Halogen Advances its Lead in Providing Employee Performance and Talent Management Solutions for the Healthcare Market

    Company Now Supports More Than 400 Healthcare Facilities across North

    OTTAWA, Jan. 31 /CNW Telbec/ - Halogen Software Inc., the leading
provider of web-based employee performance and talent management software
today announced that strong fourth quarter results have enabled it to further
advance its lead as the solution of choice for the healthcare market. To help
boost its growth, Halogen secured a number of key accounts this past quarter
including Piedmont Healthcare Inc., Thomas Jefferson Hospitals Inc. and the
University of Mississippi Hospital each with approximately 10,000 employees.
Currently, the company supports well over 400 healthcare facilities of all
sizes across North America.
    Halogen's award-winning eAppraisal(TM) Healthcare is part of a complete
best practices employee performance and talent management suite that is
enabling healthcare organizations to streamline workforce performance allowing
employees more time to focus on delivering better patient care.
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital has been rated as one of "America's
Best Hospitals" for many specialties by the U.S. News & World Report for
17 years in a row. The hospital's doctors are consistently listed in "Best
Doctors in America," and the organization recognizes the direct link between
quality staff and quality care. To ensure employees receive the most
beneficial feedback possible, the organization selected the Halogen solution.
    "We are replacing our past paper-based appraisal system with Halogen's
enterprise class employee performance and talent management solution. We
needed a system that was flexible enough to meet our organization's various
requirements both now and in the future and Halogen provides that," said
Kimberly Evans, VP of Clinical and Support Services at Thomas Jefferson
University Hospital. "Halogen will enable us to increase the efficiency of the
whole process and position us to make strategic use of the information we
    The American Hospital Association (AHA) has identified and exclusively
endorsed Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare as its EPM solution of choice for
member hospitals and healthcare organizations across the United States.
    "Our membership has identified employee performance management as a top
priority as they address the increasingly difficult challenge of recruiting
and retaining a highly-skilled workforce," said Amy Goble, VP of Account
Management for AHA Solutions, Inc. "Halogen, with its healthcare specific
version of eAppraisal, is a leader within the healthcare community, enabling
facilities to address their performance management needs. Halogen is providing
more and more hospitals with a complete, extremely simple system that provides
comprehensive year-round employee reviews, clinical and orientation checklists
and instant JCAHO ready reports."

    About Halogen

    A recognized and award-winning industry leader with over 1000 customers
worldwide, Halogen Software is known for its powerful, simple-to-use and
affordable employee performance and talent management applications. The
company offers a complete suite of web-based products that automate, simplify
and integrate employee performance management, 360/multi-rater feedback,
compensation management, succession planning and learning management.
Halogen's offering makes HR best-practices accessible to companies of all
sizes and its healthcare, financial services and professional services
specific suites meet the unique needs of these industries. Halogen is
consistently recognized by the industry and its customers for its exceptional
implementation and support services, and has won multiple awards for its
corporate leadership and product innovation, including HR Technology Product
of the Year. For more information, visit www.halogensoftware.com.

For further information:

For further information: Media contacts: Donna Ronayne VP, Marketing &
Business Development, Halogen Software, (613) 270-1011 x 320,

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