The Cost of Resisting Change is Going Up

Stressed NurseEvidence that change is getting our attention was visible in a surprising way, at this years Magnet conference in Houston, with the increased number of vendors offing age defying products. Nurses were lined up to try out new, and by the way expensive, ways to eliminate wrinkles and remove those dark circles under the eyes that come from years of lots of hard work and not enough sleep.

No judgment here, how we look and feel about ourselves is important. But it does raise a question.  Are we paying enough attention to the changes underway in our healthcare workforce as well? Are we actively engaged, understanding and making adjustments in response to our changing workforce? When you consider the role caregivers play in care delivery, quality, safety, costs and effectiveness of patient care, we should be very attentive to the future of our workforce. [Continue reading]

Fill More Open Shifts with Staff Engagement


Key to filling more open shifts is creating an environment where scheduling becomes a collaborative process between managers and staff, one in which staff are empowered to be active participants in scheduling. … [Continue reading]

Your Scheduler can be a Powerful Communication Tool During Disasters

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The recent series of disasters is an important reminder that we need to be prepared at all times. Our hearts and support go out to so many who continue to face the devastation left behind, our gratitude for the countless acts of heroism and selfless … [Continue reading]

The Truth About Mobile Apps – Don’t Be Surprised. Be Informed

Millenial with mobile

Just because someone says they have a Mobile App, it does not necessarily mean they have a Mobile App that will perform the way you would expect it to. That is because all Apps are not the same.  Being informed on Mobile Apps can mean the difference … [Continue reading]

Adjusting to Tech Savvy Millennials in the Healthcare Workforce

Millenial Healthcare Workers

Even though we have a multi-generational workforce and all the complexities that entails, paying attention to millennials is something that cannot be avoided. It has been estimated that in the next 10 years they will be 75% of the workforce. There … [Continue reading]

“Shout Outs” Help Incorporate Recognition into Daily Routine

Shout outs

It only takes a moment to let someone know you appreciate them. The impact of recognition can have lasting positive effects on the attitude and motivation of staff while strengthening manager staff relationships. The importance of recognition is well … [Continue reading]

ABILITY® Network Strengthens ShiftHound Workforce Management Capabilities with addition of NOW Screen

Now at home

Powerful widget-based tool provides need-to-know information at a glance ABILITY Network, a leading information technology company, today announced the addition of a “NOW” screen to its ShiftHound cloud-based scheduling software, simplifying even … [Continue reading]

ABILITY® Network Strengthens ShiftHound Workforce Management Mobile Capabilities

ShiftHound Mobile

ABILITY Network today announced enhanced mobile capabilities available via its ShiftHound Workforce Management application, continuing its focus on creating leading mobile capabilities within its workforce management solutions. “Mobile can’t be an … [Continue reading]

ABILITY Network Adds ShiftHound Physician Scheduling to Its Suite of Cloud-Based Scheduling Applications


ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology company, today announced the addition of Physician Scheduling to its ShiftHound suite of cloud-based workforce management products. The new application provides an interface and workflow designed … [Continue reading]

Unprecedented Flexibility – Sets You Free

Sets you free

When a product is built, from its inception, based on a deep understanding of the needs of the people who will be using it, the result is an intuitive and easy to use solution. When a product is built to account for all the variations in the … [Continue reading]