ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Athena Forum LLC—a leading publisher of online continuing education for case managers, social workers and healthcare professionals—now incorporates the Code of Ethics of the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) into its 125 online continuing education courses.
CCMC's Code of Ethics, adopted in 1996, advances the overarching goal to enhance patient safety and quality care.
Incorporating the Code of Ethics into Athena Forum courses ensures case managers and social workers meet CCMC's rigorous standards of quality practice, ethical behavior and research-based knowledge, explains company CEO and publisher Tom Rasmussen.
"We're proud to meet the high standards set forth by this official credentialing body for professional case managers. Incorporating CCMC's Code of Ethics into all Athena Forum coursework helps us meet our goal of providing the most up-to-date and ethical course curricula to our online learners," he says.
CCMC CEO Patrice V. Sminkey, RN, says online learning, provided through Athena Forum, complements CCMC's efforts to make workforce development training and education readily accessible to case managers. CCMC—headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey—oversees professional case manager certification as the largest nationally accredited organization that advances professional case management through its coveted Certified Case Manager credential.
"We are thrilled to strengthen our relationship with Athena Forum, one of CCMC's featured providers for pre-approved continuing education. Athena Forum's curricula is a robust educational online platform, allowing case managers easy access to professional development resources," she says.
About Athena Forum LLC
Athena Forum, based in Rockville, Maryland, publishes online continuing education for case managers, social workers and other healthcare professionals. Dedicated to improving workforce development through its 8,000-page online CE course curricula, the company develops courses that clinical directors use nationwide to steer teams toward organizational priorities. Athena Forum's more than 800 clients include Allina Healthcare ACO; Anthem Inc., USA; Baptist Healthcare, Tennessee; Dartmouth-Hitchcock Healthcare; HCA Hospitals, Intermountain Healthcare; SutterHealth; Swedish Health System; UC San Diego Health System; and the University of Florida Medical Centers. More than 20,000 health professionals rank Athena Forum's curriculum near 100 percent.
About the Commission for Case Manager Certification
The Commission for Case Manager Certification is the first and largest nationally accredited organization with more than 37,000 active board-certified case managers working today. The nonprofit organization offers the Certified Case Manager credential, the oldest, most recognized case management credential. CCMC is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, Washington, DC. For more information, visit www.ccmcertification.org or connect with CCMC on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @CCMCert.
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