API Healthcare ShiftSelect® Earns 2015/2016 Category Leader Ranking in the Latest Best in KLAS Report

Cloud-based staffing and scheduling solution earns top honors for second consecutive year
Innovative software enables employees to meet the staffing needs of the hospital

HARTFORD, Wisc.—February 1, 2016API Healthcare, a GE Healthcare Company, and a leader in workforce management technology and services, today announced the company’s cloud-based staffing and scheduling solution, ShiftSelect, has been awarded the 2015/2016 Category Leader award in the 2015/2016 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report. This is the second consecutive year ShiftSelect has led the Staff/Nurse Scheduling category.

API Healthcare is a favored vendor for organizations seeking technology to ensure budgets are met and patient care quality remains high through improved employee engagement in staffing operations. Through its collaborative staffing software, ShiftSelect empowers employees to be part of the workforce deployment process, helping ensure optimal patient coverage while minimizing labor expenses. ShiftSelect enables employees to meet the staffing needs of the hospital through the selection of open shifts. This helps ensure optimal patient coverage, resulting in increased employee engagement and reduced labor costs.

“Research shows that patient satisfaction and nurse satisfaction are inextricably linked in terms of generating quality care experiences for patients,” said API Healthcare VP & GM, Lisa LaBau. “ShiftSelect enables hospitals to create a positive work environment where staff feel engaged and empowered, ultimately leading to a better overall experience for the patient. We are proud that KLAS continues to recognize us as category leaders, and pleased that our clients continue to benefit from our innovations and advancements in workforce management technology.”

“Compared to other solutions, ShiftSelect methodologies and tools have consistently delivered superior results for our organization,” said Providence Health & Services Southern California Regional Director of Staffing Services, Tammy Turner. “In addition to helping us achieve our staffing and care quality goals, ShiftSelect has helped us improve employee engagement, making it popular among the nursing staff at our award winning medical centers.”

“ShiftSelect, along with other leadership initiatives, allowed us to focus our attention on the critical requisites of the Magnet Journey,” said Carolinas HealthCare System, Senior Vice President - System Nurse Executive, Mary Ann Wilcox. “The use of ShiftSelect provided a valuable platform for our nurses to actively engage in staffing, which has been shown to enhance nursing satisfaction and engagement. The ability to access resources from other units throughout the enterprise gives us the opportunity to reduce critical staffing incentives while increasing leadership satisfaction with staffing resources, all while achieving continuous improvement in labor expense utilization.”

The 2015/2016 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report is published by KLAS, a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors. KLAS gathers feedback from more than 16,000 executives at 4,500 hospitals and nearly 2,500 ambulatory organizations to give input on the vendors. A KLAS Category Leader award identifies top-rated vendor products for certain market segments in the Best in KLAS Awards report.

About API Healthcare

API Healthcare (www.apihealthcare.com) is focused on workforce optimization solutions exclusively for the healthcare industry. The company’s staffing and scheduling, patient classification, human resources, talent management, payroll, time and attendance, business analytics, and staffing agency solutions are used by more than 1,600 health systems and staffing agencies. Founded in 1982, API Healthcare has been rated by KLAS in the Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards Report (www.KLASresearch.com) as the top staffing and scheduling solution for four consecutive years (2012-2015).

GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare around the world. GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter - great people and technologies taking on tough challenges. From medical imaging, software & IT, patient monitoring and diagnostics to drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and performance improvement solutions, GE Healthcare helps medical professionals deliver great healthcare to their patients.

About KLAS

KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare professionals and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. Follow KLAS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PRESS ONLY:

Christine Hoxworth
Director of Marketing
API Healthcare
(262) 670.2727
christine.hoxworth@ge.com

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