November 1, 2018 – In many hospitals across the country, nurse scheduling is still being done on basic spreadsheets or even pen and paper, with managers using little more than intuition, guesswork, or simply the previous schedule period to plan the appropriate number and type of staff to match patient volume. In a time of innovative technology, the complicated task of creating a nursing schedule continues to steal valuable time from nurse managers, cause frustration, and create last-minute staffing chaos.
There is a variety of nurse scheduling software solutions on the market designed to improve the process, but the truth is not all are created equal. Many fall short of expectations, forcing users to find workarounds, defeating its intended purpose. When searching for healthcare staff scheduling software, there are three things to know.
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