Leading Healthcare Provider Selects TEDS

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Mountain States Health Alliance implements the TEDS Talent Management Suite to maximize performance.

Health care is facing some serious challenges as we move forward, especially in the area of personnel

TEDS®, Inc., originator of the fully integrated enterprise-wide Talent Management solution, announced today that Mountain States Health Alliance, headquartered in Johnson City, Tennessee., has selected TEDS as its new Talent Management system. Implementation is already under way.

Mountain States Health Alliance provides comprehensive health care to people in 29 counties in Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina through its network of 14 hospitals, 21 primary/preventive care centers and 13 outpatient care centers. Mountain States is nationally recognized as a leader in healthcare technology and was recently honored as one of the Top 100 Most Wired healthcare systems in the United States. The system’s Johnson City Medical Center is the 67th largest heart hospital in the nation by volume.

TEDS, Inc. is an Atkins, Virginia-based software development and consulting firm that provides talent management software systems and support services for world-class companies and organizations throughout the U.S. and around the world.

“The partnership with TEDS is an opportunity to build a more robust, integrated system for talent management in health care,” said Elaine Smith, Mountain States Assistant Vice President of Organizational Development. The power of this system lies in the ability to link learning activities, competency management, performance measurement and workforce planning activities, Smith added. “With rapid changes in technology and medical care, healthcare providers will benefit from access to high-quality, just-in-time learning while managers and senior leaders will have up-to-date information on the status of the learning enterprise from the department to systemwide levels. Mountain States is committed to supporting continuous learning for all our Team Members so that we can continue in our mission of providing excellent, Patient-Centered Care to the patients and families we serve.”

Mountain States will use the TEDS Learning Management System Learning on Demand™ module to distribute and manage Team Member training and education. The TEDS RTC Power™ (Roles, Tasks and Competencies) module will be implemented to manage the healthcare system’s Team Member competencies. These powerful software modules will assist Mountain States in recruiting, developing and managing talent while monitoring and maximizing performance throughout its entire system.

TEDS Learning on Demand and TEDS RTC Power are modules within the software firm’s total Talent Management system. By implementing these two modules, Mountain States has established the foundation for full Talent Management. The entire system can be easily implemented in stages because the TEDS system is fully integrated and all modules communicate with each other through a single, common database.

“Health care is facing some serious challenges as we move forward, especially in the area of personnel,” said Dennis Vonderfecht, Mountain States president and CEO. “Mountain States is dedicated to being on the front lines of using the best technological resources to help meet these challenges. Implementing TEDS in our system will be a great asset in reaching that goal.”                    

TEDS and Mountain States have also agreed to partner in the further development of health care-specific learning processes, competencies and business practices aimed at achieving optimum performance in the healthcare setting. The companies plan to share these experiences with other large organizations in the healthcare industry.

“We are very pleased to have been selected by Mountain States Health Alliance,” said Joe Ellis, TEDS’ President and CEO. “Mountain States is dedicated to using the latest technologies to make health care safer and to constantly improve the delivery of healthcare services. Their excellence in patient care is nationally recognized. Our mutual dedication to maximizing workforce talent and capabilities through innovative technologies makes this partnership very special.”
About TEDS:

TEDS®, Inc. offers the only organic and comprehensive enterprisewide talent management solution that includes the management of competencies, learning, performance, compliance, recruiting, succession and compensation. Employing a single platform, TEDS strategically aligns business objectives with all facets of the talent lifecycle. TEDS’ products and services are deployed at some of the world's leading companies and organizations, including Verizon, Eastman Chemical, Dominion Resources, Steelcase, Sandia National Laboratories, Philips Healthcare, Qwest, Norfolk Southern, Citizens Communications and Boston University Corporate Education Center. TEDS’ Talent Management modules are available individually, in any combination, or as a comprehensive solution. For more information, visit http://www.teds.com or call TEDS Sales at (276) 782-7206.

Contact:
Todd Mauldin
Vice President for Sales, Marketing and Customer Relations
w: http://www.teds.com
t: 276.783-6991

About Mountain States Health Alliance:
Mountain States Health Alliance, based in Johnson City, Tenn., was formed after Johnson City Medical Center Hospital Inc. acquired six Columbia/HCA hospitals in Northeast Tennessee in 1998. The healthcare group was officially named in January 1999. Today, Mountain States provides an integrated, comprehensive continuum of care to people in 29 counties in Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina. Its 14 hospitals, of which Johnson City Medical Center is the flagship, comprise the largest healthcare system in the region with more than 1,709 licensed beds and 7,500 Team Members. Mountain States’ integrated healthcare delivery system includes 21 primary/preventive care centers and 13 outpatient care sites, including First Assist Urgent Care, Med-One of Tennessee, MedWorks and Rehab Plus.

Contact:
James Watson
Mountain States Corporate Director of PR
w: http://www.msha.com
t: 423.431.1313

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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