To further improve staff productivity throughout its five-hospital system, Community Health Network has selected Kronos Incorporated’s Kronos for Healthcare. With this technology, the healthcare network should be able to streamline workforce management processes, allowing it to more effectively balance labor costs with patient care.
Kronos for Healthcare will provide Community Health Network with a consolidated system for time and attendance, payroll, and productivity management. By using the system’s advance scheduling offering, Community Health Network will be able to minimize understaffing by linking patient demand forecasts and existing schedules.
The software also empowers nurses with self-scheduling and shift-swapping capabilities. Not only does this automate the time-consuming processes of workforce deployment, but it should also play a major role in allowing the healthcare system to increase employee satisfaction and thus retain staff.
By using Kronos for Healthcare to support its evolving staffing management and productivity needs, Community Health Network is more efficiently meeting the needs of both its healthcare professionals and patients, while maintaining a competitive edge by effectively balancing labor costs with quality patient care, said Brian Graves, global practice leader for healthcare at Kronos.