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Infographic: 4 Symptoms of Your Failing Emergency Department Scheduling System

If your emergency department is constructing physician schedules using spreadsheets or pen-and-paper, then it may be exhibiting four symptoms of a failing emergency department scheduling system.

MDsyncNET has developed an infographic to highlight the four symptoms of a failing emergency department scheduling system:

  • Increased patient wait times: patients languish while waiting for a specialist, HCAHPS scores drop, and ED throughput slows down
  • Surging physician frustration: Outdated schedules, complicated lookup requirements, and the lack of dependable communication increase frustration and burnout
  • Inefficient switchboard: physicians call the switchboard with questions, staff contact the wrong physicians, and staff morale takes a nosedive
  • Emergency department overcrowding: community trust is compromised, patient walk-outs decrease revenue, and the hospital receives lower CMS reimbursements

The prescription? Cloud-based scheduling software that is a single source of truth, with real-time schedules and shift tracking. Software replaces failing old-school methods and revives emergency department efficiency.

An electronic emergency department scheduling system provides a single source of truth for consistent scheduling communication, provides real-time schedules accessible from any device, ensures accurate shift tracking to support EMTALA compliance and auditing processes, and helps determine fair market value in physician contract negotiations.

MDsyncNET’s emergency department scheduling software delivers four advantages: low set-up fees, easy to use, a 98 percent adoption rate across hospital systems, and only one hour of training needed. Call 888-506-5061 to see how MDsyncNET can help you champion emergency department scheduling software in your facility.

You can download the PDF of the infographic here:

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