When I began my career at Adjuvant, I needed to find my passion for the industry. How the hell do you find passion for creating, maintaining, and publishing call schedules? I will be honest, it took me awhile
Why an On Call Schedule Calendar Company Emerged
I was constantly asking myself the question, why on-call, why physician scheduling, why work with doctors in the first place? That is a good question, most of them are almost impossible to get ahold of, very close with their money, and are not the quickest decision makers.
Still looking for passion, I first centered around creating good software, after all, we are a software company, right? I also developed a passion for running a good business, after all, I am a businessman, right?
And then I started talking to not only current customers of ours but more importantly new prospects who were sharing stories about why they were calling us.
The Importance of Managing a Doctor On Call Schedule
Would you believe me if I told you that the physician on-call schedule is one of the most important schedules with the clinic and the hospital? Here's why;
- How can you schedule staff and patients until you know where the Doctor is or is not?
- Why would you need support services like x-ray and lab if there is not a Doctor available to see patients?
- Who is needed most in the Emergency Department at every hospital in the US?
- Who is needed the most during a complicated delivery or procedure?
Inside of every square in an on-call calendar, there is a person's name. That name represents a trained medical doctor who will drop everything and come and help you when they are called. Some of them will be so busy with calls that they will sleep at the hospital until they are relieved. This is the person who is going to help my family member when they show up at 3:00 am in the morning at my local hospital with chest pains or after a car accident.
On-call doctors and professionals are unsung heroes and deserve to be treated that way. This is where I found my passion. I realized that our company doesn't just make software or try to convince doctors to become more efficient with their time, our software makes sure that when you need them the most, the doctor is there, no matter what day or time. We help professionals save lives.
On Call Calendar is More Than Just a Calendar
I am certain that there have been instances, especially with our OB/Gyn clients when the information in our system allowed for a process to be expedited. This is when the difference between 1 and 5 minutes could be the difference between life and death. We helped!
The on-call schedule is more than just a calendar, it is some of the most valuable and useful information that a hospital and clinic have. If you are the person that creates, maintains, and publishes doctors' call schedules, please remember how important your job is.
If you are a physician who is taking call assignments, please know that we take our job and yours very seriously and will continue to do whatever we can to make sure that you are in the right place at the right time. Oh, and by the way, thank you.
I can't say that enough.