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Contemporary Forums to Provide On-Demand Continuing Education to JPS Health Network Providers via Online CE Library

11/09/2010

DUBLIN, CA – Nov. 9, 2010 – Contemporary Forums, a leading provider of continuing education (CE) for healthcare professionals, today announced that JPS Health Network, a multi-specialty health system located in Fort Worth, TX, has purchased a one-year subscription to the Contemporary Forums' Online CE Library, an on-demand educational resource featuring multimedia presentations captured from Contemporary Forums' live national conferences. The program will make more than 1,800 accredited CE presentations available to approximately 200 healthcare providers in JPS Health Network's Department of Family Medicine to earn their CE contact hours online.

"Contemporary Forums has a wonderful and long-standing reputation with my team, many of whom have attended several of Contemporary Forums' live conferences over the years," said Bethany McClean, program director of school-based health. "We wish we could attend all of Contemporary Forums' live events, but between the cost of travel and our busy schedules, this isn't always possible. The Online CE Library was a natural choice for us as it provides us with an opportunity to receive the conference-quality education Contemporary Forums provides in an on-demand format."

JPS Health Network began rolling out the Online CE Library to its team in October 2010 and has already seen rapid staff adoption of the resource. "Our healthcare providers are excited to have expert advice right at their fingertips," McClean explains. Additionally, the staff has set up an internal Contemporary Forums discussion board for staff to share tips and recommendations for "must-see" presentations.

McClean notes additional benefits of the Online CE Library program including: On-demand education that allows staff to fill immediate and long-term education needs Accessibility to a broad range of topics A group administrator account, provided at no additional cost, which allows the designated administrator to monitor the group's activity in the library including which sessions were reviewed, what tests were taken and passed and how many CE hours each party has earned

"As healthcare providers, we have extremely busy practices, but at the same time must work to ensure that we're practicing evidence-based medicine," said McClean. "It's often difficult to manage these two aspects of practice. Contemporary Forums' Online CE Library has provided us with that link. It allows us to receive on-demand education and focus our time in a manner that fits each individual's workflow."

In addition to its Online CE Library, Contemporary Forums provides over 35 leading-edge, fully accredited, clinical CE Conferences each year. For a full list of upcoming conferences, visit www.contemporaryforums.com.

"Contemporary Forums' Online CE Library continues to gain steam and build upon the organization's well-deserved reputation for providing clinicians with valuable resources to aid in their professional development," said Jaclyn Jenkins, director of marketing at Contemporary Forums. "We look forward to working closely with JPS Health Network this year and providing them with the perfect blend of live and on-demand CE for their organizational and staff needs."

For more information regarding Contemporary Forums' group sales programs for its Online CE Library, please contact Susan McKenna at 925-828-7100 ext. 5145.

About Contemporary Forums

Contemporary Forums, a Reed Elsevier company, headquartered in Dublin, CA, provides leading-edge, fully 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 25 years, Contemporary Forums' events 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 www.contemporaryforums.com or www.onlinecelibrary.com.

About JPS Health Network

JPS Health Network is Tarrant County's tax-supported health care system, and has been serving the area for more than a century. Our mission is to improve the health status of the families and individuals in the communities we serve. JPS has more than 4,500 employees who work at more than 50 locations throughout Tarrant County which include John Peter Smith Hospital, community health centers, school-based health centers, a free standing cancer center and more. JPS was the first Level II Trauma Center in Fort Worth and has the largest hospital-based family medicine residency program in the nation. For more information visit www.jpshealthnet.org.

Company Contact: Media Contact:

Jaclyn Jenkins Contemporary Forums (925) 828-7100, ext. 5121 jjenkins@cforums.com

Laura Piacenza KNB Communications (203) 504-8230, ext. 117 lpiacenza@knbpr.com

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