Fargo, ND - September 20, 2016 - Atlas Business Solutions, Inc. announced today that Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, Ohio has adopted ScheduleAnywhere to manage work schedules for up to 1,000 of its healthcare staff. Since changing from their old employee scheduling software, the medical facility has seen a dramatic increase in the speed of scheduling, minimized errors and improved their overall nurse scheduling process.
Hospitals and medical centers, such as Firelands Regional Medical Center, are forced to juggle shifts 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. There are a variety of departments that need proper staffing and hundreds of employees need to know when to show up for work. Trying to honor each of their schedule requests, while ensuring proper patient care, used to take a tremendous amount of time and work.
"Prior to ScheduleAnywhere, I had someone in the office 8-12 hours a week working on schedules and now I don't even need her 8 hours a month," said Beth A. Hartz, MSN, RN-BC and Director of 3 Tower Nursing and Infusion Center.
In the past, Firelands Regional Medical Center was using an outdated scheduling program running on an AS/400 server. The software worked in a similar manner to a spreadsheet. Employee data could be copied forward by creating new schedules. However, once schedules were made, they were unable to be changed. If there was a shift change, the staff had to change it on up to six different schedules because each shift was on two separate schedules for the same time period.
"Our old process was labor intensive and prone to mistakes," Hartz said.
Now, with ScheduleAnywhere, the staff has improved accountability when it comes to trading and keeping schedules organized. Nurses have more flexibility to manage their own schedule.
Reporting has also become easier. ScheduleAnywhere's built-in tools and reports save a tremendous amount of time and allow for staff to focus on jobs unrelated to scheduling.
The staff appreciate the switch to ScheduleAnywhere, too. They are glad to have an app for their phones and love how easy it is to maneuver through the site and access shifts schedules from anywhere.
What is ScheduleAnywhere?
ScheduleAnywhere is online employee scheduling software from Atlas Business Solutions. This Software as a Service (SaaS) works for any business that schedules shifts, including healthcare, public safety, energy, government and business services. The software ensures proper shift coverage, eliminates scheduling conflicts, manages shift rotations, tracks time-off and hours scheduled, handles staff availability and time-off requests, tracks skills and certifications, and estimates payroll costs. ScheduleAnywhere is used by thousands of managers and businesses daily to streamline the employee scheduling process. Free trial accounts are available and pricing is based on the number of employees scheduled. For more information, please visit www.scheduleanywhere.com.
About Firelands Regional Medical Center
Firelands Regional Medical Center is one of the largest and most comprehensive resources in Ohio. This is the result of the combination of what was once three separate medical centers. With locations in the counties of Erie, Sandusky, Ottawa and Huron, the medical center serves over 300,000 residents. The mission is to be the healthcare provider of choice for physicians, their patients, and volunteers and employees as they strive together to improve the health of those they serve. To learn more, visit firelands.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 as one of Software Magazine's Top 500 Software Companies in 2004 through 2007, 2010, 2013 and again in 2014.