Avantas to Showcase HELM™ approach to Healthcare Enterprise Labor Management at the AONE 46th Annual Meeting & Exposition

Healthcare Enterprise Labor Management Company to Demonstrate Scheduling and Staffing Tools and Services for Nursing; Company Will Also Issue Industry Survey Prior To, During Conference

OMAHA, Neb. – March 13, 2013 (AONE Booth #626) —Avantas, a leading provider of strategic labor management technology, services, and strategies for the healthcare industry, today announced that it will exhibit at the 2013 American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) 46th Annual Meeting & Exposition. Avantas will be showcasing its HELM™ methodology – a strategy that combines and embeds the science of workforce planning, demand forecasting, and operational best practices with Smart Square®, the only enterprise-wide labor management software solution designed by healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals.  Avantas is also conducting a workforce analysis survey in advance of the conference and at its AONE booth.

Prior to the conference, Avantas sent out an online survey to pre-registered attendees that sought to gauge their organization’s readiness to handle today’s challenging landscape relative to their ability to optimize their labor resources to cost-effectively meet patient demand. Avantas will release the results of this survey following the conference, offering valuable insight into current trends and related needs of the nursing community. To participate in the survey, go to the following link: www.avantas.com/AONE2013. Participants can complete the survey on site in the Avantas booth as well, though those who complete it in advance will be entered twice for a chance to win a Coach® handbag.

At its booth, Avantas will demonstrate its proprietary SaaS-based solution, Smart Square. This flexible platform consists of a robust and customizable set of scheduling and staffing tools that interfaces seamlessly with clients’ existing third party systems, including HRIS, EMR, Time & Attendance and Payroll systems, providing users with the ability to leverage their data with Smart Square’s business intelligence tools and dashboards. Originally designed to automate the entire staffing, scheduling, deployment and reporting processes for nursing departments, booth visitors will learn how the application has evolved into an enterprise-wide solution with capabilities for departments beyond the inpatient environment, allowing organizations to achieve seamless interdepartmental communications and alignment, cost savings, and efficient staff operations, among many other benefits.

“AONE provides us with an opportunity to meet with nursing executives and discuss how they can create an enterprise-wide view of their nursing resources, so they can optimize their workforce to meet the needs of their patients,” said Chris Fox, chief executive officer, Avantas. “Today, our clients are realizing the dramatic impact an enterprise labor management approach can have on their organizations’ clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, and operational efficiency. At Avantas, we are always looking for ways to improve our offerings to help our clients achieve the highest level of efficiency, and via the survey we will conduct at AONE, we hope to gain valuable insight into how nursing departments are preparing for current and upcoming industry challenges.”

About AONE

The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) is the national professional organization for nurses who design, facilitate and manage care. With more than 8,500 members, AONE is the leading voice of nursing leadership in health care. Since 1967, the organization has provided leadership, professional development, advocacy and research to advance nursing practice and patient care, promote nursing leadership excellence and shape public policy for health care. AONE is a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association (AHA). For additional information, visit the AONE website at www.aone.org.

About Avantas

Developers of the HELM(TM) methodology (healthcare enterprise labor management), Avantas is an Omaha, Neb.-based company devoted to serving the healthcare industry. Its proprietary approach to managing labor consists of its consultation services and scheduling and productivity solution, Smart Square®. This comprehensive approach provides its clients with tailored best practice labor management strategies designed to drive substantial and sustaining cost and quality improvements across the enterprise through automation.  For more information, please visit the Avantas website at www.Avantas.com.