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University HealthSystem Consortium Selects Mzinga for On-Demand Learning Services
Date:5/20/2009

OAK BROOK, Ill., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) today announced that it has negotiated a 3-year agreement with Mzinga, Inc. for on-demand learning solutions. The agreement, which has 2 optional 1-year renewal periods and became effective on March 1, 2009, positions Mzinga as the provider of learning technologies and services to UHC member hospitals throughout the United States, building on Mzinga's existing deployments in several UHC member hospitals as well as hospitals across the country.

Mzinga is the leading provider of social software solutions that drive business growth, innovation, and learning. The Mzinga Social Learning Suite ushers in a new era of collaborative blended learning by combining a broad range of formal and social learning technologies that enable organizations to develop talent, connect and share knowledge with and among their learner population, easily develop and deliver learning courses and events, share resources and expertise, and manage essential compliance and certification requirements.

"We're honored to have the opportunity to help UHC member hospitals manage learning, compliance, and knowledge-sharing programs in an effective, easy-to-use way," said Barry Libert, chairman and CEO of Mzinga. "Through this agreement, they will have the option to acquire and roll out our solutions with greater efficiency, giving them more immediate access to a central system for meeting their critical training, certification, and compliance needs."

Mzinga's service offerings include:

  • Mzinga Learning with Embedded Social Media and Networking: A flexible, enterprise-class, Web-based learning management system for facilitating, managing, and measuring organization-wide formal and social learning, compliance, certification, and talent development.
  • Mzinga Performance: Enables organizations to establish clear learning and development goals for employee job success using simplified methods for mentoring, identifying, and remediating skill gaps, and to measure employee achievements and overall career development.
  • Mzinga Reporting: Real-time reporting for measuring and analyzing the progress of learners, learner groups, and system use in accordance with business-critical initiatives, such as compliance and certification programs.
  • SaaS Enterprise Platform and Hosting: Fully hosted, secure on-demand learning platform to make learning and talent development accessible to a limitless number of users using a simple Web browser.
  • Mzinga Authoring Suite: Comprised of best-in-class content authoring and software simulation tools, the Mzinga Authoring Suite enables developers to easily create, share, and reuse engaging learning courses with gaming, assessments, simulations, multimedia, and embedded social interactivity for learners.
  • Mzinga Link: An interactive Web conferencing and virtual classroom solution that enables dispersed groups of people to collaborate and learn in an online live environment at any time, from anywhere.
  • Mzinga Catalog: A collection of blended e-learning courses for business, personal, and technical skills training that can be customized to include organizations' individual course preferences.

According to Cindy White, vice president, operations & supply optimization services, "Mzinga offers complete, integrated solutions with best-in-class tools and technologies as well as exceptional service. Its proven success and partnership approach makes them an ideal supplier for UHC members."

About UHC

The University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), formed in 1984, is an alliance of 103 academic medical centers and 210 of their affiliated hospitals, representing approximately 90% of the nation's nonprofit academic medical centers. UHC offers its members specific programs and services to improve clinical, operational, financial, and patient safety performance. The mission of UHC is to advance knowledge, foster collaboration, and promote change to help members succeed in their respective markets. For more information, visit www.uhc.edu.

About Mzinga

Mzinga is the leading provider of social software solutions and services for marketing, customer support, and learning. Through a combination of enterprise-class technology, strategy, and online moderation services, Mzinga social solutions enable businesses to increase revenue and lower costs by improving brand visibility, workplace satisfaction, and customer loyalty. Headquartered in Burlington, Mass, Mzinga services more than 1 billion monthly page requests from 40 million unique visitors in 160 countries worldwide. To learn more about Mzinga, visit www.mzinga.com or e-mail LearnMore@mzinga.com.


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