Press Release

ABILITY® Network Strengthens ShiftHound Workforce Management Capabilities with addition of NOW Screen

San Diego July 7, 2017 – ABILITY® Network , a leading information technology company, today announced the addition of a "NOW" screen to its ShiftHound cloud-based scheduling software, simplifying even further the complexity of healthcare staffing.

In healthcare, scheduling situations can change at any given moment, requiring immediate attention and action. The ShiftHound Scheduler module's new NOW screen lets users know the status of scheduling at any given moment (now). With easily recognized visual cues users can – at-a-glance – answer the often-nagging question: Are we covered? If action is needed, users have the ability to assess options, communicate needs, and make staffing decisions without leaving the NOW screen.

"By providing instant access to the current state of staffing from any mobile device, we are helping alleviate some of the stress that comes from 24/7 staffing responsibilities," said Kathy Douglas, chief nursing officer for ABILITY Workforce Management applications. "Anytime a concern or question over staffing arises, whether a user is walking down the hall, in a staffing huddle, even in the middle of the night, a quick glance at the Scheduler NOW screen can address concerns or support action."

With a widget-based approach, it is easy for managers to configure their NOW screen, based on their own unique needs. They can select from 11 different widgets that populate the NOW screen Urgent area to see the information most important to them. The range of options includes: unfilled shifts, missed punches, who is on now, expired credentials and others.

With staff engagement growing in importance, the NOW screen also has a designated area for "Shout Outs" that supports recognition and positive manager staff relationships. Managers have at their fingertips a list of who has picked up extra shifts, birthdays and work anniversaries.

"The NOW screen is the result of a deep investigation into what we can do to better support staffing," said Dougals. "Staffing in healthcare is hard and with the addition of the NOW screen we are helping make the complex world of healthcare staffing easier."

Additional Resources
ShiftHound Website
Request a Free Demo of ShiftHound

About ABILITY® Network, Inc.

ABILITY Network is a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare through innovative applications and data analytics. ABILITY is headquartered in Minneapolis with principal offices in Boston and Tampa.

ShiftHound, which was acquired by ABILITY Network in April 2017, is the leader in cloud-based Workforce Management solutions, including Attendance, Credentials Tracking, Staff Scheduling and Open Shift Management. Organizations in any business vertical with shift-based staffing needs use ShiftHound to improve scheduling effectiveness and operational efficiency while maximizing workforce utilization, assuring compliance with policies and/or labor contracts, addressing open shifts and better managing labor costs such as overtime and contract labor utilization.

For more information, please visit or contact Sales at 1.888.SHIFTRX (744.3879) or