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Five essential features for practices using medical scheduling software

Posted on 7/10/2019 by Elizabeth in category: scheduling software articles
There's nothing typical about scheduling for doctors, particularly for emergency medicine doctors. There are multiple factors that drive the ER staffing model, meaning your hospital could have single or overlapping doctor coverage or more.

Not only is every hospital different, but all doctors have their own preferences for scheduling. Without advanced preparation, doctor preferences combined with the ER staffing model can be a physician scheduling nightmare. Medical scheduling software can help.

As a scheduling coordinator or shift supervisor, working with the proper scheduling software can help you stay fully-staffed, on track and prepared for the months to come. For EMS doctors, a lot of the features available through shift scheduling software expand far beyond simple calendar functions (i.e. PTO/vacation tracking, CE tracking, paycheck filing, etc.)

Here are some features for practices using scheduling software.

1. Request Scheduling Preferences

Shift scheduling software can accommodate scheduling preference requests automatically. Doctors appreciate the work-life balance like everyone else. And, it's essential to incorporate their preferences into each schedule since it helps with doctor productivity, retention and burn out. While you can't accommodate all their preferences, accommodating certain preferences can help.

2. Managing Overtime

ER doctors work various workweek schedules, which affect overtime differently in each. Each workweek schedule will present a different scheduling conflict and payroll challenges. You can manage different payroll metrics and parameters with emergency medicine scheduling software. Choosing an effective and versatile shift scheduling software can help save your practice work hours because it eliminates having to track different payroll rules and overtime manually which promotes administrative efficiency.

3. Schedule Consolidation

Scheduling software helps you consolidate your scheduling systems and decrease cumbersome interfaces and manual processes. You can simplify your scheduling process by being able to manage hundreds of on-call schedules and clinical staff in one centralized environment. Physician scheduling software enables greater scheduling access and cross-team communication.

4. Seamless Connectivity

Connect your software with your present third-party systems, including:

- On-call communication platform
- Electronic health record
- Patient scheduling
- Time tracking
- Surgical scheduling systems

This aligns upcoming patient cases or patient appointments with staff management and provides transparency to clinician assignments.

5. Reporting & Analytics

Hosting all your schedules in medical scheduling software and integrating with other third-party systems empowers your practice to harness information from what are long-established disparate systems. You can incorporate multi-location access and reporting, and everyone can have the benefit of not only web access, but mobile access too.

Medical schedule software offers many more features and benefits than the above. It’s worth a good, hard look, particularly if you are using antiquated scheduling methods, such as manually-inputted spreadsheets.

Give us a call to learn more about the benefits ByteBloc medical scheduling software can bring to your healthcare organization.

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