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ShiftWise Unveils ShiftWise v8.0
Sets New Industry Standard for End-to-End Healthcare Staffing Management
ShiftWise 8.0 Sets New Industry Standard for End-to-End Healthcare Staffing Management; Provides Flexible Integration with Broadest Array of Core Staffing Systems
PORTLAND, Ore.—April 29, 2009–ShiftWise, the nation's leading provider of end-to-end workforce solutions today announced the availability of ShiftWise 8.0, the industry’s most comprehensive platform for flexible workforce management. In addition to delivering increased speed and usability enhancements, ShiftWise 8.0 introduces a new open and accessible, platform-based architecture that enables customers to easily integrate their key staffing systems with a broad array of new workforce management applications.
"ShiftWise has been a dramatic improvement in how we manage our contingent staff,” said Susan Warren, director of staffing at Willis Knighton Health System. “The new functionality related to overtime tracking will provide us with even more day-to-day insight into our cost management. It will also streamline the way we manage approving time. With the new system upgrades, ShiftWise continues to pave the way for our department to drive out all unnecessary costs."
Integration with Hospital and Supplier Systems; Improved Speed and Usability
Setting a new standard in Web-based healthcare staffing solutions, the ShiftWise 8.0 platform delivers seamless, end-to-end interoperability with applications that both hospitals and staffing suppliers rely on for their core staffing functions. To ensure smooth deployment of healthcare workers for healthcare facilities, ShiftWise now enables integration with key internal software applications, including proprietary or licensed systems for staff scheduling, order management, time keeping, accounting, payroll, HR and reporting. For staffing suppliers, ShiftWise facilitates the instant, bi-directional data exchange with widely used applicant tracking programs and internal management systems, enabling them to more quickly and efficiently place employees and manage staff credentials across multiple healthcare facilities.
ShiftWise 8.0 also features a redesigned graphical user interface that increases ease-of navigation for users, and optimized system performance with faster page loads to make the healthcare staffing processes even more efficient.
“With ShiftWise 8.0, we’ve done more than just add new features, we’ve created a new way for the healthcare staffing industry to do business,” said Jason Lander, founder and vice president of product development for ShiftWise. “This release delivers on the promise of efficiency in healthcare staffing and collaboration between electronic systems, demonstrating our continued commitment to listening to the needs of our customers and implementing the features that matter most to them.”
Enhanced Overtime Tracking and Management Capabilities
ShiftWise 8.0 provides hospitals with a means of budgeting for and managing costly overtime hours with new features that better track and manage such hours. Hospitals and suppliers can now easily set up rules for overtime work and receive warning indicators for potential overtime shifts to help project overtime spending. Suppliers can also track when an employee accumulates overtime hours across multiple units or facilities.
Ongoing Delivery of New Functionality for Increased Staffing Efficiency
The new ShiftWise 8.0 platform will introduce a number of new capabilities during 2009 that will deliver greater efficiencies to both hospitals and healthcare staffing suppliers. These forthcoming features include:
- Enhanced credential validation—enables schedulers to instantly screen candidate profiles and make more informed decisions for appropriate and compliant staff placement.
- Expanded functionality for managing non-clinical employees—including staffing, time keeping and invoicing functionality to provide healthcare facilities and suppliers with a single system of record for all contingent labor.
- Improved internal staff scheduling tools—to effortlessly manage pay rate plans and hours, and easily place staff members in long term assignments.
Founded by healthcare staffing professionals, ShiftWise delivers a more efficient way for hospitals and staffing suppliers to quickly and efficiently find and place supplemental healthcare workers. The Web-based ShiftWise service provides provides hospitals with an unprecedented level of control over their staffing processes, consolidating staff search, booking, billing and record-keeping into a single, easy-to-use interface. The staff self-scheduling component of the ShiftWise solution dramatically improves the recruitment, retention and overall morale of the hospitals internal staff. Based in Portland, Ore., ShiftWise provides end-to-end workforce management solutions to hundreds of healthcare organizations and multiple state hospital associations nationwide. To learn more about ShiftWise, call 866-399-2220 or visit www.shiftwise.net.