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Contemporary Forums Signs Strategic Partnership with HealthStream – Will Provide Accredited, Continuing Education Focused on Neonatal, Pediatric and Women’s Health


DUBLIN, CA – Mar. 29, 2011 – Contemporary Forums, a leading provider of continuing education (CE) for advanced healthcare professionals, today announced a three-year strategic partnership with HealthStream Inc. (NASDAQ: HSTM), a leading provider of learning and research solutions for the healthcare industry. The partnership offers Contemporary Forums’ accredited CE courses to HealthStream’s more than 2.4 million hospital-based healthcare professionals in approximately 1700 healthcare facilities.

Fifteen of Contemporary Forums’ Online CE Library courses will make up three curricula—neonatal care, pediatric care and women’s health—that will be offered through HealthStream’s learning management system, the HealthStream Learning Center™ (HLC), an Internet-based system designed to manage, deliver, track and report learning initiatives. All courses within each curriculum are accredited and can be purchased at an individual rate or a group rate via HealthStream’s learning management system. Contemporary Forums will be adding additional courses and customized curricula during the three-year deal.

“At Contemporary Forums we aim to provide the highest quality continuing education possible for healthcare professionals looking to advance their careers and become experts within their field,” said Jaclyn Jenkins, director of marketing at Contemporary Forums. “This partnership between Contemporary Forums and HealthStream provides an opportunity for HealthStream’s large customer base of healthcare professionals to experience the unique, quality programming that Contemporary Forums has been offering dedicated healthcare professionals for more than 25 years.”

As the most adopted learning platform among the nation’s hospitals, the HealthStream Learning Center has paved the way to educate healthcare professionals in a timely, consistent and reliable manner. It provides students and administrators 24/7 access to a wide range of regulatory, clinical, and business courseware and its user-friendly design has driven its adoption to healthcare facilities throughout all 50 states in the United States.

Contemporary Forums produces specialized content for advanced-practice nurses available at live conferences or via its Online CE Library, an on-demand resource for accredited continuing education content for healthcare professionals. The library currently features over 1,600 presentations, pulled directly from over 55 Contemporary Forums’ national conferences. Top faculty creates and delivers the highest quality continuing education, making Contemporary Forums a trusted brand for 30 years.  Advanced healthcare professionals choose Contemporary Forums because it supports their skill development, competency and pursuit of knowledge.

For more information regarding Contemporary Forums’ Online CE Library please contact Susan McKenna at (925) 361-4811.

About Contemporary Forums

Contemporary Forums, a Reed Elsevier company, headquartered in Dublin, CA, provides leading-edge, accredited, clinical continuing education (CE) conferences for physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals. In addition, Contemporary Forums’ Online CE Library offers thousands of presentations captured directly from Contemporary Forums’ national conferences available on-demand.  Over the past 30 years, Contemporary Forums’ conferences and online library have provided unparalleled professional enrichment and skill development to hundreds of thousands of nurses, physicians and other healthcare providers. Contemporary Forums is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). For more information, please visit or

About HealthStream Inc.

HealthStream (NASDAQ: HSTM) is a leading provider of learning and research solutions for the healthcare industry, transforming insight into action to deliver outcomes-based results for healthcare organizations. Through HealthStream's learning solutions — which have been contracted by approximately 2.4 million hospital-based healthcare professionals — healthcare organizations create safer environments for patients, increase clinical competencies of their workforces, and facilitate the rapid transfer of the latest knowledge and technologies. Through our research products, executives from healthcare organizations gain valuable insight about patients' experiences, workforce challenges, physician relations, and community perceptions of their services. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, HealthStream has an additional office in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information about HealthStream's learning and research solutions, visit www.healthstream.comor call us at 800-933-9293.

Company Contact: Jaclyn Jenkins Contemporary Forums (925) 828-7100, ext. 5121 Media Contact: Laura Piacenza KNB Communications (203) 504-8230, ext. 117

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