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Benefits That Scheduling Automation Brings to Healthcare

Posted by Shift Admin on February 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM

In an industry that demands efficiency, accuracy, and consistency around the clock, your group needs a staff scheduling software that works. Using a web-based solution to automate schedule creation can significantly simplify your department’s management processes. Here are just a few benefits you can expect when you choose to automate your schedule creation.

Customized Automation

Often times, writing a fully-staffed, error-free schedule can feel like a very complicated puzzle. While it’s essential that every piece is placed where it belongs, some puzzles contain thousands of pieces and can take entirely too long to complete. When you choose automation software, however, you’re utilizing world-class algorithms that know exactly where each and every piece goes every single time, regardless of how big and complicated your unique puzzle may be.

There are plenty of off-the-shelf options when it comes to scheduling software, but ours is designed to suit any specialty or group size. Our automation software is 100% customizable and endlessly configurable, allowing schedulers to enter all of their department’s unique rules and requests, each of which can be weighted by the priority level it holds against the other rules and requests to create a solution (your schedule) that fits like a glove. Do you need to create a recurring meeting for certain users on the third Monday of every month? Does one of your users prefer to work every Monday and Wednesday and be off Tuesday and Thursday? Nothing is too complicated with a fully customizable solution.

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Do our default settings not satisfy your and your physician’s needs? Not to worry. Our software engineers can work with you to help create customized rules that are specific to your scheduling needs.

Efficiency and Accessibility

Let’s face it: when it comes to creating a schedule for an entire department of physicians manually, there just isn’t enough time in the day. Your organization is fast-paced and, therefore, demands a scheduling software that can keep up.

That’s where automation comes into play. What once used to take days can now be accomplished in a matter of minutes. Not only that, but many scheduling solutions are 100% web-based. Being 100% web-based means that your scheduling software can double as both a communication and document management platform. Users can update and access scheduling information in real-time, allowing them to know when they’re working, know who’s on call, know when there’s a shift available for pick-up, and can select from an extensive menu of alert options to receive updates as much or as little as they prefer. Furthermore, you can easily share a link to your schedule with family and sync with your preferred mobile calendar application, making it that much easier to access and share the most up-to-date version of your personal schedule and/or your group’s schedule at all times.

Accuracy and Consistency

Manual schedule creation is not only time consuming, but it also leaves room for error. An automated schedule generator solves the schedule creation puzzle for you, helping you create a fully-optimized provider schedule in a matter of minutes.  Should a conflict of rules occur during generation, our powerful solution leans on weighted rules and prioritized requests to make intelligent decisions accurately and efficiently.

If scheduling simplification and efficient department management processes are what you seek, look no further. Click below to learn how Shift Admin can do that and more.

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Topics: Modern Scheduling