New app reduces staff risk of COVID-19 infection

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Australia’s largest private healthcare provider has brought forward the release of a new app that helps staff reduce physical contact with shared time-management equipment. 

MyTime lets Ramsay Health Care staff clock on for shifts and view rosters via mobile phone.

Ramsay’s National Human Resources Manager Adurty Rao said its introduction was accelerated to help cut the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus. 

“Every day we have thousands of team members logging on for their shifts at Ramsay hospitals around the country and the MyTime app means they will no longer be at risk of sharing or spreading germs from a physical MyTime Clock device,” Ms Rao said.

“Ramsay Health Care staff are on the frontline battling this pandemic and the MyTime app is another way we can keep our people as safe and healthy as possible in their work environment,” she added.

Employees must activate the app within the boundaries of their hospital, and then touch on or off for their shift. 

The app keeps a history of these ‘touches’ and also provides upcoming work details in the MyShifts screen at the bottom of the homepage.

While most staff across Ramsay's hospitals are expected to take up this new initiative, those who prefer to use the MyTime Clock can continue to do so.

“The MyTime Clocks will still be available and will be regularly cleaned and disinfected in accordance with Ramsay-issued protocols,” Ms Rao said.

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