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New HealthcareHRAnswersNow™ From CCHKnowledgePoint Provides Web-based
Answers to Health Care HR Questions
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., February 12, 2003) — Human resource
departments in the health care industry are under increasing pressure to
address complex workforce issues, including a critical nursing shortage,
labor relations problems and workplace safety concerns. To help health
care HR professionals meet today’s challenges, CCHKnowledgePoint, a
provider of human resources information and software, has developed a
new addition to its popular AnswersNow series, called HealthcareHRAnswersNow™.
The first online service geared specifically to health
care HR professionals, HealthcareHRAnswersNow provides accurate
and up-to-date answers to more than 2,000 questions related to HR issues
and requirements in health care organizations. Developed by
CCHKnowledgePoint health care analysts, HealthcareHRAnswersNow
provides broad coverage of key human resource topics, with special
emphasis on the most pressing challenges in the field, such as
recruitment and retention, workplace safety, labor relations,
compensation and compliance with the Joint Commission on Accreditation
of Healthcare Organizations.
"HR professionals in hospitals today simply can’t
afford to spend long hours researching employment-related topics,"
said Tanya Rose, marketing manager for CCHKnowledgePoint’s human
resources group. "And they certainly don’t have the dollars for
outside consultants. HealthcareHRAnswersNow can dramatically
reduce the time it takes to locate needed information."
Key Features and Benefits
Using CCH’s award-winning Web-based platform, HealthcareHRAnswersNow
provides clear answers to health care human resource questions. Its
straightforward Q&A format and intuitive user interface make the
product practical for everyday use.
The 10 topic areas, which are categorized to reflect the
real, day-to-day workflow of HR professionals in health care, include:
In addition to the continually updated questions and
answers, in-depth coverage and ease of use, HealthcareHRAnswersNow
also offers the following special features:
Recruitment and Retention
Employee Information and Records
HealthcareHRAnswersNow Addresses Changing Needs of
Health Care HR Departments
To ensure that HealthcareHRAnswersNow reflected
the realities of HR workflow in a health care environment,
CCHKnowledgePoint invited the participation of health care HR consultant
Nancy Hoying. Drawing upon her previous experience as director of HR for
two Chicago-area hospitals, Hoying provided a practical perspective to
the product’s development.
"A lot of organizations are paring down their HR
departments, reducing the number of HR specialists and moving to more of
an HR generalist model," Hoying observed. "So the HR
professional in a health care environment today needs to be
exceptionally well versed in all aspects of the human resource
Hoying sees HealthcareHRAnswersNow as a critical
tool for the HR generalist who faces a continual stream of questions on
a daily basis.
"Instead of spending hours checking multiple
reference sources in a variety of media and locations," said
Hoying, "users can access all HR-related information in one place.
It’s literally — and instantly — at their fingertips." And
for those who need to come up to speed quickly as generalists, HealthcareHRAnswersNow
helps with on-the-job learning. "This is a phenomenal developmental
tool to educate someone in the HR generalist role," Hoying said.
Direct Access to State Employment Law Information
HealthcareHRAnswersNow is also available with state
law information via HR LegiState, a service providing reliable,
up-to-the-minute state employment law summaries and analysis organized
by jurisdiction and topic. Subscribing to both HealthcareHRAnswersNow
and HR LegiState allows customers to verify that their policies
and procedures meet the requirements of the states in which they
Availability and Pricing
For more information or to order HealthcareHRAnswersNow,
call 1-800-449-9525 or visit the CCH online store at www.hr.cch.com/onlinestore.
The price for a one-year subscription to HealthcareHRAnswersNow
with two concurrent users is $499.
The CCHKnowledgePoint brand leverages CCH’s
authoritative human resources content and KnowledgePoint’s innovative
technology to provide integrated solutions that meet HR professionals
and frontline managers’ essential needs. CCH INCORPORATED, a provider
of employment law information and software, is a wholly owned subsidiary
of Wolters Kluwer North America, which acquired KnowledgePoint in 2000.
For more information about CCHKnowledgePoint products and services,
please visit www.cchknowledgepoint.com
or call 1-800-339-0104.
News and Trends twice-a-month newsletter, which
is emailed directly to users and provides information on the latest
news and trends in the health care HR industry;
Forms and checklists — Customers gain access to
dozens of forms and checklists that can be printed, customized or
Access to the complete text of relevant federal
employment law and regulations; and
Access to state employment laws through HR
Legistate™ (requires additional fee).
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Editor’s Note: Members of the media who would like a
review copy of HealthcareHRAnswersNow may contact Sheri Cardo at
(800) 727-1133 ext. 1334 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Leslie Bonacum at (847) 267-7153 or email@example.com.