Atkins, VA — July 19, 2011 TEDS, Inc, a pioneer in human capital development, announced this week a host of new and robust capabilities for hospitals and health care organizations seeking to streamline their workforce, ensure regulatory compliance and maximize efficiencies. TEDS’ new capabilities will usher in a new era for proactive Joint Commission (JCAHO) compliance.

TEDS is introducing new highly configurable employee performance plan capabilities, user configurability, certification enhancements, and improvements in competency management — a TEDS’ functionality that industry analysts, Bersin & Associates, had already called “unparalleled in the industry.”

“In 1991 TEDS created a vision for full integration of its HR modules. Our vision led the way for the creation of the concept of Talent Management,” said Joe Ellis, TEDS’ President and CEO. “We have applied our concepts to several manufacturing companies such as Philips Healthcare, Chrysler and Dominion Resources, and are taking our learnings from `lean manufacturing’ and `change management’ to help hospitals optimize the effectiveness of their human capital in achieving their business goals.”

Over the past two years TEDS has partnered with Mountain States Health Alliance and has dedicated an enormous amount of research and development to understanding healthcare specific pain points. “We have learned that the current Joint Commission auditing is based on a 25 year old paradigm that does not allow people to have just-in-time certification; changes are occurring on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis instead of annually,” said Ellis. “TEDS’ full integration is what allowed us to set the framework to change this paradigm at Mountain States. Now we are collaborating with Premier, Inc., a leading healthcare purchasing network, to create a healthcare consortium that will provide synergy for effectively developing new best practices that meet current healthcare needs. We plan to invite The Joint Commission to participate.”

At Mountain States TEDS has tied procedure to competencies, competencies to roles, and roles to people. If a procedure changes, the system will immediately notify everyone who needs to know. TEDS produces a real-time report card showing every employee’s compliance status against Joint Commission requirements. Compliance is thereby proactive and organizational compliance is easily auditable. “TEDS would like to standardize this to help ensure healthcare provides the most competent services to patients without any delays. We also believe this will be helpful with new legislation on reimbursement for billing,” said Steve Harris, TEDS VP of Consulting Services.

“All of the new capabilities in TEDS are aimed directly at organization improvement,” said Lynda Helton, TEDS’ Chief Development Officer. “TEDS’ mission is to provide forward-looking hospitals and healthcare groups the tools they need to maximize workforce performance in a way that leads directly to higher productivity with resulting cost savings and maximized profits.”

Powerful new dashboards leverage real-time data that allows end users, managers, and executives to easily and efficiently manage performance, training, and compliance to remain evergreen and always within JCAHO compliance. This capability ensures appropriate actions are taken to align the workforce. Throughput is accelerated, mistakes are virtually eliminated and cost savings are immediately realized because fewer people are required to manage the process.

“An added benefit is new ease of configurability,” Helton said. “Every organization has its own terminology. That’s no problem for TEDS. We’ve built in a flexibility of customization that’s simply amazing while being amazingly simple to use. And once you have customized a term, it flows throughout the system.”

About TEDS
TEDS®, Inc. offers a comprehensive, fully integrated, enterprise-wide talent management solution with all modules built from the ground up. Employing a single platform, TEDS strategically aligns business objectives with all facets of the talent lifecycle including management of staff recruiting, on-boarding, learning, performance, compliance, competencies, workforce planning, compensation, and succession. TEDS’ products and services are based on the proven theory of People Resource Planning (PRP) ™ and are deployed at some of the world’s largest organizations. TEDS’ modules are available individually, in any combination, or as a comprehensive solution. For more information, visit or call TEDS Sales at 276.782.7208.

Todd Mauldin
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