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On Call Schedule: More than just a piece of paper!

Posted by Amy Engebretson on Fri, Oct 21, 2011 @ 04:53 PM

Where the “rubber meets the road”: the On-Call Schedule and the Patient.
I hear Schedulers everyday referring to rules, fairness, tallies, and pleasing the physicians. When we are up to our elbows “alligators”, sometimes we forget that the schedule is much more than a set of abbreviations in a date-square.

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Topics: on-call software, physician scheduling software, on call schedulers

How to Piss Off Your Scheduler!

Posted by Amy Engebretson on Fri, Jul 15, 2011 @ 05:04 PM

20 items that contribute to Scheduler BurnOut
Collected from the real-life stories from the frontlines of Scheduling, here is a list of what busy people do without thinking.

If you want to see your scheduler longing for the hammock, tryout some of the following items:

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Topics: on-call software, doctor scheduling software, on call scheduler

Physicians Go Mobile with iCal Schedules

Posted by Amy Engebretson on Wed, Mar 16, 2011 @ 10:34 AM

FAQ from Providers regarding getting Call Schedules, iCalendars, and SmartPhones
What is an iCal subscription?
iCal is an Internet Calendar Subscription link which you can use to subscribe to a calendar. Once in place, you can view that calendar in Outlook 2007 and various on-line iCalendars such as Google.

iCal links are great for Physicians who are constantly on the go. The iCal “feeds” are periodically updated according to the frequency set in the "target" calendar application (such as Outlook) so the views are always current.

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Topics: physician scheduling, on-call software, iCal subscription

5 Keys to Effective On Call Software Training

Posted by Amy Engebretson on Wed, Feb 23, 2011 @ 01:42 PM

The quickest, easiest way to learn new physican scheduling software is working one-to-one with an expert. Your "personal trainer" can guide you to be sure everything is covered and can interactively answer questions unique to your situation. There is no need to scour manuals to point you in the right direction for your particular questions.

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Topics: physician scheduling, on-call software