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Hospital phasing out paper time cards

Original post made on Nov 9, 2010

A new digital workforce management system at El Camino Hospital will cost $1.9 million up front, but will save the organization money in the long run -- and improve patient care, officials said.

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Posted by Employee for Now
a resident of another community
on Nov 9, 2010 at 6:45 pm

It is good I read this site! No one mentioned this at all in the hospital and I need to get paid!

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Posted by Joanne
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Nov 9, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Innovation? the concept of automated payroll is neither new or future thinking. It has been many years that employees of the hospital have requested computerized payroll and time scheduels. Requests from staff and managers to automate payroll have been dismissed. Manual Time cards have consumed all departments for the past 40+ years. It is alled time card Monday and the system has never been updated until now. The same hospital leadership guilty of losing money is now paying millions to become efficient! Most other area hospitals and businesses in general have had automated, compujterized time systems for many years. why the sudden advertising of innovation when it demonstrates a lag in being progressive? We employees have requested this for many years. Kudos for making the change but why so late in the game?

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Posted by Al Gore
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 10, 2010 at 7:12 am

Soon El Camino leadership will take credit for inventing the internet.

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Posted by Watching ECH
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:33 am

This would be the same hospital that Popular Science said was the most technologically advanced hospital in the world?

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Posted by ECH RN
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 11, 2010 at 9:09 am

"..cost $1.9 million dollars upfront, but save the organization money in the long run- and improve patient care". COME ON..improving patient care has always been the priority of The Nursing Staff at ECH. It's an insulting smokescreen to use that as excuse for introducing a time card machine. And all the other features at ~$200,000 a year. Hire three more qualified RNs instead.

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