HealthStream Acquires Nashville-Based Healthcare Technology Company CloudCME


HealthStream, a leading provider of workforce and provider solutions for the healthcare industry announced the completion of its acquisition of the remaining equity interest of CloudCME, a Nashville-based healthcare technology company with a nationwide customer base. HealthStream originally invested in CloudCME in March 2019 when it purchased approximately 20 percent of the equity interest in the company. With its acquisition of the remaining equity interest in CloudCME, HealthStream gains a best-in-class SaaS-based application for managing all aspects of continuing education within a healthcare organization.

Across all healthcare organizations where patient care is delivered, many hours of CME/CE (“continuing medical education / continuing education”) for physicians and clinical staff are mandated—with the amount and frequency required dependent upon state requirements and particular area of practice. The CloudCME application supports CME, CNE, CPE, Joint Accreditation, and many other credit types, including those designated via providership statuses or obtained via approving bodies. With this acquisition, HealthStream adds an essential application to its ecosystem for all of the critical workforce needs of healthcare organizations associated with CME/CE management.

“As the founder of CloudCME, I am excited about this next level of growth for the company as part of HealthStream—with their ability to further support our customers with resources, great customer care, and innovation,” said Karl Wilkens, Chief Executive Officer, CloudCME. “Our commitment to excellent technology and customer service is strongly shared by HealthStream and I am, therefore, pleased that our customers will continue to receive the same outstanding service they’ve grown to expect from us over the years. I am also excited by the opportunity to join HealthStream in furtherance of our shared vision to ultimately improve the quality of healthcare.”

Its user friendliness, intuitive design, and powerful capabilities have made CloudCME a leading application among healthcare organizations for CME/CE management and delivery. Healthcare organizations using CloudCME are provided with a branded web portal for all their CME/CE operations, as well as a branded mobile app for all of their users. A faculty portal provides quick access to all facets of faculty management, along with a robust content management feature for syllabi, faculty-uploaded presentation slides, PDFs, or videos. Pre-test, post-tests, as well as numerous reporting capabilities are among its many features and capabilities. An attendee portal for live CME/CE events streamlines administration and use for both the healthcare organization and the individual healthcare professional participant.

“I want to warmly welcome all of CloudCME’s customers, users, and employees to HealthStream as we work together to continue supporting the delivery and management of quality CME and CE,” said Kevin O’Hara, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Platform Solutions, HealthStream. “The addition of CloudCME, coupled with our acquisition of Rievent Technologies at the end of 2021, establishes HealthStream as a market-leader for CME and CE management and delivery applications for healthcare organizations and their workforce.”

About HealthStream

HealthStream is dedicated to improving patient outcomes through the development of healthcare organizations’ greatest asset: their people. Our unified suite of solutions is contracted by healthcare organizations across the U.S. for workforce development, training & learning management, nurse & staff scheduling, clinical education, credentialing, privileging, provider enrollment, performance assessment, and managing simulation-based education programs. HealthStream’s corporate office is in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information, visit or call 800-521-0574.

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