HealthcareSource releases Performance Manager Version 3.9, adds significant enhancements for healthcare employee performance management and learning

Continuous product improvement results in healthcare market leadership.

WOBURN, MA – JANUARY 9, 2012 – HealthcareSource®, the leading provider of talent management software for the healthcare industry, announced today that version 3.9 of Performance Manager ®, a leading solution for healthcare employee performance management, is now live. This newest software release features the ability to load SCORM compliant learning content and a host of client-driven features. Performance Manager clients benefited from significant product enhancements in 2011 that simplify the workflow and analysis of performance appraisals, goals, feedback, competencies, and learning.

“In the 2011 ASHHRA/HealthcareSource Healthcare HR Initiatives survey, 36% of respondents said they planned to adopt Performance Management technology to achieve their HR initiatives,” said Michael DiPietro, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at HealthcareSource. “We’ve responded to this strong market demand with a continuous flow of new features. As a result, HealthcareSource is now established as a market leader in healthcare employee performance management with tremendous momentum on new sales.”

HealthcareSource was recently named a category leader for talent management in healthcare by KLAS, a healthcare technology research firm that specializes in monitoring and reporting the performance of software, services, and medical equipment, and infrastructure vendors. This recognition signifies “leadership in working with customers to resolve issues and match expectations to reality”. HealthcareSource was also rated in a KLAS report on Human Capital Management. Among the user comments in the Human Capital Management report was  “HealthcareSource has been great at making enhancements. I have given them feedback time after time, and they have made the needed improvements in Performance Manager. I am always seeing updates and new versions with enhancements in them. It is wonderful to know that they take our feedback and apply it to the software.” *

Version 3.9 of Performance Manager, now live for all clients, features support for learning content in SCORM format, an industry standard for Web-based eLearning content. In addition, a host of client-driven usability enhancements were released — new quick views for dashboard reports, goals added to the employee file drawer, more flexibility in credit hours, and additional reporting functionality. “Supporting SCORM is a big milestone for us and demonstrates our focus on providing market-leading learning management capabilities that are fully integrated with performance management. We are delivering new features and enhancements at a very fast pace and our plans for 2012 are even more aggressive,” said DiPietro.

Previous releases of Performance Manager in 2011 included:

* Enhanced Job Description Management, with enhancements for creating, editing, approving and printing job descriptions.

* A new “message center” allowing managers and users to identify the tasks they need to act on faster and more easily by proactively sending reminders based on user preferences, which helps improve compliance with policies and regulations.

* New features for goal setting and goal management.

* Usability enhancements to appraisal and reporting features.

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 over 1,500 healthcare facilities as clients, HealthcareSource is the leading provider of talent management software for the healthcare industry. Through its software-as-a-service solutions, HealthcareSource helps healthcare organizations source, hire, assess and develop the best workforce possible in order to reduce costs and to improve patient satisfaction and safety. The company’s talent management solutions include applicant tracking, onboarding, performance management, behavioral assessments, 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. For more information, visit

*”2011 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services” December 2011 and “Healthcare Talent Management: Finding the Vendor Mix” December 2011,  © KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.