Oswego Health Adopts New Staff Scheduling Software
Healthcare facility streamlines nurse scheduling with ScheduleAnywhere
Fargo, N.D. (November 5, 2018) – Atlas Business Solutions, Inc. announces that Oswego Health, of Oswego, N.Y., a healthcare innovator for over 130 years, has implemented ScheduleAnywhere as their nursing department’s staff scheduling solution. ScheduleAnywhere online business software makes it possible to schedule and coordinate with employees from any computer or mobile device.
The software replaces Oswego Health’s existing Excel spreadsheet nurse scheduling method. Previously, the schedule was located on the facility’s shared hard drive, with on-site only accessibility. Under the new software system, schedules can be developed, managed and viewed remotely by anyone with access.
“Prior to implementing the new software, the schedule was a shared document, so if someone had it open the scheduler couldn’t make changes to it,” said Alissa Miceli, medical surgical services administrative assistant, who manages the schedules for over 100 staff members. “If an employee had questions about the schedule they would have to either come to the hospital to view it or call and have someone check it for them. With ScheduleAnywhere, I can make changes at any time, and staff can view the most recent schedule from any location.”
ScheduleAnywhere has improved communication and streamlined schedule request and shift coverage processes. The software’s integrated messaging system allows managers to create a message and send it instantly to individuals, all employees, or a select group of employees, such as those qualified and available to fill open shifts. Additionally, the software offers a coverage watch feature to ensure proper staffing levels and compliance. Managers can enter staffing requirements and instantly see whether too many or too few employees are scheduled. Staffing levels can be adjusted daily, and coverage can be filtered by shift, position, department or location.
“I have found coverage watch extremely helpful and one of the best features of the scheduling software,” Miceli said. “I can see at a glance which days require more people and whether each shift is sufficiently covered. I have also found the ability to track certifications and skills helpful because I receive alerts when employees are about to lapse in a certification.”
Additionally, ScheduleAnywhere allows visibility of multiple schedules across the entire organization. This ensures there are no scheduling conflicts or double booking of an employee who works in multiple departments or locations.
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 Oswego Health
Oswego Health system is a not-for-profit healthcare facility that offers acute medical, emergency, surgical, maternity and behavioral health services. Located in Oswego, New York, the 164-bed acute care facility provides occupational health, cardiology, orthopedics, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and physical therapy. In addition, the health system’s hospital and adjacent Health Services Center offer urgent care, lab services, medical imaging and women’s services. More information: Oswego Health, 110 W 6th St., Oswego, NY 13126; 315-349-5511; www.oswegohealth.org
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 and 2017. More information: Atlas Business Solutions, Inc., 3330 Fiechtner Drive, SW, Suite 200, Fargo, ND 58103; 800-874-8801; www.abs-usa.com; firstname.lastname@example.org