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.
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.
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
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™.
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