Halogen Software’s Employee Performance Management Solutions Selected for AHA Endorsement

Endorsement Strengthens Halogen’s Position as the Leading Provider of Employee Performance Management Solutions to Healthcare Organizations

Ottawa, Canada, October 17, 2006 --(PR.com)-- Halogen Software Inc., the leading provider of Web-based employee performance management (EPM) software announced today that Halogen eAppraisal™ Healthcare, has been exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association (AHA) as its EPM solution of choice for member hospitals and healthcare organizations across the United States. With over 100 health care organizations already benefiting from the solution, the endorsement solidifies Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare's position as a leader in EPM solutions for health care employers.

“As the only exclusively pediatric hospital in Arizona, managing our talent is of vital importance. We have benefited immensely from Halogen's EPM solution as it has enabled us to thoroughly modernize our appraisal process,” said Steve Youngdahl, manager of HR Systems and Processes with Phoenix Children's Hospital. “This endorsement is a well deserved affirmation of the value Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare provides health care organizations like our own.”

AHA Solutions, Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA endorsement to products and services that help hospitals achieve organizational excellence. After a rigorous evaluation of various EPM solutions available in the market, Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare was selected by AHA Solutions based on its health care-specific focus and unique approach to health care challenges such as accreditation and talent retention. The AHA found that with Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare, hospitals and health care organizations of all sizes were able to easily and affordably automate time-consuming paper-based performance appraisal processes and manage their development plans and goals.

“We initially considered Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare for our new HR platform because of its ability to deliver professional quality employee appraisals that reflect the specific HR strategies of health care organizations, all with point-and-click simplicity,” said Andrew Schoneich, assistant VP of Strategic Alliances for AHA Solutions, Inc. “As we dug deeper, we found this technology dramatically simplifies efforts underway in many of our hospitals, including multi-rater/peer reviews, required documentation of observations of nursing staff, and working with staff one on one to create individual career and skill development plans.” In light of today's workforce shortages, the AHA has taken a role in finding products, consulting services and software such as Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare that can ease the administrative components of the HR role and provide tools to ease attracting, managing and retaining qualified staff.

“We are proud to have been selected by the AHA for its endorsement,” said Paul Loucks, president and CEO of Halogen Software. “With more than 100 healthcare clients already, Halogen is well positioned to apply its healthcare expertise in support of the AHA and its member hospitals.”

About Halogen Software
With over 500 customers, Halogen Software Inc. has established itself as the leading provider of employee performance management (EPM) solutions. Founded in 2001 as a subsidiary of a successful consulting company, Halogen offers powerful, easy-to-use, and affordable Web-based software that dramatically improves HR and line-manager productivity. The company's flagship product, Halogen eAppraisal™, automates and simplifies time-consuming employee appraisals. Halogen eAppraisal™ Healthcare, created specifically for the healthcare industry, helps to simplify the task of performing appraisals and meeting accreditation criteria. Halogen e360™ automates and simplifies formal 360-degree feedback procedures and offers sophisticated performance reporting. Halogen eCompensation™ automates the entire compensation adjustment process including budget distribution and approval. Halogen eSuccession™ makes it simple and affordable to get a best practices succession planning program underway at your organization. For further information please visit http://www.halogensoftware.com/products/eappraisalhealthcare.php .

About AHA Solutions
AHA Solutions, Inc. is a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association (AHA) whose purpose is to identify and/or develop products and services that help hospitals and health care organizations operate more effectively and efficiently. As the only area of the AHA with rights to award the AHA Endorsement, the company relies on its disciplined due diligence and healthcare industry knowledge to remain an objective resource to health care leaders in the areas of Employee Benefits/Human Resources, Risk Management, Finance/Revenue Cycle Management and Technology. For more information, contact AHA Solutions at (800) 242-4677 or visit www.aha-solutions.org.

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