Human error has been attributed to some of the most infamous disasters in history, including the Challenger space shuttle accident and the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor incident. A further look at some of these errors point to a disruption within the circadian rhythm, mostly caused by shift work.
After medical students finish school, many times they brace for their residency. They know these apprenticeships have the reputation of long shifts that leave residents physically and mentally exhausted. This means schedulers have the challenge of combining the resident’s shift preferences with the larger team’s preferences and needs, which are, typically, on opposite ends of the spectrum.
As a scheduler for your hospital, you have one goal: quickly create a schedule that works for providers and your hospital. Your job keeps the hospital running and helps to attract and retain top talent. While the marching orders may be clear, the process is not. You must be able to manage many moving parts and different personalities with ease.
Beyond powerful scheduling, there are many features within Shift Admin that enable seamless integration to improve workflow, increase efficiency, and reduce human error. Today we are focusing on how to integrate your provider schedule with existing hospital services.
The healthcare industry is no stranger to innovation. Medical professionals innovate new methods for treating patients and curing diseases every day. However, when it comes to innovating the processes and tools used to provide excellent patient care, the industry has been slower to act.
Many hospitals and clinics address rising demands by hiring additional providers and office staff when they could save time and money with innovative, technology-forward processes.
Today we are reviewing several top hospital systems that are resistant to change and the innovative technologies they can’t afford to ignore.