The Cost of Resisting Change is Going Up

Evidence that change is getting our attention was visible in a surprising way, at this years Magnet conference in Houston, with the increased number of vendors offing age defying products. Nurses were lined up to try out new, and by the way expensive, ways to eliminate wrinkles and remove those dark circles under the eyes […]

Fill More Open Shifts with Staff Engagement

Key to filling more open shifts is creating an environment where scheduling becomes a collaborative process between managers and staff, one in which staff are empowered to be active participants in scheduling.

Your Scheduler can be a Powerful Communication Tool During Disasters

The recent series of disasters is an important reminder that we need to be prepared at all times. Our hearts and support go out to so many who continue to face the devastation left behind, our gratitude for the countless acts of heroism and selfless actions that save lives and comfort others as their worlds […]

The Truth About Mobile Apps – Don’t Be Surprised. Be Informed

Just because someone says they have a Mobile App, it does not necessarily mean they have a Mobile App that will perform the way you would expect it to. That is because all Apps are not the same.  Being informed on Mobile Apps can mean the difference between you buying something that causes frustration for […]

Adjusting to Tech Savvy Millennials in the Healthcare Workforce

Even though we have a multi-generational workforce and all the complexities that entails, paying attention to millennials is something that cannot be avoided. It has been estimated that in the next 10 years they will be 75% of the workforce. There are many ways we hear millennials described and there is an abundance of white […]

“Shout Outs” Help Incorporate Recognition into Daily Routine

It only takes a moment to let someone know you appreciate them. The impact of recognition can have lasting positive effects on the attitude and motivation of staff while strengthening manager staff relationships. The importance of recognition is well documented. It’s significance is highlighted by being one of the six standards of Healthy Work Environments […]

ABILITY® Network Strengthens ShiftHound Workforce Management Capabilities with addition of NOW Screen

Powerful widget-based tool provides need-to-know information at a glance ABILITY Network, a leading information technology company, today announced the addition of a “NOW” screen to its ShiftHound cloud-based scheduling software, simplifying even further the complexity of healthcare staffing. In healthcare, scheduling situations can change at any given moment, requiring immediate attention and action. The ShiftHound […]

ABILITY Network Adds ShiftHound Physician Scheduling to Its Suite of Cloud-Based Scheduling Applications

ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology company, today announced the addition of Physician Scheduling to its ShiftHound suite of cloud-based workforce management products. The new application provides an interface and workflow designed specifically to simplify and optimize the unique challenges associated with scheduling physicians.

Unprecedented Flexibility – Sets You Free

When a product is built, from its inception, based on a deep understanding of the needs of the people who will be using it, the result is an intuitive and easy to use solution. When a product is built to account for all the variations in the requirements of different types of users, different settings, […]

Reducing Manager Stress by Easing Staffing Concerns

The intensity and demands of being a manager is something we need to pay attention to. This is a role that is both critical to operations and highly stressful. Long-term stress can have an impact on manager turnover, relationships with staff, patient care, and quality. One of the things managers identify at the top of […]