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October 11, 2016

Kronos Delivers Latest Release of Kronos EZCall Physician Scheduling Solution

CHELMSFORD, Mass.,

Committed to delivering solutions across the continuum of care for healthcare organizations, Kronos Incorporated today announced availability of an enhanced version of Kronos EZCall, an automated physician scheduling solution.

News Facts

  • Kronos EZCall now includes functionality to help healthcare organizations better align physician and clinician schedules with patient care needs. Latest enhancements include:
    • Integration with third-party enterprise systems – New interfaces with credentialing and provider management systems – such as one built with Cactus Software – now allow Kronos EZCall to integrate with these systems to standardize and more effectively manage physician and clinician data across the entire enterprise. This results in more reliable information and elimination of manual updates across multiple systems.
    • Greater access to on-call providers – Quick, accurate access to physician and clinician contact information is critical to patient care and efficiency. By leveraging Kronos EZCall as a single source, enterprises can now store group and department information within the organizational hierarchy, making it easier to find and contact on-call resources.
    • More information on providers – Pertinent information about physicians and clinicians such as referral preferences by specialty, contact instructions, current assignments, and links to recently assigned schedules are now consolidated within Kronos EZCall. The solution also now captures additional attributes during vacation and non-clinical time-off request processes, helping organizations offer uninterrupted patient care by ensuring that patients are directed appropriately when providers are unavailable.
    • Increased ease of use – Enhanced navigation and a new global search feature provide expedited access to assignments, providers, groups, and schedules.
  • In addition, Kronos EZCall is now integrated with Imprivata Cortext, which enables physicians and clinicians to more quickly identify and securely communicate with on-call providers to better address patient care. This will further allow physicians and clinicians to communicate more easily with each other about schedule-related changes such as shift swaps with on-call colleagues who have comparable skills and certifications.

Supporting Quotes

  • Susan Reese, DNP, MBA, RN, CPHIMS, director, healthcare practice group, Kronos
    "Many healthcare organizations manage large numbers of physicians and clinicians across the entire enterprise. Kronos EZCall now makes it easier than ever to manage such complex scheduling needs. Also with the Imprivata Cortext integration, physicians and clinicians can now spend even more time with patients and subsequently reduce readmissions, outcomes that both patients and healthcare organizations seek today.”

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About Kronos Incorporated

Kronos is a global provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos industry-centric workforce applications are purpose-built for businesses, healthcare providers, educational institutions, and government agencies of all sizes. Tens of thousands of organizations – including half of the Fortune 1000® – and more than 40 million people in over 100 countries use Kronos every day. Visit www.kronos.com. Kronos: Workforce Innovation That Works™.

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September 20, 2016

Kalamazoo Anesthesiology Expands Use of Kronos; Adds Kronos EZCall

CHELMSFORD, Mass,

Kalamazoo Anesthesiology PC, provider of anesthesiology services in hospitals and surgery centers, recently implemented Kronos EZCall, an automated physician and clinician scheduling solution from Kronos Incorporated. Kalamazoo Anesthesiology was already using the Kronos Workforce Ready suite, a human capital management solution that helps organizations attract and retain talent, engage the workforce, and manage the employee lifecycle. The healthcare organization further enhanced efficiency with Kronos EZCall, integrated with Workforce Ready, helping reduce time taken to create schedules from days to one business day.

News Facts

  • Kalamazoo Anesthesiology was already using Workforce Ready to streamline important practices by fully automating labor-intensive business processes with consistent, real-time employee data. Workforce Ready offers a common platform for human capital management with recruiting, onboarding, core HR, benefits, performance management, compensation, time and attendance, scheduling, payroll applications, and more.
  • The recent addition of Kronos EZCall helps Kalamazoo Anesthesiology further improve efficiency with physicians and certified nurse anesthetists leveraging the solution, reducing both time and cost required to create and manage schedules. Using Kronos EZCall's mobile capabilities, Kalamazoo Anesthesiology employees can also access scheduling information and perform tasks such as shift swaps at any time, from anyplace.
  • An intuitive and configurable interface offering flexible rules-based scheduling capabilities further helps Kalamazoo Anesthesiology staffing administrators easily configure complex staffing rules into the system. This helps drive the creation of accurate and equitable schedules based on different variables to meet coverage and patient needs while maintaining work-life balance for physicians and anesthetists.
  • The integration of Workforce Ready and Kronos EZCall provides a solution for Kalamazoo Anesthesiology to empower and retain its people as happy, engaged employees are more productive and invested in ensuring patient satisfaction.

