HealthcareSource Helps HR Control On-Time Completion of Appraisals with New Performance Manager® Release

WOBURN, Mass. — October 25, 2010 — HealthcareSource®, the leading provider of talent management software solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced a new release of Performance Manager, a leading solution for healthcare employee performance management automation. This latest release features a new appraisal and competency checklist dashboard. Designed after months of consultation and testing with healthcare human resource (HR) and talent management professionals, the Performance Manager dashboard provides a comprehensive and easy-to-use view into employee performance appraisal and competency checklist completion and on-time status.

“The Joint Commission’s accreditation standards require that hospitals meet their internally set deadlines for employee performance appraisals,” said Michael DiPietro, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at HealthcareSource. “But with thousands of employees and hundreds of managers, most hospitals struggle to meet their goals.”

As soon as a user opens the new Performance Manager dashboard, they are instantly presented with a summary chart highlighting the managers with the greatest number of past-due appraisals or competency checklists. Without a click, they know where to focus their attention. The new dashboard also gives hospitals the flexibility to drill down from facility to employee level and to filter the data further by schedule, task status and due date. Users can proactively monitor the status of appraisals and competency checklists with ease from this one unified tool.

“In today’s market, healthcare HR professionals are under tremendous pressure,” added DiPietro. “They need to move fast. This new dashboard allows them to filter quickly, manipulate the views and look at the problem from different angles, easily finding the bottleneck and addressing it. As one of our clients joked, `managers with overdue appraisals can run, but they can no longer hide.'”

What HealthcareSource Clients are Saying

HealthcareSource worked with a group of clients on the design and testing of the new reports with overwhelmingly positive feedback.

Kathie Pasquarella, Director Education and Training at Trinity Health System, said the dashboard provides “quicker turnaround for reports tied to staff and managerial standards of performance, increased productivity tied to staff and managerial pay for performance, and objective measurement tied to organizational goal setting, continuous performance appraisal and competency assessment policy review.”

Amy Coleman, HR Analyst at Evangelical Community Hospital commented, “The dashboard is clean and makes it easy to see what is going on at any given point in time without having to run a series of reports to get the same data. I think some vice presidents would use it often and it will help them identify their managers’ progress which will save them time rather than spending time searching for the same data.”

Melissa Andreatta, Human Resources Generalist at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers said, “It is user-friendly and so easy to read. It will be great to have. During our annual appraisal cycle our vice presidents will want to see how everyone is doing as we near our due date.”

The new Performance Manager version 3.4 also includes an appraisal language checker, which helps managers identify potentially inappropriate or legally sensitive words or phrases found in appraisal comments. Performance Manager version 3.4 is available immediately. The Competency Checklist dashboard is scheduled to be released in November 2010.

About HealthcareSource Performance Manager

HealthcareSource Performance Manager helps healthcare organizations manage employee performance by automating the workflow and content for performance appraisals, competency management, and learning management. It starts with clear job descriptions, a competency library, and organizational goals. From these foundational elements, Performance Manager drives paperless employee performance appraisals, ongoing communication between employee and manager, tracking of appraisal workflow, competency tracking, in-service, and other learning opportunity tracking. It was developed specifically for healthcare, is easy to use, and quick to implement — all at a fair cost with excellent return on investment.

About HealthcareSource

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 applicant tracking, onboarding, performance management, physician recruiting, video interviewing 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 or call (800) 869-5200.

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