September 13, 2021
Simple Solutions for Complex Scheduling
Employee scheduling can be an extremely time-consuming and complex process, especially in healthcare. Chances are good your schedulers regularly factor in additional considerations for gaps in coverage, staff call-offs, OT thresholds, meeting target work hours, and balancing shifts based on credentials. The reality of low staffing levels, tight budgets, and high employee turnover rates can complicate things even more. Facilities are now turning to technology and strategic scheduling to help address their unique staffing needs. Here are just a few of the many ways employee scheduling software by Schedule360 is helping administrators and schedulers overcome scheduling headaches.
Stop Throwing People at Your Staff Scheduling Hurdles
September 8, 2021
When the job of scheduling staff and maintaining an organized system of time-off requests, shift preferences, holiday scheduling, and daily call-offs becomes too overwhelming for your current scheduling staff, it’s time to consider a better way. If your schedulers are feeling like all they do is manage the daily needs of maintaining the staff schedule, it’s time to stop throwing more people in to create a solution and put technology to work instead.
Manage Staff Scheduling for Pharmacy Vaccinations With Ease
September 1, 2021
Retail pharmacies now administer about a third of the total flu vaccinations in the U.S. As a front-line community care provider coupled with the continuing impact of COVID-19, it’s expected that pharmacies will face an even bigger patient demand for vaccines and other point-of-care testing this flu season. To say that pharmacies are overwhelmed with all of the recent changes is an understatement, but they continue to lead the way seemingly unfettered. In response, the US Department of Health and Human Services has passed several regulations, including one allowing qualified technicians to receive training to become certified to immunize patients under the supervision of a pharmacist. As pharmacies continue to adapt and grow into their expected role in the community, streamlining staff scheduling is becoming more of a focus.
Maximize an Efficient Labor Force with Nurse Scheduling Software
August 27, 2021
Scheduling employee shifts is difficult no matter the industry, but administrators in the healthcare field deal with a tremendous amount of added daily pressure to ensure that their healthcare facility is continually operating at the highest level of efficiency and productivity. Some important factors in how well a healthcare facility thrives are by tracking multiple aspects of daily operations from scheduling to ordering supplies, labor costs, and ensuring each shift has the correct balance of necessary provider skills to deliver high quality patient care.
Successfully Navigate Pharmacy Flu Season Staffing Demands
August 12, 2021
Retail pharmacies are expected to become the most popular place to receive both the COVID-19 and flu vaccines this year. Nearly 95% of the population lives within a few miles of a pharmacy, and many people rely on the convenience of local pharmacies for a variety of healthcare services in addition to picking up medication. However, many pharmacies are already feeling the pressure of understaffing, and this intensifies during cold and flu season, so it will be crucial that pharmacies leverage technology to streamline the vaccine delivery process and their overall staff scheduling process as we enter the upcoming flu season.
Manage Shift Call-Offs with Proactive Automation
July 30, 2021
Managing shift call-offs can be a complicated process, especially if you’re still relying on outdated scheduling methods. Schedule360 offers a special call-off feature that comes in handy for all industries, including large healthcare facilities with multiple locations.
Redefining the Role of Pharmacy Technicians Post COVID-19
July 23, 2021
COVID-19 has propelled many changes. Most notably the significance and role of community pharmacies. They have shifted from being product-based to now being front and center as service-based and patient centered. To say that pharmacies are overwhelmed with all of the recent changes is an understatement, but they continue to lead the way seemingly unfettered. In response, the US Department of Health and Human Services has passed several regulations, including one allowing qualified technicians to receive training to become certified to immunize patients under the supervision of a pharmacist. As an integral part of the healthcare system, trained pharmacy techs will now be able to help fill the urgent need to safely and quickly scale distribution of a vaccine in communities all across this country.
Workforce Management Strategies Helping Pharmacies Vaccinate on a Massive Scale
July 21, 2021
We’ve recently witnessed a faster progression in how healthcare is being delivered and who delivers it. Pharmacists and retail pharmacies are leading the way by delivering vital health care services in various settings throughout the pandemic. They play a key role in the administration of COVID-19 vaccines, offering vaccinations to prevent other diseases, as well as developing strong relationships with their local communities in an effort to leverage their community reach. One example of the pharmacist’s expanding role has been the partnership with public health efforts in underserved areas. Since they’re already experienced in administering vaccines, pharmacists have been able to cover large areas that require more providers, especially in rural areas, by expanding the number of locations and the hours that immunizations are available.
New Feature to Help Manage Large Scale Call-Offs
June 22, 2021
Schedule360 offers the most user friendly and configurable pharmacy scheduling software on the market. Our unique call off feature comes in especially useful for large pharmacy chains and urgent care clinics with multiple locations across several regions. When your scheduling tasks become impossible to manage by utilizing the people you have, it’s time to automate.
Keep Internal Communications Clear with Responsive Messaging
June 15, 2021
Being able to communicate with your staff is no longer a "nice to have" but rather a necessity for any business. Handling the unique demands of your scheduling processes simply isn’t enough anymore. As more employees are remote and unavailable for face-to-face communications, the right scheduling software can forge a path for clear and transparent communication between your staff and administrators.