CHICAGO, Ill and WOBURN, Mass. – November 2, 2009 – HealthcareSource, the leading provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry, officially announced today at ASHHRA 2009 the availability of the latest version of its Performance Manager software. The enhancements are designed to help its hospital clients manage employee competencies easier than ever before.
Hospitals today are faced with increased pressure from many outside sources to improve patient care and decrease preventable medical errors. Employee performance and competencies has been linked to medical errors and patient satisfaction, evoking the need for an efficient system to help manage a hospital workforce. To address these concerns and to help hospitals improve both the quality and safety of patient care through a competent and motivated workforce, HealthcareSource released Performance Manager 3.0 This leading performance management software, which supports The Joint Commission best practices, includes performance appraisals, competency management, learning management, and talent performance measurement.
“We are in the trenches with our clients, so we know the stresses and challenges that they encounter every day,” said Peter Segall, CEO of HealthcareSource. “Hospital patients expect the best care and in turn, hospitals are more focused on patient satisfaction and quality. Managing competencies and skills checklists is different in healthcare than in other industries, and with more than 200 healthcare facilities using Performance Manager, we are now able to make improvements, based on real world experience and client feedback, that make this product so perfect for healthcare providers.”
Performance Manager’s latest product version is currently used by more than 200 hospitals and healthcare facilities nationwide. In addition to the competency management improvements, version 3.0 features improvements to reporting, scheduling, and configuration.
Performance Manager 3.0 now supports:
– Unique assessment forms for every hospital job
– Competency assessments that are separate from annual performance appraisals
– Age/population specific competencies
– Initial and ongoing competency validation and assessment
– Manager and preceptor collaboration
– Automated, event-based scheduling (which can be used to trigger hire date, anniversary date, specific calendar dates, and more).
– Online content and testing, in-service scheduling and rosters, and external training tracking through its integrated training module
“HealthcareSource has greatly helped us improve employee engagement, streamline processes, reduce time for paperwork, and reach organizational goals. With their newest Performance Manager release, the additional customization options and more intuitive environment make it by far the strongest product version we have seen to date in terms of usability for the end user,” said Bonnie Gray, compensation manager at MaineGeneral Health. “We’re very excited about the robust enhancements to competency, feedback routing, reporting, and appraisals, as these will ensure that we hire, train, and retain a productive staff that is committed to patient care. In addition, the new feature upgrades help us comply with The Joint Commission, making all of our documents readily available with the confidence they will be there when we need them.”
HealthcareSource live at ASHHRA 2009 ? Booth #611
Product and healthcare industry experts from HealthcareSource will be on hand at Booth #611 at ASHHRA 2009 to discuss and demonstrate Performance Manager 3.0 as well as Position Manager, the Company’s leading applicant tracking solution for healthcare. ASHHRA’s 45th Annual Conference & Exposition is held in Chicago, Illinois on November 1-3.
With more than 1,000 hospital clients, HealthcareSource is the leader in talent management for the healthcare industry. Through its software-as-a-service solutions, HealthcareSource helps hospitals acquire, develop, and retain the best workforce possible in order to maximize the quality and efficiency of patient care. The company’s talent management solutions include performance management, onboarding, applicant tracking, and a leading healthcare job board. A private corporation, HealthcareSource focuses exclusively on the healthcare industry and consistently earns high marks for client satisfaction and retention. To learn more, please visit www.healthcaresource.com or call (800) 869-5200.
Mullins Communications for HealthcareSource
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