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Scheduling Software for Urgent Care: How to Choose the Right Solution

Posted by Shift Admin on December 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM

On the hunt for a new solution for urgent care scheduling? Look once, and you’ll find that there’s no shortage of options on the market, each of which advertises its own set of unique benefits that promise to solve any and all scheduling problems.

But will they solve yours?

It can be overwhelming to sift through all that’s out there, so it helps to know where to look. Here are some helpful tips for dialing in on just the right one.

Look for scheduling software that accommodates ALL of your staff.

First things first: the scheduling solution that you choose should be capable of handling schedules for all of the different positions that you’re scheduling. Urgent care is unique in that you have physicians, APPs, nurses, techs, and front office staff to consider. Your new schedule generation process should be able to handle it all.

Look for a solution that accommodates multiple urgent care facilities.

When you manage schedules for more than one location, it’s simply unrealistic to even consider scheduling software that doesn’t enable you to manage them all in one place. You need a tool that helps you be as efficient as possible, and an inability to manage multiple facility schedules on a single user-friendly platform works directly against that.

Choose one that is customizable and versatile.

Can the scheduling solution that you have your sights set on be customized to accommodate all of your rules and requests? Also, is it versatile enough to keep up with rotating schedule patterns, moonlighters, per diem, and holiday schedules? Your scheduling needs are unique, and you deserve software that answers to them without a hitch.

Pick an urgent care scheduling solution that does more than just generate schedules.

Modern scheduling software has evolved to include far more than just their core schedule generation functions. Some of these include payroll tracking, communication interfaces, and more.

Regardless of the solutions that you are considering, it all comes down to whether or not what you choose works for you and what you need it to do. These tips are a great place to start, but the rest is up to you and your department.

And if your search is proving to be a difficult one, let us make it easy for you to decide. Click the button below to schedule your own Shift Admin demo to see what our world-class, award-winning scheduling software is capable of.



Topics: Urgent Care Staff Scheduling