RES-Q® Releases Version 9.0 of RES-Q® Labor Resource Management, the Staffing and Scheduling Software for Hospitals

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Web support of self-scheduling module is the primary new functionality of the latest version of the software, which RES-Q will demonstrate at HIMSS.

RES-Q® Healthcare Systems announced the release of version 9.0 of RES-Q® Labor Resource Management, its staffing and scheduling software for hospitals. The enterprise system delivers results that hospitals count on to maximize productivity: faster scheduling, reduced use of costly overtime and outside agency staff and more consistency in the application of scheduling rules. Version 9.0 features Web support of RES-Q's optional Self-scheduling Module, which registered employees can use to view their departments' schedules, request open shifts and propose exchanging shifts with colleagues.

RES-Q Labor Resource Management is a modular, PC-based client/server software system built with Sybase PowerBuilder. By moving the self-scheduling application objects and code to the Web in a true Java environment, RES-Q enables users to access and run self-scheduling from a Web browser. This makes the module easier to use, particularly for employees logging on from home.

Version 9.0 also includes several enhancements suggested by users. For example, the RES-Q Education Module provides specialized tools to manage continuing medical education (CME) class scheduling, registration and attendance tracking. In 9.0, this module is more fully integrated so that when employees are registered for classes, RES-Q Labor Resource Management automatically adjusts their work schedules to reflect the dates and times of their classes. In addition, to better support surgical staff scheduling, users can note the specific operating rooms within a shift for which employees are scheduled and print schedules that list room assignments for scheduled staff.

RES-Q Healthcare Systems will demonstrate its staffing and scheduling software solutions at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition, February 25 to March 1, 2007, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, La. RES-Q will be located at booth #3165.

About RES-Q® Healthcare Systems

Since 1979, RES-Q® Healthcare Systems (Calabasas, Calif.) has pursued one mission: advancing resource management and scheduling software for hospitals. RES-Q® Labor Resource Management produces clinically sound, skill-matched, financially optimized and productive staffing in schedules that account for staff preferences. RES-Q® Perioperative Resource Management reviews and verifies surgeon needs and preferences, personnel and equipment requirements, supply lists and inventory, and operating room availability and then establishes surgery schedules that minimize conflicts and maximize productivity. RES-Q's management team, with an average of 15 years with the company and decades of front-line experience in hospital administration, helps hospitals set their schedules for today and set course for success tomorrow. For more information, call (800) 572-1911 or visit http://www.res-q.com.

Notes to Editors: Editorial appointments with RES-Q at HIMSS are available to members of the media upon request.

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