May 26, 2020
Technology Helps Navigate Scheduling Challenges During COVID-19
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt around the world, with businesses scrambling to adapt to the ever-changing realities, guidelines, and circumstances. None has felt the impact quite like the healthcare industry. While some may have viewed the increase in technology as a negative in the past, if this difficult situation has shown us anything, it’s how vital and helpful the use of technology can be in an emergency or crisis situation.
COVID-19: Healthcare Scheduling Software Streamlines Staff Scheduling
May 22, 2020
In times of uncertainty, it’s always nice to have something we can count on to make things a little easier to process. Schedule360 wants to help make your units and facilities run more efficiently through this difficult time. It’s more important now than ever before that you have a scheduling solution that includes automations so you can spend less time on scheduling and more time assisting others where you are needed most in your unit. With healthcare scheduling software by Schedule360, you can delegate your resources where they will be most productive.
Nurse Self-Scheduling - Rules and Guidelines
May 19, 2020
Adding rules-based self-scheduling to a nursing unit can create transparency for your nursing staff. However, you need to be clear to eliminate confusion. Communication plays a vital role in the healthcare field, especially when it comes to scheduling. Scheduling for a healthcare facility can be a juggling act, as there are multiple units and several employees holding various credentials and skill sets. Miscommunication is bound to happen from time to time. Implementing nurse self-scheduling software can greatly help minimize these communication mishaps, but it only works if everyone follows the rules and guidelines. The question is, how do you get everyone working on the same page and following the rules when dealing with larger scale companies such as a healthcare facility?
Take Control of Your Overtime Costs
May 15, 2020
Overtime costs can come at a high price for any business, but this rings especially true for healthcare organizations. Healthcare administrators may find themselves especially overwhelmed during troubling times like these, as they attempt to deal with the unfamiliar circumstances that accompany the COVID-19 pandemic.
Does Your Healthcare Scheduling Software Increase Efficiency?
May 13, 2020
You already recognize the value of using healthcare scheduling software to help streamline your scheduling and increase efficiency, but which software should you select? Not all software companies are created equal, so it’s important that you choose one that will be the right fit for your workforce. Here are some important factors to consider as well as questions to ask before making your final decision:
Workforce Management Software is Key to Disaster Preparedness Scheduling
April 23, 2020
When disaster strikes, the way a company responds to their customers says a lot about them as a company. That’s why Schedule360 wants you to know we’re here for you and are always ready to help with whatever you need. Our job is to make things easier for you by solving your scheduling needs with our award-winning workforce management software, as well as providing exceptional customer service to our clients. We understand that tensions run high in times of emergency or crisis. We hope to relieve some of that burden and stress by promptly addressing and adapting to your needs, whether that’s during times of an emergency or disaster, or just an ordinary, routine day at the office. We never stop working for you.
New Feature: Enhanced Messaging Capabilities
April 14, 2020
When it comes to healthcare scheduling, Schedule360 understands the importance of management being able to effectively and quickly communicate their scheduling needs to their employees. For this reason our employee scheduling software already comes equipped with an integrated messaging tool. However, as we continue to meet the needs of our clients, we’re also constantly looking for ways to improve our scheduling software. One of those improvements is being able to provide our clients with enhanced messaging capabilities.
Nurse Self-Scheduling in Hospitals is a Major Win
March 31, 2020
Employee self-scheduling has become more prominent in the healthcare industry and is seen as a solution to increasing employee satisfaction and staff retention. Rather than leave all of the scheduling responsibilities to the scheduling manager, nurse scheduling software allows certain employees to choose the shifts they want to work, providing them a greater sense of balance between their work and personal life, increasing both employee morale and the quality of patient care. This is especially beneficial for hospital employees who often work long, irregular hours.
How to Manage Self-Scheduling for Your Nursing Staff
March 27, 2020
Let’s face it, times have changed. You can now order groceries from your phone and have them delivered right to your doorstep, so it only makes sense that the way we handle our scheduling would evolve as well. In the days of manual scheduling, the weight of the world was on the Scheduler’s shoulders as they sifted through piles of documents and messy papers as they pieced together schedules for multiple units, only to have to redo the schedules multiple times whenever someone needed to make a slight modification. Not only has manual scheduling completely consumed the life of the scheduler, but it can also cause a rift as well as built up resentment between management and staff.
Safe Nurse Staffing is Critical to Proper Patient Care
March 11, 2020
Nurses play a monumental role in the healthcare field and continue to be at the forefront of our healthcare system. Due to their importance, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that nurses carry a large chunk of the operating costs, making them an easy target for reduced hours and other cutbacks. Unfortunately, those cutbacks come at the expense of patient care and well-being, especially when the remaining nurses are forced to work overtime to cover open shifts, leaving them fatigued and burned out. Therefore, maintaining safe nurse staffing levels are critical when it comes to preserving the overall quality of patient care, as well as keeping your nursing units in prime condition to provide the best care possible.