Optimized schedules are the key to the success of any business, and that rings true with medical groups both large and small. An optimized scheduling method in a smaller medical practice is especially necessary to ensure the right amount of providers are available to patients at any time of day.
If you’re the schedule creator in a smaller medical group, creating the schedule probably isn’t your primary role. It’s likely you’re wearing a lot of hats throughout the day. Wouldn’t it be great if you could put out a schedule that keeps providers and patients happy while growing your practice? Here are a few ways smarter scheduling can help you grow your business. Hint: the secret is in automated scheduling.
Streamlining scheduling benefits everyone
Whether you’re a specialized group in a large hospital or a privately-owned emergency department, a schedule that puts providers where they need to be is your top priority. How can patients get the care they need if there aren’t enough providers on the clock?
If you’re manually creating a schedule, either in a spreadsheet or on paper, you’re wasting valuable time.
No more flipping through calendars
With all of your data in one spot in a scheduling software, there’s no need to flip through calendars to see who’s available. You can know who’s available at the click of your mouse.
Initially, when you set up your scheduling software, you enter in all of your metrics: each provider’s required number of hours or shifts, which provider doesn’t work nights, a nurse who needs to get her kids at 3:00 pm on Mondays. It’s all there and automatically taken into account when the algorithm generates your schedule, with little to no conflicts and a truly optimized schedule.
On-call staff accessible when needed
If your department requires you to schedule providers on call or on backup, it can be a pain to schedule the call/backup in a manner that is fair and that allows sufficient time off before and after the call. A scheduling solution can simplify this process.
Patient satisfaction and quality care
Better schedules lead to higher patient satisfaction and quality care, which leads to your practice seeing patients for years to come. Smarter scheduling methods, like Shift Admin’s state-of-the-art solution, can help your patients and your business thrive. What are you waiting for?
If you’re still creating the schedule by hand or you’re using a software that isn’t tailored to your group’s needs, stop wasting time and start using a smarter system. Let’s schedule a demo today!