic search technology, which provides users with concepts related to their original query so they can drill down on specific terms and run even smarter searches to produce more precise search results. This technology enables hospital users to easily filter search results and discover important related regulatory content about which they might not have been previously aware, such as appropriate official federal, state and official source authority documents.

For more information about HCPro Comply for Long-Term Care Nursing, please go to www.hcprocomply.com.

About HCPro, Inc.

HCPro, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information systems, analysis, and work flow solutions to the U.S. healthcare industry. For more than 25 years, the company has afforded healthcare organizations the ability to improve compliance, financial, and quality outcomes through easy access to regulatory standards, trusted insight and interpretation, and practical assessment and benchmarking tools. In addition, HCPro offers best-in-class education and implementation assistance, assisting organizations to better serve their patients and communities. The company's leading brands include HCPro, HealthLeaders Media, and The Greeley Company. For more information, please go to www.hcpro.com.

CONTACT: George Scotti
         HCPro
         781.639.1872 x 3126 or gscotti@hcpro.com
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