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Elsevier Collaborates With Prophecy Healthcare to Enhance Its Staff Development Offerings for Healthcare Organizations

ATLANTA, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Prophecy's pre-hire and competency assessments will complement Mosby's Nursing Suite and Elsevier Performance Manager


Elsevier, a pioneer in providing eLearning solutions to more than 1,300 healthcare organizations, today announced its collaboration with Prophecy Healthcare, a leader in online nurse assessment and competency evaluation.  Elsevier will distribute Prophecy's pre-hire and clinical competency assessments to complement its Mosby's Nursing Suite and Elsevier Performance Manager solutions to provide a 360-degree, online solution for assessment, staff development and competency tracking.

Prophecy Healthcare provides the premier nurse assessment suite that evaluates not only the knowledge of nurse applicants, but also their attitudes, personalities, interpersonal competence, and decision making processes.  Prophecy is the only testing program in the healthcare market that takes a holistic, or "whole person," approach to predicting job performance.  The combined results help promote patient safety and satisfaction, while reducing internal conflict and turnover.  Hospitals using Prophecy report that the quality of their hires improves and retention levels increase almost immediately. 

"We are looking forward to being able to offer the Prophecy products to our hospital clients," said John Schrefer, President, Elsevier/MC Strategies.  "With the addition of Prophecy, our Elsevier Performance Manager and Mosby's Nursing Suite products will provide our customers with a more complete solution and an increased level of confidence in the patient care provided by their staffs."  

Mosby's Nursing Suite includes Mosby's Nursing Skills, standardizing the way clinical and practical skills are taught, learned and administered; Mosby's Nursing Consult, delivering the fast, accurate clinical information your nurses need; Mosby's Index, enhancing patient outcomes through research-based care; and Mosby's eLearning, advancing healthcare with confidence through continuing education.  Elsevier Performance Manager is an online education and performance management solution that offers tools to better manage, develop and communicate with hospital staff.

Elsevier will distribute Prophecy's nationally validated pre-hire healthcare assessments and clinical competency assessments, helping facilities to predict job performance of candidates as well as to identify continued areas for growth of incumbent staff.

"With such a great reputation for eLearning and performance improvement tools, Elsevier was a natural choice for collaboration," said Ron Gonzalez, Founder and CEO of Prophecy Healthcare.  "Our shared vision in assisting hospitals and healthcare systems reduce recruitment and retention costs by investing in professional development and workplace satisfaction couldn't be stronger."

Elsevier and Prophecy Healthcare are attending the AONE 45th Annual Meeting and Exposition, March 21-24, 2012, at Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass.  

About Prophecy Healthcare

Originally founded in 2004 as, Prophecy Healthcare got its start as the first online Pre-Employment Testing Company exclusive to the Healthcare Industry. Initially focusing solely on clinical assessments measuring clinical competencies, efforts to exceed industry expectations led to isolating critical competencies missed in traditional testing initiatives, such as stress tolerance, critical thinking, and teamwork skills. The Prophecy approach offers the ability to find candidates with the clinical hard skills, personality attributes, and desired soft skills to match each organization. For more information about Prophecy, visit or call + 1 336 802 1070.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include SciVerse ScienceDirect, SciVerse Scopus, Reaxys, MD Consult and Mosby's Nursing Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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Vice President, Global Corporate Relations, Elsevier

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