Ensign Facility Services Selects OnShift as Premier Partner for Staff Scheduling Software

OnShift unifies scheduling information with staffing data from enterprise applications for centralized visibility into labor management

May 2, 2011, CLEVELAND — OnShift today announced that the operating subsidiaries of The Ensign Group, providers of skilled nursing care, rehabilitative care services, hospice care and assisted living services, have selected OnShift as their premier partner for staff scheduling and shift management software. The Ensign facilities selected OnShift to help manage their labor costs by preventing overtime and controlling staffing levels to maintain compliance with regulations.

Facility leaders and Ensign subsidiary Ensign Facility Services, Inc. (EFSI), which provides back-office support and IT functions to the facilities, were together looking for ways to gain a single view into facility staffing information that was stored in multiple systems. Unifying this information and data would allow Ensign facility leaders to more easily manage critical staffing issues including compliance with staffing level regulations, labor cost management and overtime inside their separate facilities. EFSI and the facilities selected OnShift to integrate scheduling information from OnShift with data from other applications, including punch data from ADP Enterprise eTIME and resident census information from PointClickCare. With this information, OnShift delivers labor budget and compliance analysis, including predictive analysis that will allow facility leaders to prevent overtime and non-compliance issues before they occur.

“We saw a significant opportunity to leverage technology to streamline our client facilities’ staffing processes and information. We are gaining deeper visibility into all areas of staffing and can now more easily tie information together to manage to our labor budget and meet staffing standards,” stated Tyler Douglas, Vice President of Information Systems for EFSI. “OnShift is a key component to our client facilities’ labor management strategies, and will help them to run more efficiently and make more informed decisions so they can continue to deliver high quality care to their residents.”

Fast success at early adopter Ensign facilities led to the agreement with OnShift. The first facility to leverage OnShift was up and running in 13 days, and has reduced overtime to 1%. In addition, OnShift’s easy-to-use automated scheduling capabilities have reduced the time it takes to create and manage schedules by 70%. Staff is experiencing additional time savings and efficiencies through OnShift’s bi-directional communications platform, which communicates open shifts via text message, email or automated phone call, filling open shifts faster and more effectively than ever before.

“Managing labor costs and maintaining staffing compliance are among the most critical issues in long-term care and senior living today. EFSI’s approach to labor management support — from their bigger picture integration strategy to day-to-day implementation within client facilities — will provide significant savings and even more time for staff to spend on care,” stated Mark Woodka, CEO of OnShift. “Their early successes with OnShift have yielded powerful results, and we look forward to working with Ensign affiliates on an even greater scale.”

About OnShift, Inc.

OnShift is a leader in web-based staff scheduling and shift management software for the healthcare industry. Long-term care providers and other healthcare organizations use OnShift to reduce labor costs by preventing overtime, mitigate compliance risk through management to PPD staffing requirements, and increase efficiencies through automated scheduling, instant call-off resolution and open shift management. With OnShift, nurses gain back valuable time to do what they do best — provide quality care. Customers choose OnShift because of its extreme ease-of-use, fast implementation, and proven ability to deliver immediate ROI. OnShift is the first staff scheduling software with an integrated communications platform and is the only solution with proactive controls and predictive analytics that help prevent staffing issues before they occur. For more information visit www.onshift.com.