Enhanced focus on clinical components key to future product strategy
HARTFORD, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- API Healthcare, the leader in healthcare-specific workforce management technology today announced that Kathy Douglas, RN, MHA, has joined the executive team as chief nursing officer. Ms. Douglas expands the existing depth of clinical experience on staff, including Kathy Malloch, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN. The addition of the chief nursing officer position further enhances the Company’s commitment to providing innovative workforce management solutions that drive better patient care and cost containment for healthcare providers.
API Healthcare employs nurses throughout the development, operations and sales teams as part of their efforts to better help healthcare providers balance quality of care with affordability. The Company has focused on delivering workforce management solutions that connect the clinical and financial sides of the business. The result is reduced labor costs, improved employee satisfaction and better patient outcomes.
“I am honored to be part of the API Healthcare team, and I am eager to tackle the projects that will help shape the future of healthcare workforce management technology,” said Douglas. “The landscape of healthcare is changing, and those changes demand that we uncover new levels of innovation and efficiency. I strongly believe API Healthcare is in the best position to lead the direction of breakthrough solutions in the healthcare workforce sector, and I am delighted to be part of that process.”
“We are pleased to have Kathy Douglas and her clinical leadership and expertise on the API Healthcare team,” said J.P. Fingado, president and chief executive officer. “Growing our team with exceptional talent, such as Ms. Douglas and Dr. Malloch, positions us to deliver even stronger results to our clients. Our commitment to investing in executive nursing talent is reflective of our dedication to providing solutions that conform to the healthcare market demands of delivering strong clinical and financial results.”
Ms. Douglas brings with her more than 30 years of clinical and technology experience. She is the founder and president of On Nursing Excellence, a not-for-profit organization focused on nursing excellence and the home of the Institute for Staffing Excellence and Innovation. Over the course of her career she has held several leadership positions in multiple healthcare and technology companies. Douglas’ clinical background is in Intensive Care Nursing and she has taught ICU Nursing as a volunteer in India. She also authors a regular column entitled Staffing Unleashed in Nursing Economics. Douglas holds a Masters degree from The University of San Francisco in Health Administration and is a graduate of Stanford Business School’s Executive Program.
About API Healthcare
API Healthcare is the largest healthcare-specific vendor of workforce management solutions to the healthcare industry. The company’s staffing and scheduling, patient classification, human resources, recruiting, payroll, time and attendance, business analytics and staffing agency solutions are used by more than 1,000 hospitals and staffing agencies. Founded in 1982, API Healthcare has been rated by KLAS® in the Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards Report (www.KLASresearch.com) as the top time and attendance provider system for the last nine years (2002-2010). More information can be found at www.apihealthcare.com.
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