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How hospitalist scheduling software improves the typical day of a hospital physician and scheduler

Posted on 11/21/2018 by Elizabeth in category: scheduling software articles
Hospital schedulers play a crucial role in the operation of a medical facility. After all, they are, at least in part, responsible for the patient experience from the time of admission until the time of discharge. In addition, they coordinate with the nurse, hospitalists, and physicians. They have busy jobs, which can be busier at the hands of antiquated scheduling tools, like hand-drawn schedules or Excel.

Perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of their role is ensuring that the needs of patients and the hospital are met while also considering the needs of there workers. What many people don’t know is that there are laws and ethics policies that must be followed for a conducive environment.

Fortunately, advances in technology can streamline the process of creating schedules for the hospital staff, including those of hospitalists, which will benefit the scheduler and ultimately improve the day of the inpatient physician and patient.

Check out some of the benefits that hospitalist scheduling software can offer a medical facility.

Reduces The Time It Takes to Create Schedules

The physician scheduling process can be time intensive. Some states, require that employees including individuals employed by medical facilities are provided with their work schedules at least two weeks in advance. This can be especially challenging if you’re working with a considerably large staff. Creating a written schedule or formulating one in Excel can take several hours.

Schedulers have to process requests for time off and consider the personal lives of their employees. Shift scheduling software makes it much easier as it can be generated within the interface without the need to manually enter each employee. Schedules can be easily distributed within the software.

Allows For Fair Scheduling

Emergency medicine scheduling software can also be beneficial because it allows the schedulers to create schedules that are fair for everyone: hospitalists, nurses, and physicians included.

Traditional methods of schedule creation can make it difficult to track back to back night and weekend shifts. As a general rule of thumb, the in-patient physician should have at least a twelve-hour minimum break between shifts to help reduce the chances of burnout.

Hospitalist scheduling software can also provide a bird eye view of the schedule, allowing schedulers and medical staff to see their schedule, not only on a day-to-day or week-to-week basis, but also a monthly or quarterly basis if set up that way.

Eases Mode of Communication

One of the biggest benefits of emergency medicine scheduling software is that typically employees have access to their schedules through the software, either on their mobile devices or computer. They are also able to request days off through the software, and in some instances call out of work within a period of time. This gives them a specified method of communication for scheduling. It’s also great in the event of last-minute scheduling changes.

Are you ready to transform your facility’s scheduling process? Yes, hospitalist scheduling software allows schedulers to work smarter. It also helps create an efficient schedule that makes for happy employees.

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