Scheduling Software Home
Scheduling Emergency Providers since 1989

Blog article

Medical scheduling software transforms a complex process to a simpler form

Posted on 4/2/2014 by Elizabeth in category: scheduling software articles
Scheduling for medical professionals is a complex process that involves multiple time constraints, requirements, and preferences. It also requires flexibility to take into account shift scheduling and last minute changes, whether that is due to a patient no-show, large-scale trauma, or physicians call off. Schedulers and administrators, and sometimes physicians themselves, spend countless hours or days creating and tweaking schedules that often cover only a week’s or months’ time.

For a hospital, emergency medicine scheduling department, urgent care group, or private practice scheduler, keeping a medical staff optimally scheduled is a tall task. This tall task, though, can be made immensely easier through the help of medical scheduling software.

Ensuring that each responsibility and role is properly covered in a medical environment is key when it comes to physician scheduling. Without adequate scheduling, specialty and general practices, in addition to emergency departments, risk patient well being and safety, medical errors, and face serious physician staffing shortages.

By their very nature, emergency rooms are a stressful place, and when shift scheduling is added to the mix, it can be even more demanding. For this reason, taking the frustrations and difficulty out of scheduling is a goal any emergency department is likely to have. Preparing medical personnel schedules that are fair and equitable reduces the negative impact shift scheduling can have on workers, physically, emotionally, and socially.

While some schedulers and administrators have graduated from the pen and paper scheduling method to a computer-program based tool such as Excel, Excel doesn’t provide the flexibility and advanced features that medical scheduling software does. With antiquated scheduling tools, schedules are routinely far from synchronized, and last-minute changes to schedules become burdensome. Moreover, an antiquated scheduling tool makes it challenging to keep physician staff members truly up-to-date in real time about scheduling changes.

On the other hand, web-based medical scheduling software enables physicians and other medical personnel to access the current schedule from practically any computer or device that has Internet access. With shift scheduling, it also makes it easier to ensure that the right skills are scheduled to ensure proper coverage.

It’s true that scheduling can be the weak link in a medical practice. It can be a sore source of contention both for administrators and physicians. For physicians, an optimal schedule is one that enables them to efficiently see patients throughout their day, while avoiding unplanned downtime or significant gaps in their day. Both schedulers and physicians get to the enjoy the power, convenience, and ease through customizable medical scheduling software.

If your department is still using antiquated scheduling tools, an automated scheduling makeover is a great solution. By switching to medical scheduling software for emergency medicine scheduling, practice groups can save time, reduce frustrations, and improve service quality for patients. It helps to keep medical scheduling simple, across multiple offices, physicians, and shifts.

Physician Scheduling Software | Scheduling Software Blog | Privacy Policy | Site Map