Education companies acquired

Relias Learning has bought Swank HealthCare and AHC media, allowing it to enter the acute care online education market.

“One-third of healthcare workers work in acute care settings. These acquisitions provide Relias a strong foothold in acute care, and allow us to further broaden the award-winning educational content that we provide to our clients across the continuum of care,” said Jim Triandiflou, CEO, Relias Learning.

Swank HealthCare has focused on community hospital and U.S. government training, while AHC Media provides continuing medical education and publications for physicians and healthcare professionals.

Swank Healthcare is a division of Swank Motion Pictures Inc., and is headquartered in St. Louis. AHC Media has its headquarters in Atlanta.

“Partnering with Relias Learning is in the best long-term interests of our healthcare education customers, who will benefit from the very best in technology and content available in the industry,” said Tim Swank, Chairman of Swank Motion Pictures Inc. “At the same time, Swank Motion Pictures will continue to focus on the distribution of patient entertainment to the healthcare market.”

Relias Learning's latest products include Pro On The Go™, a series of short mobile-optimized snippets on clinical procedures and requirements, and BrainSparks™, follow-up reminder questions that are generated automatically after a completed training course.