March 6, 2020
Nurse Overtime is Busting Your Unit’s Budget
Healthcare facilities are constantly under pressure to reduce costs. Since nurses comprise a large percentage of the labor costs, they’re often the first to get scrutinized under the financial microscope. However, laying off or reducing the numbers of these vital staff members would be detrimental to the quality of patient care and would result in multiple negative ramifications.
Feature Highlight-Vacation Notes
February 26, 2020
The process of approving time-off requests and trying to keep scheduling fair can be a big challenge for schedulers. Often there are reasons why you have to deny requests, but it's not always clear to staff what those reasons are. And sometimes the requests themselves need a little explaining, but until now there wasn't an easy way to pass along notes regarding time off requests and scheduling accommodations.
Myths in Healthcare Scheduling
February 20, 2020
Change can be difficult for some organizations to embrace, including the healthcare industry. This is especially true for those who have been doing something a specific way for several years, such as how they create staff schedules. It doesn’t matter that what they’re doing isn’t efficient or convenient, still, they trudge along believing that it’s easier to continue doing what they’ve always done rather than trying something new, even though it might greatly benefit their organization in a positive way.
How to Manage 24-HR Shift Scheduling Without Losing Your Mind
February 14, 2020
If you’re in the healthcare industry, then you know it’s typically not a 9 to 5 job, as there are always going to be people who need care outside of the traditional work hours. If you’re a scheduler, then you know how challenging it can be to handle scheduling for 24-hour shifts, especially when dealing with absences and last minute call ins, scheduled time off requests, and making sure you have the right employees scheduled for the appropriate shifts. There are loads of employees and paperwork to keep track of, multiple departments and specialties to schedule, and a serious need to be able to do everything seamlessly and efficiently.
Can Nurse Self-Scheduling Reduce Turnover?
February 11, 2020
Nursing can be a challenge, both mentally and physically. Providing patient care, assuring family members, and keeping up with the newest procedures can all lead to fatigue and burnout. This is especially true when nurses are asked repeatedly to pick up extra shifts, work overtime, or cover for another nurse at the last minute. These working conditions often lead to nurse turnover and it is becoming a fairly common problem, and the cost can be significant.
Best Defense Against Flu: Adaptive Healthcare Staffing Schedule
January 30, 2020
During flu season, the status of your employees’ health can change on a dime, leaving staffing managers in a complicated and stressful situation as they scramble to find last minute replacements.
Does the Security of Your Workforce Management Software Measure Up?
January 27, 2020
You’ve already heard about the amazing benefits that Schedule360’s workforce management software can bring to the table, but perhaps you are needing a little reassurance that your vital information won’t be jeopardized before you commit.
The Financial Impact of Outdated Scheduling Methods on Your Company
January 13, 2020
Scheduling is a major part of any organization, so it probably won’t come as much of a shock for those involved in scheduling to learn that the largest expense of any business organization is the cost of keeping it staffed, especially when scheduling for multiple departments or clinic locations. When scheduling isn’t done efficiently, it can result in negative consequences for both the staff and the business.
API Integration with Schedule360
January 9, 2020
Schedule360 is able to integrate with many other software applications, creating a bridge between your scheduling software and the other software applications you use. With this integration, Schedule360 users can experience the power of Schedule360’s robust platform, while seamlessly exchanging data with other software applications.
Updated For 2021: Flu Shot Clinic Scheduling
December 23, 2019
Schedule360’s rule-based scheduling software helps ensure that only those pharmacists and staff with the proper credentials are scheduled into provider slots, simplifying your entire flu shot labor scheduling process. On-Site Flu Shot Clinic While getting a flu shot sounds simple enough, people are busier than ever these days and don’t always have the time to schedule an appointment with their primary care physician to get their annual flu shot. This is one of the biggest reasons why walk-in flu shot clinics are becoming such a popular option. Although there are numerous benefits of receiving your flu shot at pharmacies or onsite flu clinics, for the pharmacist who has been tasked with creating and operating this type of stand-alone or community area flu shot clinic, it can seem like a daunting and overwhelming task, leaving them to wonder, “How can I schedule my staff and, more importantly, do I have enough qualified staff to meet the demand for both a flu shot clinic and the needs of my store?”