Allocate signs ATEGRIS as its first customer in Germany for its next generation mobile staff management software

German healthcare provider ATEGRIS has introduced Optima by Allocate Software at their hospitals in Mülheim and Oberhausen. Besides providing leading edge scheduling and reporting capabilities, the software will aid recruitment and retention by offering staff unrivalled access via their mobile phones, allowing them to see shifts, book leave and direct book onto overtime, or flexible shifts. ATEGRIS believes this leading mobile staff management software will improve staff experience and ensure patients benefit from effective staffing.

Once the initial roll-out is complete, the software will be used across the entire group which comprises three senior citizens' residential homes, the stationary Mülheim hospice and the Pflege.Palliativ.Ruhr nursing home. This is the first application of the Optima solution in the German-speaking countries since Allocate entered the DACH market in February with a new branch office in Dortmund.

Optima will transform ATEGRIS from the current situation where managers have to phone around wards to get staffing situation and have little visibility of impact of staffing on patient care into a next generation solution.

By making this investment, ATEGRIS will transform traditional staff planning into a dynamic, transparent and integrated management system. Staff are more involved in the process and can view their duty rosters online via mobile app, request services or days off or submit holiday and training applications. Improving staff experience will create a positive atmosphere which in turn will benefit patients.

“At the end of the day, it's all about sophisticated workforce rostering and a better work-life balance for our employees," said ATEGRIS chief executive Nils Benjamin Krog. “We are sure they will share this positive experience with colleagues working in other hospitals within the ATEGRIS Group and beyond. Pooling of staff between sites should become much easier and allows a high degree of flexibility for our employees.”

“As a not-for-profit organisation, we have to use staff in the most efficient way to ensure we can deliver safe and good quality care,” said the head of IT at ATEGRIS, Dr. Martin Kuhrau. "This is the best tool I have seen for this. The software has an easy to understand management dashboard where you can see the actual situation on wards in real time.”

Jan Keddy, Director of International Development, Allocate Software adds: “The management team at ATEGRIS immediately recognised the benefits that Optima will bring to employees and patients by engaging all those involved in the daily personnel deployment planning. This is a very significant project for Allocate as it represents our first entry into the German market. We look forward to transforming workforce management in Germany as we have done in the UK, Nordics, France and Australia."


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Allocate Software is a leading international provider of workforce solutions, supporting the operational and administrative needs of healthcare professionals in all healthcare settings enabling the delivery of safe and effective care at optimal cost, by having the right people in the right place at the right time. With over 800 clients spanning the public and private sectors, its key vertical market is Healthcare..
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