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How Scheduling Smarter Will Benefit Your Healthcare Organization

Posted by Intrigma on 1/26/17 8:00 AM


One of the most valuable assets to physicians and nurses in a healthcare organization is time, so their work schedules need to be productive for them and the patients without inducing stress.

Healthcare can take a cue from the trend arising in other industries--several national businesses have recently made changes to their scheduling policies, usually based on concerns from employees whose sporadic work schedules became too difficult to handle.

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3 Ways A Physician Scheduling Solution Can Benefit The IT Department

Posted by Intrigma on 1/23/17 11:00 AM


You and your clinicians probably groan aloud at the thought of implementing another software product.

However, they probably have the same reaction to their shift schedule each month, and you have to admit that the constant complaints to your department about the current scheduling software are tiring.

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Topics: scheduling solution, Health IT, scheduling solution benefits

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