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API Healthcare Continues Category Leader Ranking in Best in KLAS Report

API Healthcare, the largest healthcare-specific vendor focused on workforce management solutions, and also the architect of the revolutionary Healthcare Workforce Information Exchange (HwIE), today announced the company has been awarded “Category Leader” status for the Time and Attendance and Nurse/Staff Scheduling categories. API Healthcare has earned the top ranking for 12 consecutive years in the category of Time and Attendance, and has also earned the top ranking in the Nurse/Staff Scheduling category for the last two years for API Healthcare Staffing and Scheduling. API Healthcare’s cloud solution, ShiftSelect, ranked second in the Nurse/Staff Scheduling category.

The 2013 Best in KLAS: Software and Services report is published by KLAS, a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors. KLAS gathers feedback directly from clients on vendor performance. Over 16,000 executives from 4,500 hospitals and nearly 2,500 ambulatory organizations give input to the rankings of the vendors. A “Category Leader” designation identifies top-rated vendor products for certain market segments in the Best in KLAS Awards report.

“For more than thirty years, API Healthcare has focused on consistently delivering high quality products and services to the healthcare market, enabling clients to manage their labor costs while elevating the quality of care they provide,” said Lisa LaBau, chief operating officer of API Healthcare. “Even with our rapid growth over the past few years we have continued to make the right investments to maintain the high standards that our clients expect. We work closely with our clients to ensure the solutions we offer address their specific needs, and we are pleased that they continue to communicate their positive feedback to KLAS, year after year.”

As labor costs continue to rise and the demand for care increases, hospitals and health systems are focusing on organizational priorities tied to workforce management. API Healthcare clients are seeking technology that provides across the board insight into scheduling gaps, available resources and cost controls, ensuring budgets are met and patient care quality remains high. By providing a holistic perspective on the entire workforce, API Healthcare solutions allow their clients to streamline efficiencies enterprise-wide, allowing for a more effective and efficient workforce.

About API Healthcare

API Healthcare (www.apihealthcare.com) the largest healthcare-specific vendor focused on workforce management solutions, is also the architect of the Healthcare Workforce Information Exchange (HwIE); a revolutionary solution that facilitates the sharing of workforce data across the entire continuum of care. Driven by the mission to elevate quality and performance across the healthcare community through innovative workforce solutions and services, API Healthcare has been dedicated to the healthcare industry for more than 30 years. The company’s staffing and scheduling, patient classification, human resources, talent management, payroll, time and attendance, business analytics, and staffing agency solutions are used by more than 1,600 hospitals and staffing agencies. Founded in 1982, API Healthcare has been rated by KLAS in the Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards Report (www.KLASresearch.com) as the top time and attendance provider system for the last 12 years (2002-2013) and the top staffing and scheduling solution in 2012 and 2013.

About KLAS

KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare professionals and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. Follow KLAS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.

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