Intrigma Blog

How To Streamline Communication Within Healthcare Organizations

Posted by Intrigma on 1/19/17 10:00 AM


Communication is valuable in all healthcare teams in all its forms - between clinical teams, as well as between the administration and clinicians. Often, a breakdown in communication leads to a trail of other issues within the organization, from clinical mistakes to low staff retention rates.

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Topics: Physician scheduling, communication in healthcare teams

Fight Burnout With Effective Physician Scheduling

Posted by Intrigma on 1/16/17 8:00 AM


Studies have shown that more physicians and nurses than ever are suffering from burnout--a combination of working long shifts in succession, the mental and physical strain of caring for patients while tired, or even exhausted, and little to no work/life balance.

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Topics: Physician scheduling

Why A Physician Scheduling Solution Is A Worthy Health IT Investment

Posted by Intrigma on 1/12/17 11:05 AM


A recent survey by CIT Group found that 70% of healthcare executives have plans to invest more in technology systems this year.

Electronic health records (EHRs) and appointment scheduling software are often discussed, but there is one area of health technology that we’d venture to say isn’t mentioned as often as it should be.

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Topics: Health IT, scheduling solution benefits

4 Common Concerns Of Healthcare Teams & How To Address Them

Posted by Intrigma on 5/19/16 10:00 AM


Large healthcare organizations and small practices may differ in scale, but they have several common concerns when it comes to clinicians, patients, and general productivity. Work/life balance, productivity, communication - clinicians of all specialties are affected by these factors, whether they’re handled properly in their organizations or not.

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Topics: Physician scheduling, scheduling solution, Burnout, Physician burnout

How To Handle Physician Scheduling In An Understaffed Department

Posted by Intrigma on 4/18/16 10:00 AM



Staffing shortages in healthcare organizations have been a concern for the past couple of years, made worse recently with burnout being on the rise among clinicians.

Having to schedule without the right amount of physicians, nurses, or advanced practitioners available makes the scheduler’s job that much more difficult.

How can schedulers alleviate the stress for both themselves and their clinical teams?

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Topics: Physician scheduling challenges, scheduling solution, Physician burnout

4 Reasons Academic Medical Centers Need A Physician Scheduling Solution

Posted by Intrigma on 4/9/16 12:00 PM


For new physicians, residency can be some of the toughest years of their career.

Chief Residents or administrators in academic medical centers, when tasked with scheduling their teams, can benefit from a scheduling solution to help them:

  • Schedule residents and interns
  • Ensure duty hour compliance
  • Manage vacation and time off policies
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Topics: Physician scheduling, scheduling solution, Academic medical center

When It Comes To Physician Scheduling Solutions, Efficient Works

Posted by Intrigma on 4/7/16 11:00 AM


Here at Intrigma, we’re constantly on a quest to make scheduling for physicians, nurses, and advanced practitioners in all specialties as efficient as it can possibly be.

We recently introduced Efficient Works, the world’s first vital resource coordination platform.

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Topics: Physician scheduling, scheduling solution

A Physician Scheduling Solution Should Help Avoid These 7 Mistakes

Posted by Intrigma on 3/21/16 11:00 AM


Is your organization still scheduling using spreadsheets? Or even pen and paper? A less sophisticated scheduling solution can’t handle all of the nuances of a challenging system. Learn how an efficient solution, like Intrigma Efficient Works, can handle the challenge, and even predict many mistakes before you even see them.

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Topics: Physician scheduling, Physician scheduling challenges, scheduling solution

Why Efficient Physician Scheduling Is Important For Multi-Site Hospitals

Posted by Intrigma on 3/17/16 10:00 AM



Scheduling for one organization is a difficult task in itself, but what about large health systems with ten, twenty, or even more sites whose schedules need to be managed?

Although administrators in any type of organization share similar challenges, large health systems have more clinicians, more patients to care for on a daily basis, and more conflicts if scheduling isn’t handled correctly each month.

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Topics: Physician scheduling, Physician burnout

7 Ways Physicians Can Maintain Health & Well-Being

Posted by Intrigma on 3/9/16 10:30 AM


Physician burnout rates are on the rise, which means the well-being of healthcare staff needs to be more of a priority.

There is constant debate over how many hours physicians should be working, especially when it comes to those just starting out in their careers. Long hours, unending stress, lack of sleep, and the pressures of the job are all factors in burnout.

Here are some tips for fighting burnout, just in time for Sleep Awareness Week.

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Topics: Physician scheduling, Physician satisfaction, Physician burnout