HCPro Announces HCProfessor: Online Learning Courses, Quizzes, and CE Credits for Health Care Management Professionals and Trainers

June 12, 2001

Opus Communications, Inc. (Opus), a division of HCPro Corp. (HCPro), announced its new online learning division, HCProfessor (www.hcprofessor.com). Current HCProfessor online CE-credit training courses include offerings on Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations’ (JCAHO) pain management standards and training on medical staff standards. Users will also find CE quizzes for coding compliance and restraints.

“This is just the beginning of what we see as an expansion of our mission to provide health care professionals the very best informational tools to help them excel in their jobs. We expect online learning to become an integral part of our business and plan on adding new courses constantly, said Suzanne Perney, Vice President for Content at HC Pro.

Among the continuing education credits approved for HCProfessor continuing education (CE) courses are AHIMA and NAHQ/HQCB CE credits towards RHIA/RHIT and CPHQ recertification. Users can “test until success” by taking exams as often as they like until they pass the test, and obtain CE certificates online.

New courses include HIPAA training for medical staffs, nurses, and other healthcare staff, as well as Health Information and Medical Records Managers and department heads. Upcoming courses in the series will include HIPAA for laboratory personnel, HIPAA for physician practices, and an Introduction to the Information Security OfficerRole. More healthcare training series packages will be announced during the summer of 2001.

Opus Communications plans to add courses in credentialing, and JCAHO survey preparation throughout the rest of 2001.

HCProfessor also offers custom online course development for your entire organization on HIPAA, JCAHO accreditation, medical records/HIM, corporate compliance, coding compliance, credentialing/privileging/medical staff, long-term care, facility and patient safety, physician practice management, health care administration, and more. Please e-mail David Miller, vice-president of sales at dmiller@hcpro.com for more information about content or money-saving bulk rates.