Top U.S. Clinic Boosts Employer of Choice Status With Halogen Software

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Illinois-based Carle Clinic and Health Alliance select leader in employee performance and talent management.

The new level of accuracy and intelligence that Halogen brings to measuring performance will have a major impact on our ability to attract and keep the best employees.

Central Illinois-based Carle Clinic Association and Health Alliance Medical Plans are implementing an automated performance appraisal process using a healthcare-specific performance and talent management suite from Halogen Software. As employers of choice in the area, the organizations purchased Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare™ to better measure and reward performance with the ultimate goal of recruiting and retaining talent in the competitive healthcare market.

“To build a successful evaluation and compensation system, we needed to formalize and modernize our employee appraisal process,” said Pam Brown, director of Human Resources, Carle Clinic Association and Health Alliance Medical Plans. “The new level of accuracy and intelligence that Halogen brings to measuring performance will have a major impact on our ability to attract and keep the best employees.”

Together, Carle Clinic and Health Alliance is the second largest employer in east central Illinois, with 3,050 employees. Brown said the organizations wanted a system that would be easy for all employees across multiple locations.

“Halogen’s software is intuitive and will drive staff participation in the process,” she said. “It also offers the flexibility to grow with us over time – we look forward to adding modules that meet emerging needs related to compensation and learning management.”

The award-winning Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare is exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association and has delivered proven results to more than 400 healthcare facilities in North America, including Beaumont Hospitals, Comprehensive Therapeutics, Rockford Health System, Rush Copley Medical Center and South Bend Medical.

About Carle Clinic Association
One of the largest private physician groups in the U.S., Carle Clinic Association is comprised of more than 330 physicians practicing in more than 50 specialties and subspecialties at 14 locations across east central Illinois. In 2007, 19 physicians were honored for their outstanding contributions by America’s Best Doctors®. The experienced staff continues pioneering breakthroughs in medicine with Alzheimer’s, arthritis and AIDS clinical trials, and through research affiliation with the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. Bringing the latest treatment options to the community, the Clinic operates three centers of excellence with Carle Foundation Hospital: Carle Spine Institute, Carle Heart Center, and Carle Cancer Center and Mills Breast Cancer Institute.

Carle Clinic wholly owns Health Alliance Medical Plans, Inc. Between the organizations, the system offers vertically integrated services covering the full spectrum of health-related services needed over a patient’s lifetime. The Clinic is one of the founding owners of StratumMed, a physician practice management company that now represents over 2,000 physicians in 17 physician groups in six states. StratumMed coordinates group purchasing, insurance, professional recruiting and technology evaluation for its members.

About Health Alliance Medical Plans
Health Alliance Medical Plans is a leading provider-sponsored health insurer in the Midwest, providing health care coverage to more than 250,000 members in Illinois and Iowa. Health Alliance is named one of America’s Best Health Plans in the 2007 U.S. News and World Report and National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) rankings of commercial and Medicare health plans. Additionally, in recognition of its exceptional commitment to quality, Health Alliance has maintained the highest accreditation possible from NCQA for its HMO, POS and Medicare HMO plans since 1997.

About Halogen Software
A recognized industry leader with more than 1,000 customers worldwide, Halogen Software makes powerful, simple-to-use and affordable employee performance and talent management applications. The company offers a complete suite of web-based products that automate, simplify and integrate employee performance management, 360/multi-rater feedback, compensation management, succession planning and learning management. Halogen’s offering makes HR best practices accessible to companies of all sizes and its health care, financial services and professional services specific suites meet the unique needs of these industries. Halogen is consistently recognized by the industry and its customers
for its exceptional implementation and support services, and has won multiple awards for its corporate leadership and product innovation, including HR Technology Product of the Year. For more information, visit http://www.halogensoftware.com.

Media contact:
Maggie Patterson
PR Consultant, Halogen Software
T: 613-989-1866
E: mpatterson(at)ripnet.com

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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