The Difference Between a Configured Nurse Scheduling Software Solution and Scheduling Apps

June 30, 2022

Apps can be useful for many things, like scheduling a ride to the airport, or ordering grocery delivery, but when it comes to healthcare staff scheduling, you need something more customizable, robust, and scalable. Apps are one-size-fits-all solutions, and they lack the configurable features and reporting capabilities you need. Schedule360 provides real solutions to staffing pain points, not just a band aid.

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Nurse scheduling is complex. You need 24/7 shift coverage while balancing multiple skill sets, preferences, and OT thresholds. Inefficient staff scheduling practices can plague the entire unit. Some of the major obstacle’s admins are facing include:

  • Costly agency dependence.
  • Excessive overtime for certain employees, while others are consistently below their target work hours.
  • Call-offs and the inconvenient and inefficient process of handling them.
  • Under-Utilized float pools.
  • Gaps in coverage strains resources, causing staff to feel overworked and miserable.
  • Changes to the schedule require schedulers to adjust staffing.
  • Overworked and under-appreciated staff have a direct negative result on patient care.
  • Communicating needs and safety protocols under stressful workflows, including change in processes based on urgent needs.
  • Over-messaging when searching for shift coverage or addressing urgent needs that may not apply to all contacts.

While you might get lucky and achieve a few small scheduling victories with a scheduling app, it’s not going to produce the powerful, sustainable results you’d get with a configurable scheduling software solution designed to meet your specific scheduling needs.

Schedule360 is Developed by Scheduling Experts

Schedule360 is a Best In KLAS™ web-based system that was developed by healthcare scheduling experts that are exclusively focused on helping you streamline and simplify your scheduling process, reduce labor costs, and ensure compliance. With over a decade of experience under our belt, we’ve listened to our valued clients to enhance Schedule360’s platform ensuring we can offer the most robust, user friendly, and flexible nurse scheduling software solution available.

We are not a one and done scheduling app. Unlike a one size fits all app, we are constantly receiving feedback from our schedulers and admins about features they need to make their scheduling process easier. New features are constantly being added that can be enabled or disabled as needed.

Speaking of features, here’s a small preview of what we offer:

  • Rules-Based Self-Scheduling
  • Messaging with Timestamps
  • Reporting and Analytics
  • Payroll Compiling
  • Employee Preferences and Time Off
  • License and Credential Tracking
  • Employee Survey Tool
  • Set Schedule Template
  • Float Pool Management
  • Overtime Alerts
  • Web-Based Punch In/Punch Out Time and Attendance Interface

Easy Implementation and Exceptional Customer Service

We know what you’re thinking, “but isn’t a scheduling app much easier to implement than an entire software solution?” Not at all! Schedule360 makes it ridiculously easy. As a secure, web-based scheduling solution, there is nothing to download or install. We do all the heavy lifting for you as the last thing we want to do is create more burdens for you to overcome. We assign a dedicated Schedule360 representative to work closely with you to get a better understanding of your scheduling needs.

We help with implementation, training, data entry, and we provide a configured demo upfront, so you can roll out the system on your own terms. Implementation doesn’t have to happen all at once. You can start with one unit, several units, or your entire facility. Unlike a scheduling app, with Schedule360 nurse scheduling software, you call the shots!

Schedule360 provides outstanding, ongoing customer support, with live operators available to assist you 24/7. You won’t get the same level of personal attention, guidance, and support, from a scheduling app.

Scheduling Intelligence in a Single Software Solution

Schedule360 can be configured to match select process needs for individual units and departments within organizations even though the entire facility may be utilizing the software. It can be configured differently unit per unit to suit complex unique needs at a dept level, and this goes for reporting capabilities too. What works for one department may not work for another, but you can get exactly what you need from Schedule360.

Using only the latest web and mobile technology tools, our applications keep you on the cutting edge of scheduling technology. We know scheduling and it shows in our software, but ultimately the choice is yours to make. You can opt for the temporary scheduling app and hope that you achieve positive results or rip the band aid off all at once and go with the solution that works now and will continue to work well into the future. If you’re tired of inefficient staff scheduling processes, have tried free scheduling apps that don’t work, or feel you need a solution, but you can’t imagine finding the time to implement a new process, contact us for a configured demo. With Schedule360’s unmatched features in staff scheduling and reporting, you can streamline your workflows for better efficiency and optimize your staff for better patient care. Staff scheduling doesn’t have to be stressful. Let’s talk today.

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