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Why You Should Update Your Scheduling Software in 2021

Posted by Shift Admin on November 13, 2018 at 7:01 AM

Updated: September 2020

To say that 2020 has been challenging would be a vast understatement on many people’s part. The unprecedented nature of this year has brought with it many never-before-seen hurdles, many of which could not have been cleared without the determination, selflessness, and strength of medical professionals throughout the nation and around the world.

And now, as we find ourselves nearing the other side of many of these hurdles, many of us are turning our eyes toward the quickly approaching new year (only three months away — can you believe it?) and identifying ways that we can make it better and easier for all of us. 

Aside from setting personal goals, what would you say is the biggest hurdle you face at work? As a group administrator, you have a lot on your plate, and 2021 will be the year you conquer all of your tasks more efficiently. Let’s take a look at how one simple upgrade can transform the way your group operates.

Update the Way You Create Schedules

It probably crosses your mind when you’re working on the schedule, combing through piles of time-off requests, navigating conflicts, and scrambling when there’s a hole in the schedule: “There has to be a better way.” We’re here to tell you there is! Utilizing smart scheduling software can help you create more equitable schedules and save you countless hours in the process.

Ditch the spreadsheets and sticky notes and kick off the new year with a new, efficient way of accomplishing your scheduling tasks.

Learn More: Making the Case for a Scheduling Software Upgrade

Foster More Convenient Communication

How do you communicate with your group? In-person? Email? Text? That’s a lot of different conversations to keep in mind. And when there’s a gap in the schedule, how do you fill it? Send out a mass email and hope someone bites? That method comes with more than its fair share of uncertainty.

Shift Admin features a communication platform that includes secure email and text messaging (from within the system) that allows schedulers to create a fair, equitable, and complete schedule much easier.

Make Your Schedules More Accessible

Most scheduling software interfaces require added effort to create, update, and distribute your team’s schedule. Allow providers to easily know when they’re working, staff to always know who’s on call, and administrators to see the schedule using easy-to-navigate web-based software. Employees can easily access their schedule on their handheld devices through the mobile application, sync their schedule with their preferred calendar application (i.e., iCal, Outlook, Sunbird, etc.), and view and share it with a read-only link. This means updates can be seen in real-time.

Easily Integrate Your Scheduling Software with Third-Party Payroll

Integration not only ensures a balanced and equitable schedule, but it makes running custom reports, time tracking, and payroll easier because all the needed information is readily available in the system. Shift Admin makes it easy to quickly retrieve the most up-to-date information out of the scheduling system, integrating with several other essential facility software.

See how easy it is to get started using the best scheduling software on the market. Book a demo with our team by clicking the button below and start next year off on the right, more efficient foot.


Topics: Physician Scheduling