Atlanta Fertility Clinic Adopts New Staff Scheduling Software
Four ACRM locations streamline nurse scheduling with ScheduleAnywhere
Fargo, N.D. (March 7, 2019) – Atlas Business Solutions, Inc. announced today that the Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine, Atlanta, Ga., has implemented ScheduleAnywhere as their clinical service’s staff scheduling solution. ScheduleAnywhere online employee scheduling software makes it possible to schedule and coordinate with employees from any computer or mobile device.
ScheduleAnywhere replaces the clinic’s Excel spreadsheet scheduling method and provides real-time communication across the facility’s four locations. With the new software system, schedules can be developed, managed and viewed remotely by anyone with permission and shared with employees and administrators at each clinic.
“Before we began using ScheduleAnywhere, I would develop the schedule in a spreadsheet and email it to everyone,” said Mikesha Middlebrook, director of nursing at ACRM. “Every time there were changes, I’d create a new PDF and send out the revised schedule. If the nurses weren’t referring to the most current schedule, they would go to the wrong location. Now, I create one schedule online and everyone is notified when it’s posted.”
Nurses have 24/7 access to the most current schedule via ScheduleAnywhere’s mobile app. They also can submit cover, swap, time-off and other schedule requests online. The appropriate manager is notified and can see whether the request conflicts with any previously-scheduled shift. The manager can accept or deny the request, and the schedule is immediately updated to reflect changes. Only the nurse or nurses whose schedule is affected by a change will receive a notification.
ScheduleAnywhere tracks attributes such as skills and certifications and allows managers to communicate with individuals, or a select group of employees, to fill open shifts with qualified personnel.
“When someone calls in sick, I am responsible for filling that shift,” said Middlebrook. “With ScheduleAnywhere, I can pull up the schedule on my phone, scroll through to see who is scheduled at each clinic and send a text asking someone to come in or advising a nurse to report to a different location. Now, I spend less time managing staffing issues, so I have more time to focus on day-to-day operations.”
Additionally, ScheduleAnywhere performs staffing calculations based on census counts or acuity numbers and calculates hours per patient day to ensure proper shift coverage and staffing ratios. Managers can enter staffing requirements and instantly see whether they have too few or too many employees scheduled and can check coverage by skill, position, shift, department or location.
ScheduleAnywhere is online employee scheduling software developed by Atlas Business Solutions. This Software as a Service (SaaS) works for any business that schedules shifts, including public safety, healthcare, energy, government, retail and business services.
The software ensures proper shift coverage, eliminates scheduling conflicts, estimates payroll costs, tracks certifications and training, and manages shift rotations, staff availability, overtime and time-off requests. Free trial accounts are available, and pricing is based on the number of employees scheduled. More information: Atlas Business Solutions, Inc., 3330 Fiechtner Drive, SW, Suite 200, Fargo, ND 58103; 800-874-8801; www.scheduleanywhere.com; email@example.com
About Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine
Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine provides full diagnostic testing and all therapies for state-of-the-art infertility treatment, as well as full evaluations and treatment of polycystic ovarian disease, premature ovarian insufficiency, hirsutism, recurrent pregnancy loss, endometriosis, and complicated reproductive hormone problems. Additionally, the clinic offers psychological counseling, acupuncture, and nutritional counseling services. ACRM fertility centers are based in Atlanta, Ga. with four office locations in the Atlanta area. More information: Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine, 5909 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 600, Atlanta, Ga. 30328; 770-928-2276; www.atlantainfertility.com
About Atlas Business Solutions
Atlas Business Solutions, Inc. is a leading developer of easy-to-learn, easy-to-use, and affordable business management software. Founded in 1991, the company is recognized as an industry leader in employee scheduling software and was named one of Software Magazine’s Top 500 Software Companies in 2004 through 2007, and 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. More information: Atlas Business Solutions, Inc., 3330 Fiechtner Drive, SW, Suite 200, Fargo, ND 58103; 800-874-8801; ; firstname.lastname@example.org