September 25, 2020
Technology Helps Bridge Gaps in Nursing Coverage
In a perfect world, healthcare schedulers never have to worry about gaps in coverage as all shifts are always filled with highly skilled nurses who never miss a shift. In the real world, that’s just not the case. Last minute call-outs are a daily occurrence for all facilities and a real issue for schedulers as GAPS in coverage means a higher workload for the other staff and decreased quality of care for patients. In a last-minute call-out scenario, the easiest thing for a scheduler to do is call a supplemental agency for shift coverage, however, that decision comes at a much higher cost per shift than using an in-house employee.
New Feature: Workforce Management Reporting
September 16, 2020
Schedule360 offers the most user-friendly and configurable employee shift schedule software on the market and we continually develop new features based on customer feedback. Recently, one of our health system clients requested that we develop an integrated workforce management report that contained metrics that would allow them to clearly see and measure multiple parameters by employee to drive labor target compliance for the hospital’s respective units. They wanted the report to be flexible with the ability to be queried, based on the individual needs of the end user. We realized that this report would not only benefit these clients but also all Health System clients, so we worked directly with the customer to develop the report.
Scheduling Automation Proves Invaluable to Healthcare
September 14, 2020
It’s amazing how far technology has come in regards to medicine, however, there is one area of healthcare that is still lagging when it comes to technology: the dreaded staff scheduling. You might be wondering, “Why is such a technologically advanced industry still resorting to outdated, manual scheduling methods instead of embracing tools, such as healthcare scheduling software, that can make their job a whole lot easier?”
Why Does Scheduling Continue to be a Headache for Healthcare Administrators?
August 31, 2020
The current scheduling reality for many healthcare administrators who still resort to outdated scheduling methods is one that is tedious, demanding, and time-consuming. Manual ways of scheduling are extremely inefficient and can be very difficult to manage, making you wonder why so many hospitals and other medical facilities still continue to use these outdated methods for scheduling to this day.
Best Practices for Healthcare Labor Management
August 28, 2020
Healthcare administrators deal with a tremendous amount of pressure day in and day out as they work tirelessly to ensure that their healthcare facility is operating at the highest level of efficiency at all times. An important factor in how well a healthcare facility thrives is by tracking every aspect of daily operations, from scheduling to ordering supplies and everything in between.
Workforce Efficiency Increased with Scheduling Software
August 25, 2020
Ask any organization, large or small, what their goals or priorities are, and increasing the efficiency of the workplace is bound to make it towards the top of the list. One quick way to dramatically improve efficiency and productivity in the workplace is to simplify and streamline your scheduling process. You can easily accomplish this with the implementation of employee scheduling software.
Reduce Headaches with Pharmacy Scheduling Software
August 21, 2020
While creating a pharmacy schedule may not always be an easy or joyous task to complete, it’s an essential one when it comes to ensuring that employees are meeting patient needs. However, there are some simple and effective ways to reduce the headaches that often accompany pharmacy scheduling, such as implementing pharmacy scheduling software.
Pharmacy Scheduling Challenges Amid Current Expectations
August 19, 2020
With the hopes of a vaccine for COVID-19 on the horizon, pharmacies are thinking ahead operationally as they prepare to administer the vaccine and all other vaccines for: · Workflow · Employee Scheduling · Convenience · Patient and Employee Safety
Build a Better Float Pool with Healthcare Scheduling Software
August 10, 2020
While many healthcare organizations have been using float pool scheduling for years because of its proven effectiveness, managing float pool scheduling is still far too complex and time-consuming of a process than it needs to be. With a highly effective and functioning float pool, nurse managers can ensure there are enough staff to address patient needs, prevent overstaffing, and reduce a significant amount of money for organizations. But that all depends on how effective and functioning your float pool actually is. Unfortunately, ineffective float pools are not only time-consuming and labor intensive, but they can have the opposite effect resulting in turnover, staffing shortages, and poor outcomes which then negate any anticipated savings.
A Scheduling Solution to Maximize Value-Based Care
July 24, 2020
While value-based care is a concept most nurses and healthcare administrators understand well, it’s still a relatively new concept for most healthcare providers and many are still trying to figure out how to implement the appropriate systems into their workflow. How can scheduling software like Schedule360 help?