Historically, the approach to provider scheduling can best be described as “divide and conquer.” Using this tactic, physicians are often clustered by practice group or by specialty. For example, physicians from a particular radiology group have one call schedule and anesthesiologists from a different group have another. When each independently sends its schedule to the emergency department, staff are forced to consult multiple schedules when trying to reach the right physician. In other words, the divide and conquer approach may seem efficient at first glance, but ultimately it causes more problems than it solves.
In today’s healthcare landscape, enterprise-wide scheduling delivers greater efficiencies to hospitals and health systems. The benefits are threefold:
In many ways, enterprise-wide scheduling is the missing link that hospitals and health systems need to ensure that administrators, providers, and schedulers are on the same proverbial page. Having that single source of truth across multiple departments and locations creates a seamless approach to personnel deployment that the “divide and conquer” approach will never achieve.
MDsyncNET’s cloud-based enterprise-wide scheduling software delivers four advantages: low set-up fees, simple to learn, a single source of truth, and painless scheduling swaps. Call 888-506-5061 to see how MDsyncNET can help you streamline your organization’s provider scheduling.