HealthStream Signs New Four-Year Agreement with HCA
Nashville, Tenn. (October 2, 2006)—HealthStream, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSTM), a leading provider of learning solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that HCA Information Technology & Services, Inc., a subsidiary of HCA, Inc., has entered into a new four-year agreement with HealthStream for enterprise-wide learning services. The agreement becomes effective October 1, 2006, and includes an optional one-year renewal following the expiration of the initial four-year term.
HealthStream reiterates its 2006 financial expectations that include revenue growth of 13 to 15 percent over 2005 and net income that is comparable to 2005.
HealthStream (NASDAQ: HSTM) is a leading provider of learning solutions for the healthcare industry. Approximately 1,377,000 contracted healthcare professionals have selected the Internet-based HealthStream Learning Center™, HealthStream's learning platform. The Company's learning products and services are used by healthcare organizations to meet the full range of their training needs, including training and assessment. Once subscribed to the HealthStream Learning Center™, customers benefit from increased compliance, reduced risks, and improved learning effectiveness. In addition, HealthStream has pioneered a new collaboration with pharmaceutical and medical device companies to assist them in product launch and market education initiatives within the Company's nationwide network of hospital customers. (www.healthstream.com)
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