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BLR Acquires Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare from Lionheart Publishing

Brentwood, TN   June 8, 2015.   BLR®—Business & Legal Resources—announces the acquisition of the Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (PSQH) brand along with related assets from Lionheart Publishing, adding to BLR’s information resources in the healthcare space.

Launched in 2004, Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (PSQH) is written for and by those directly involved in improving patient safety and the quality of healthcare, including clinicians, patient safety officers, risk managers, business leaders, policy makers, educators, and commercial vendors. Key content areas include technology, public policy, and consumer issues. PSQH content is delivered to subscribers via a bi-monthly magazine (print and digital/mobile versions), a bi-weekly e-newsletter and a high traffic web site.

Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare is a perfect fit for our strategic expansion of information services in the health care compliance and management arena,” says Dan Oswald, Chief Executive Officer of BLR. “It’s a trusted solutions source for safety professionals concerned with everything from incident reporting to barcoding, infection reduction to medication safety, patient engagement to fall prevention. It joins our strong portfolio of healthcare information brands including HC Pro and HealthLeaders Media.”

Recognition of the important role of PSQH is reflected in the support from organizations such as the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety, the American Society for Quality, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, and the National Patient Safety Foundation.

“BLR has the marketing resources to expand the reach of PSQH,” says John Llewellyn of Lionheart. “It’s a great strategic fit and the natural next step for the publication.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. John McGovern, Senior Associate for W.B. Grimes & Company, led the transaction team on behalf of Lionheart Publishing. BLR was advised by Bruce Guzowski, President of Guzowski Advisory, LLC.

About BLR

Since 1975, BLR has been one of the nation’s leading information providers by offering authoritative content, training and practical, easy-to-use tools  in healthcare, HR & employment law, workplace safety, environmental compliance, compensation and benefits, and politics & legal markets. BLR’s HCPro division is a leading provider of integrated information, education and training solutions in the vital areas of healthcare compliance, regulation and management.  HCPro is a renowned expert in healthcare quality and patient safety field and has provided content, training and related services in these areas for over 25 years. HealthLeaders Media, a division of HCPro, offers a multi-platform services dedicated to meeting the business information needs of healthcare executives and professionals. HealthLeaders Media offerings include HealthLeaders Magazine.

About Lionheart Publishing

Lionheart Publishing, Inc., is a custom publisher with more than 25 years of creating professional, innovative and cost-effective communication solutions to support client business goals.

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