Nova Scotia Health Authorities Implement Kronos to Increase Efficiency

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Kronos Incorporated today announced that three out of the 10 health authorities responsible for healthcare delivery in Nova Scotia -- Capital Health, Cumberland Health Authority, and IWK Health Centre -- are using its suite of workforce management solutions for increased efficiency. The decision to implement Kronos resulted from a business innovation fund sponsored by the Government of Nova Scotia, which supports initiatives that make public sector organizations more efficient.

News Facts

  • Responsible for healthcare delivery to Nova Scotia residents through a broad spectrum of services including hospitals, community health services, mental health services, and public health programs, the three district health authorities saw an opportunity to reduce overtime and increase efficiency with Kronos.
  • The health authorities implemented the Kronos time and attendance, employee scheduling, and self service applications to reduce administrative time associated with scheduling; more effectively manage union contract compliance; and identify key staffing trends. All of these benefits will lead to better control of labour costs, creation of accurate schedules, and consistent implementation across units, leading to increased operational efficiencies.
  • Through the implementation of Kronos, managers and employees can see real-time data and manage proactive and reactive scheduling. In addition, they can access work information from home including accrual balances and scheduling-related requests.

Supporting Quotes

  • Kathy MacNeil, vice president of people, Capital Health
    "By implementing Kronos in Capital Health, Cumberland Health Authority, and IWK Health Centre, we expect to build a system that meets the diverse needs of Nova Scotia's distinct health organizations. Implementing these solutions is a step in the right direction helping us ensure that all managers and employees can manage their workload efficiently while delivering the highest quality and safest patient care, which is our number-one priority."
  • Spiros Paleologos, vice president, operations, Kronos Canada
    "The participating health authorities are committed to boosting employee efficiency and productivity, while controlling labour costs. Our collaboration with senior management at Capital Health, Cumberland Health Authority, and IWK Health Centre has been a team effort that will benefit both employees and patients across all three organizations."

Supporting Resources

About Kronos Incorporated
Kronos is the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Tens of thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries — including more than half of the Fortune 1000® — use Kronos to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity.  Learn more about Kronos industry-specific time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, HR and payroll, hiring, and labor analytics applications at www.kronos.ca. Kronos: Workforce Innovation That Works.

© 2013 Kronos Incorporated. Kronos is a registered trademark and Workforce Innovation That Works is a trademark of Kronos Incorporated or a related company. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

SOURCE: Kronos Incorporated

For further information:

Terrie Faulkner
Kronos Incorporated
Tel: +1 250-980-8333
Email: terrie.faulkner@kronos.com

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