ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A groundbreaking scheduling software built to accommodate today's mobile lifestyle has shifted the way healthcare services, pharmacies, dental practices, caregivers and hospitals create and manage staff schedules.
"When I Work" helps to lower costs in several ways. The easy-to-use design reduces the amount of time administrative staff spends creating the schedule, and the mobile platform facilitates last-minute changes in staffing requirements, thus eliminating unnecessary overtime or understaffing issues.
"Today's healthcare workers rely on their cell phones, text messages and the Web to connect with their work, family and friends. To operate at optimum staff levels, employers need to create an employee work schedule and use employee scheduling software that fits into the busy mobile lifestyle of today's employee," said Chad Halvorson, founder of "When I Work." "We can create tremendous efficiencies by making staff scheduling quick and easy - and putting each employee's work schedule in their pockets via their mobile phone."
Unlike most staff scheduling software, which is time consuming and difficult to use, When I Work was engineered from the ground up to take advantage of mobile devices and mobile lifestyles. The look, feel, speed, and simplicity of "When I Work" is fully realized in today's mobile devices - from inexpensive text-only phones to sophisticated devices like iPhones and tablets.
"Mobility means that healthcare managers can work from anywhere to find staff and make last-minute changes to schedules," Halvorson said.
"'When I Work' was a no-brainer for my large group dental practice. Setup literally took minutes for a staff of 20. It allows me to focus on other aspects of my practice. My team loves the ability to check their schedules and make scheduling requests on-the-go. 'When I Work' easily paid for itself in less headaches and hassle in the first month," said Jay Miller, DMD, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Michael Dube, Coordinator of Information Technology at Chimes Delaware, a statewide multi-services agency, said, "Our organization manages Direct Service Professionals at over 40 statewide locations, so scheduling and finding available staff for those locations is a challenge. 'When I Work' has simplified that process and is helping to reduce overtime expenses."
By creating efficiencies, improving productivity and reducing costs, "When I Work" is helping both small and large businesses and organizations lower healthcare costs.
Key benefits for various healthcare industry managers include:
Caregiver Schedule Management - Managers of nursing homes, clinics, residential care or other care facilities have their hands full trying to work around variable shifts at changing locations. By providing staff around-the-clock access to their schedules, "When I Work" reduces absences and missed shifts.
Healthcare Schedule Management - Many healthcare employees, including doctors and nurses, also work shifts at multiple locations, which may lead to hectic schedules. "When I Work" helps reduce the time to manage schedules so doctors and nurses can spend more time with their own patients.
Dental Practice Schedule Management - Sometimes schedule management can feel like a job in itself. "When I Work" helps dentists focus on patients and their needs, while spending less time on tiresome scheduling tasks.
Pharmacy Schedule Management - Pharmacies are often open 24 hours, which is great for patients, but may be difficult for both management and staff. With employees having varying levels of responsibility (i.e. pharmacy tech vs. pharmacist), "When I Work" helps create schedules that ensure that customers receive top-notch service any time of the day.
Key features of "When I Work" include:
- 24/7 access to work schedule keeps employees connected
- Text message alerts can be sent to find workers for last-minute changes to schedules
- Employees can update their availability schedules or request shift trades with other workers
- Operates on a variety of mobile devices - from simple cell phones to PCs, tablets and smartphones.
- Free iPhone and Android apps for employees to check schedules, request schedules changes and receive messages.
The program data is hosted at a secured data center so managers can be assured their data is secure, backed up daily and updated automatically when new features are introduced. Managers who use older, outdated employee scheduling programs can easily import data into "When I Work."
To see a video of the program in action, please click here.
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