One of the most valuable assets to physicians and nurses in a healthcare organization is time, so their work schedules need to be productive for them and the patients without inducing stress. Healthcare can take a cue from the trend arising in other industries–several national businesses have recently made changes to their scheduling policies, usually based on concerns from employees whose sporadic work schedules became too difficult to handle. The Gap, Inc. will soon end the practice
You and your clinicians probably groan aloud at the thought of implementing another software product. However, they probably have the same reaction to their shift schedule each month, and you have to admit that the constant complaints to your department about the current scheduling software are tiring. An efficient physician scheduling solution can offer some benefits that you may not want to pass up, even if it does mean taking on another product: 1. Option to
Communication is valuable in all healthcare teams in all its forms – between clinical teams, as well as between the administration and clinicians. Often, a breakdown in communication leads to a trail of other issues within the organization, from clinical mistakes to low staff retention rates. Below are some suggested steps for streamlining communication within a healthcare organization. 1. Request real, honest feedback Whoever is leading the attempt to streamline communication should first gather feedback from administrators and
Studies have shown that more physicians and nurses than ever are suffering from burnout–a combination of working long shifts in succession, the mental and physical strain of caring for patients while tired, or even exhausted, and little to no work/life balance. More than half of physicians who participated in a recent Studer Group survey believe their administration has the power to reverse this spread of burnout, and that those leaders simply aren’t doing enough. Those physicians also
A recent survey by CIT Group found that 70% of healthcare executives have plans to invest more in technology systems this year. Electronic health records (EHRs) and appointment scheduling software are often discussed, but there is one area of health technology that we’d venture to say isn’t mentioned as often as it should be. Effective physician scheduling solutions are providing valuable time and cost saving benefits to medical organizations of all kinds by allowing their teams to