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Facilitating Growth With Smarter, Scalable Medical Staff Scheduling

Posted by Shift Admin on October 23, 2018 at 6:50 AM

Updated: July 24, 2020

As is in any medical practice, optimized, automated procedures for smaller groups have proven time and time again to be an effective means of medical scheduling. They ensure that the correct amount of providers is available for patients at any time of day and that those providers are not overworked to the point of burnout.

But did you know that they can also facilitate growth for your group? Here’s how.

Smarter medical staff scheduling benefits everyone.

From the provider all the way to the patient, automated medical scheduling exists to serve the needs of practices and groups of all sizes and specialties. Optimization of the schedule by means of intelligent technology improves patient safety and ensures that those on the job are not susceptible to dangerous (sometimes life-threatening) burnout.

It’s efficient.

Switching over to new, more sophisticated scheduling software saves you tons of time on the schedule creation process, and it also allows you to create a centralized place where you can manage all aspects of provider management. That includes capacity, vacation time requests, shift switch requests, special scheduling requests, and so much more. This function plays a vital role in keeping providers happy and keeping them out of the reach of burnout.

It provides enhanced accessibility.

Gain access to and utilize all staff types when needed, including physicians, nurses, APPs, on-call staff, per diem providers, and locums. No more manually flipping through calendars and other outdated scheduling methods — software tools and reporting features can now give you a clear picture of your group, those working within it, and what is necessary for the growth of your practice.

And most importantly, it’s scalable.

When it comes to medical scheduling, you need software that caters to your vision for growth — something that grows with you as your needs expand. Thinking about adding new staff down the line? Maybe a new location or two? Investing in medical staff scheduling software now will make it that much easier to attain those goals when the time comes. Better yet, invest in software that is designed with that type of growth already in mind.

Have you decided that it’s time to adopt new software to facilitate the type of growth for which you’re headed? Need help making the right decisions? Click below to download your Scheduling Software Buyer’s Guide!

Topics: Physician Scheduling