Supporting Quotes

  • Richard A. Stark, MD, physician, Kalamazoo Anesthesiology PC
    "The Kronos EZCall solution effectively and equitably deploys physicians and anesthetists to ensure the delivery of high-quality patient care. Integrated with Workforce Ready, Kronos EZCall further helps Kalamazoo Anesthesiology create a highly engaged workforce."
  • Susan M. Reese, DNP, MBA, RN, CPHIMS, director, healthcare practice group, Kronos
    "By optimizing physician and clinician scheduling, Kalamazoo Anesthesiology is lessening burnout; adding transparency to operations; and aligning physician and clinician scheduling accurately with patient demand."

Supporting Resources

About Kronos Incorporated

Kronos is a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos industry-centric workforce applications are purpose-built for businesses, healthcare providers, educational institutions, and government agencies of all sizes. Tens of thousands of organizations — including half of the Fortune 1000® — and more than 40 million people in over 100 countries use Kronos every day. Visit www.kronos.com. Kronos: Workforce Innovation That Works™.

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© 2016 Kronos Incorporated. All rights reserved. Kronos and the Kronos logo are registered trademarks and Workforce Innovation That Works is a trademark of Kronos Incorporated or a related company. See a complete list of Kronos trademarks. All other trademarks, if any, are property of their respective owners.


June 11, 2015

Kronos Acquires Productive Scheduling Solutions

We are excited to announce the acquisition of Productive Scheduling Solutions by global workforce management leader, Kronos Incorporated. This begins a new and promising chapter for the entire Productive Scheduling Solutions team, our employees, and our customers. As EZCall now becomes part of the market’s leading and most comprehensive healthcare workforce management suite, we will now have an even greater opportunity to cater to organizations across the entire continuum of care. We will also have access to world-class research and development and investment opportunities to continue our innovation efforts. Kronos is a visionary in helping healthcare organizations effectively manage their workforces and fully embraces the philosophy that the workforce is any healthcare organization’s greatest asset. This new chapter for Productive Scheduling Solutions will truly help take EZCall to the next level and open up many new opportunities for us.

August 18, 2014

EZCall Welcomes Amy Valenzuela

We are happy to welcome Amy Valenzuela EZCall as a Senior Implementation Consultant.  Amy is responsible for managing new client implementations and supporting existing client relationships.  Amy has extensive experience in client services, project management and account management. She most recently worked at Allscripts as a Senior Implementation Consultant for Professional EHR Patient Portal implementations. Amy is a graduate of Florida State University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.


October 1, 2013

Updated EZCall Mobile Apps Released

Productive Scheduling Solutions is proud to announce the release of our new mobile applications. Our iPhone app has been optimized for iOS7, and for the first time we are offering and Android app. Both will allow users to view their schedule, manage requests, and even make switches with other physicians. Users have given us positive feedback surrounding the the usability of our previous iOS mobile app, and the fact that it gives them the ability view and manage their schedule exclusively on their mobile device. Our new versions take this experience to the next level.

May 28, 2013

Productive Scheduling Solutions Welcomes Abby Hickman

We are happy to welcome Abby Hickman to our leadership team as our new Sales Director. Abby is responsible for managing and executing sales & marketing strategies and tactics for EZCall. Abby has sold various proprietary pharmaceuticals at both Abbott and Hospira in the Anesthesia, Critical Care and Surgical settings over the past ten years. Previously, she worked for Abbott as a Financial Planner and has a BS in Finance at the University of Kentucky.
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