Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com), the leading global publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, announced today the acquisition of NurseSquared (http://www.nursesquared.com) , the leading electronic health record (EHR) training product in the market that teaches students how to properly document using a simulated EHR. The NurseSquared training tool allows Elsevier to offer a more complete curriculum solution, including an EHR training tool, to academic customers.
"Simulation is becoming an important part of the overall health science curriculum and EHRs are being used increasingly in practice. In fact, hospitals are requesting that students become better trained on electronic documentation," said Sally Schrefer, Managing Director, Nursing and Health Professions for Elsevier. "A simulated EHR is an essential component of the comprehensive simulation experience."
NurseSquared provides a simulated EHR and charting system with embedded documentation scenarios that can be used in the classroom, SIM (simulation) Lab, or real-world clinicals. Although closely resembling a real live EHR with features similar to hospital software, NurseSquared is not an EHR, but rather is a product focused on teaching students appropriate documentation within an electronic health records system.
Fascinating acquisition. Elsevier moving ahead to training next gen workforce to use EHRs?
Seems parallel to strategy behind Navigenics + BIDMC partnership....