FARGO, ND - April 26, 2012 - Atlas Business Solutions, Inc. (ABS) announced today that Flowers Hospital of Dothan, Alabama has selected ScheduleAnywhere as its online nurse scheduling software for its network of 650 nursing staff. Flowers Hospital staff and managers will benefit from the real-time access to schedule information and communication tools.
Flowers Hospital used to schedule nurses with an Excel-based system, which was cumbersome and prone to error. Nurse managers would spend countless hours, across multiple days, to prepare nurse schedules. "It became more difficult to schedule our nursing staff using Excel spreadsheets, especially with the constant changes to the schedule," said Charles Tew, assistant director of nursing of Flowers Hospital. "As we compared scheduling software, ScheduleAnywhere's ease of use, reporting capabilities and competitive pricing structure made choosing ScheduleAnywhere easy."
ScheduleAnywhere gives Flowers Hospital staff real-time access to staff schedules, allowing nurse managers and scheduling coordinators to make informed staffing decisions based on current schedule data. Whether dealing with a call-off or filling a shift to meet census requirements, management can access schedule data from anywhere and find the right person with the right skills to fulfill their needs. By using advanced features like coverage watches, staffing requirements, and hours per patient day and staff hours calculations, ScheduleAnywhere has greatly simplified the nurse scheduling process and eliminated manual scheduling errors.
Managing Nurse Schedules Online
ScheduleAnywhere online nurse scheduling software allows nursing staff to login, see when they work, submit schedule and time-off requests, and manage their communication profiles from anywhere. Managers can go online to view the most current schedule information. If there are staffing needs to be filled, or important information to be shared, managers can use ScheduleAnywhere's outbound communication tool to send text and email messages to all employees or an appropriate or qualified group of employees.
"We are very pleased to add Flowers Hospital to our growing list of healthcare customers," said Jon Forknell, vice president and general manager of Atlas Business Solutions. "ScheduleAnywhere has proven to be the ideal choice for many 24/7, shift-based organizations concerned with improving efficiency, but require a price point that is budget friendly. We look forward to continuing our growth within healthcare, as well as our other vertical markets."
What is ScheduleAnywhere
ScheduleAnywhere is online employee scheduling software from Atlas Business Solutions that includes everything a manager needs to quickly and easily create and manage employee work schedules online. This Software as a Service (SaaS) helps ensure proper shift coverage, eliminate scheduling conflicts, manage shift rotations, track time-off and hours scheduled, handle staff availability and time-off requests, track skills and certifications, and estimate payroll costs. With real-time access to schedules, ScheduleAnywhere assists thousands of managers and businesses daily by saving them time and helping reduce unnecessary overtime. ScheduleAnywhere is ideal for both small businesses and large corporations. For more information, visit www.scheduleanywhere.com.
About Flowers Hospital
Flowers Hospital has served the healthcare needs of the Wiregrass for over 60 years. The facility is not only an important resource for the Dothan community, it also serves as a major tertiary referral center for the Tri-State area of south Alabama, southwest Georgia, and northwest Florida. By combining responsible personnel of approximately 1,200 employees, modern equipment and supplies, effective management, sophisticated support services, up-to-date professional education programs, and a staff of over 250 exceptional physicians, Flowers Hospital is able to assure patients of quality healthcare. Flowers Hospital currently scores in the top 1% on process-of-care, or "core" measures, in the United States, as developed and rated by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The hospital achieves top quality scores across four clinical areas: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention.
Atlas Business Solutions, Inc. (ABS) is a leading provider of easy-to-learn, easy-to-use, and affordable business software. Since 1991, ABS has helped customers directly reduce costs, save time and streamline business processes by providing employee scheduling software, human resource software, appointment scheduling software, and business plan software. ABS was named one of Software Magazine's Top 500 Software Companies in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.