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HCCS Partners With UHC to Deliver Cultural Competency Courses
Date:3/26/2008

New Courses Improve Patient Care and Address State Regulations

JERICHO, N.Y., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- HCCS (Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc.), the leading provider of online healthcare compliance and competency training, today announced a partnership with University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) to deliver a suite of courses in cultural competency. The suite consists of 11 courses with multimedia content and healthcare specific case studies that are appropriate for clinical and non- clinical staff. The courses were created with the assistance of leading experts in the cultural competency field.

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"As experts in healthcare learning, HCCS is excited to partner with such a well respected organization as UHC," says Ben Diamond, President of HCCS. "The addition of these cultural competency courses to our growing list of course offerings is directly in line with our mission to assist our clients to improve the quality of care through effective learning tools."

The first course "Diversity and Cultural Competency: Introduction" is an introductory course covering the importance of diversity sensitivity and cultural competency in the healthcare workplace and strategies for improving interactions with coworkers and patients. It also covers the business rational for addressing these concerns. The Cultural Competence in Health Care suite also provides e-learning courses covering nine cultures: African American, Anglo American, Asian, South Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Native American, Russian and Southeast Asian. Finally, the suite offers "Working with Interpreters (for LEP Patients)", a course to educate providers on how to effectively work with interpreters for patients with limited English proficiency (LEP).

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