Halogen Software Inc., the leading
provider of Web-based employee performance management (EPM) software announced
that 100 healthcare organizations now benefit from Halogen eAppraisal
Healthcare. The rapidly rising number of healthcare organizations using
the solution is reflected in Halogen’s healthcare sales, which have grown 100
percent year over year. Raritan Bay Medical Center, Woman’s Hospital and
Carondelet Health are among the many healthcare providers that have selected
Halogen over other EPM solutions to replace paper-based systems, simplify the
employee appraisal process and streamline the accreditation process.
Halogen provides multiple benefits to its healthcare clients including an
automated step-by-step reminder system that ensures appraisal processes are
kept on schedule without piles of paper to manage. In addition, the
centralized report center provides valuable data and produces board governance
and competency reports to help prepare for Joint Commission on Accreditation
of Healthcare Organizations and other state accreditation surveys.
Comprehensive reports allow organizations to quickly identify and reward top
performers and define and track ongoing development. In the end, healthcare
organizations are rewarded with cost savings and are able to realize ROI very
“In the past, our paper-based performance reviews were often more than
20-pages long. The process was a nightmare,” said Jodi-Ann Mullaney, manager
of compensation and special projects for Raritan Bay Medical Center, voted
best hospital in Central New Jersey in 2001. “We needed a faster more
efficient system and Halogen gave us just that.
In addition to enabling healthcare organizations to complete appraisals
faster and easier, eAppraisal maximizes the information organizations can pull
from their appraisals. Halogen’s report center provides the ability to track
the progress of all appraisals and provides an at-a-glance summary of key
statistics. Organizations can then drill down into reports for more detail,
including comprehensive score reports, development-planning reports and
on-time completion reports.
“Our paper-based system didn’t give the CEO the ability to data mine, to
drill down into reports in order to identify top performers or other vital
information,” said Paul Sokoloff, director of performance consulting for
Carondelet Health, a not-for-profit Catholic sponsored healthcare system in
Kansas City, Missouri. “We now have the capacity to do that and to run reports
that show us possible disconnects between patient satisfaction etc and the
scores achieved in the appraisal process. This enables us to properly allocate
resources where they are most needed and leads to better strategic alignment.”
Halogen’s report center provides valuable data and produces board
governance and competency reports to help healthcare organizations prepare for
JCAHO and other state accreditation surveys. These comprehensive reports
also enable organizations to quickly identify and reward top performers and
define and track ongoing development.
“We certainly see eAppraisal making it easier for us to meet
accreditation requirements,” said Khipi Parker, credentialing coordinator for
Woman’s Hospital, one of the first women’s specialty hospitals in the nation.
“We have everything the surveyors need at our finger tips. We are impressed
with the way Halogen has addressed all our needs as a healthcare