Halogen Software Inc.

Halogen Software Inc.

September 30, 2009 08:30 ET

Award Winning Health System Selects Halogen for Performance Management

St. Luke's Health System drives values in practice, excellent performance, and alignment of individual performance with organizational goals; uses Halogen to support reputation for excellence in patient care

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 30, 2009) - Halogen Software today announced that it has been selected by award-winning St. Luke's Health System as its performance management vendor of choice. The health system will be relying on Halogen to drive accountability, consistency and performance alignment organization wide, and to support the organization's reputation for excellence in patient care.

HR professionals in the healthcare industry face many unique challenges. A weakened economy has not mitigated critical looming talent shortages across many clinical positions. Progressive healthcare providers are transforming outdated and ineffective performance management processes and opting for models and systems that drive employee engagement and development, alignment of goals, and focus on patient outcomes.

Patient care is the number one priority for St. Luke's. The organization's ongoing work in this area has been nationally recognized. St. Luke's Boise and Meridian campuses have received the prestigious Magnet designation for nursing excellence, and its Boise campus was named a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospital in 2008. St. Luke's will use Halogen applications to support its core pillar of excellent patient care by modernizing the performance management process and supporting compliance requirements set by the Joint Commission and Magnet. The solution will be used at its three acute care hospitals and numerous clinic locations in southwestern Idaho. St. Luke's is the only Idaho-based health system. St. Luke's selected Halogen out of a competitive field of vendors to provide online performance management for the organization's 7500 employees.

"One of our primary goals in implementing a new performance management system is to align individual performance with system objectives established and agreed upon by senior management from throughout the system," said Margaret Block, Director of HR for St. Luke's Treasure Valley locations. "We selected Halogen based on the flexibility of its solution, its healthcare-specific applications, and the company's deep commitment to the healthcare market."

Halogen's healthcare specific performance management solution has become the de facto standard for the industry. The American Hospital Association (AHA) has identified and exclusively endorsed Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare as its employee performance and talent management solution of choice for member hospitals and healthcare organizations across the United States. More than 500 healthcare facilities across North America currently rely on Halogen.

About Halogen Software

Halogen Software is recognized as a market leader by industry analysts and is strongly endorsed by the thousands of HR professionals who use their talent management solutions. The company offers a complete suite of web-based products that automate, simplify and integrate performance appraisals, 360 degree 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. Halogen was named a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for employee performance management software in 2009 and has won multiple awards for its corporate leadership and product innovation, including HR Technology Product of the Year. For more information, visit halogensoftware.com.

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