January 28, 2019

Missouri Hospital Implements Online Staff Scheduling System

Fargo, N.D. (January 28, 2019) – Atlas Business Solutions, Inc. announces that Harrison County Community Hospital (HCCH,) of Bethany, Mo. has selected ScheduleAnywhere as its staff scheduling solution. ScheduleAnywhere online scheduling software is ideal for any business and organization that schedules shifts, including hospitals and clinics, pharmacies and long-term care facilities.

The software makes it possible to schedule and communicate with employees from any computer or mobile device and replaces HCCH’s paper scheduling method, which offered on-site only accessibility. Under the new software system, schedules can be developed, managed and viewed remotely by anyone with access.

“When we were using a paper schedule, staff members had to physically come to the hospital to see their schedules. Now, schedules are posted online, so everyone always has access to the current schedule from any location,” said Amy Pickren, RN and director of inpatient services and quality management. “The staff also appreciates having the ability to make schedule requests with the mobile app. Previously, they would have to fill out a request form and wait for it to be reviewed, signed and approved. With the app, they just pick up their phones and it’s done.”

When employees are given permission, they can make time-off, cover and swap requests. Managers can immediately see whether there are any conflicts and accept or deny the request. If approved, the employee is notified upon login, and the schedule is updated automatically.

“ScheduleAnywhere has saved us a tremendous amount of time,” said Pickren. “After making schedule changes, the manager can easily repost the schedule and everyone gets the update automatically. With our previous method, managers would have to change the schedule manually and inform each staff member. The ability to copy and paste schedules, instead of re-entering repeating schedules has also reduced the amount of time managers spend on scheduling every month.”

Additionally, ScheduleAnywhere performs staffing calculations based on census counts or acuity numbers and calculates hours per patient day to ensure proper shift coverage and staffing ratios. Managers can instantly see whether too few or too many employees are scheduled and can maintain staffing levels or adjust levels daily.

About ScheduleAnywhere
ScheduleAnywhere is online employee scheduling software developed by Atlas Business Solutions. This Software as a Service (SaaS) works for any business that schedules shifts, including public safety, healthcare, energy, government, retail and business services. The software ensures proper shift coverage, eliminates scheduling conflicts, estimates payroll costs, tracks certifications and training, and manages shift rotations, staff availability, overtime and time-off requests. Free trial accounts are available, and pricing is based on the number of employees scheduled. More information: Atlas Business Solutions, Inc., 3330 Fiechtner Drive, SW, Suite 200, Fargo, ND 58103; 800-874-8801; www.scheduleanywhere.com; info@scheduleanywhere.com

About Harrison County Community Hospital
Harrison County Community Hospital (HCCH) has been providing healthcare services for over 60 years. The district includes a 19-bed critical access hospital offering a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, a home health agency and primary care medical clinics. The hospital gained designation as a Critical Access Hospital under the Medicare program in 2001. HCCH began providing primary care in 2001, when the hospital acquired Bethany Medical Clinic, formerly Bethany Medical Rural Health clinic. Primary care services expanded in 2013, with the acquisition of the newly renamed Harrison County Family Health Center, and again in 2014, when the North Harrison Medical Clinic in Eagleville began seeing patients. More information: Harrison County Community Hospital, 2600 Miller St., Bethany, MO 64424; 660-425-2211; www.hcchospital.org

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 one of Software Magazine’s Top 500 Software Companies in 2004 through 2007, and 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. More information: Atlas Business Solutions, Inc., 3330 Fiechtner Drive, SW, Suite 200, Fargo, ND 58103; 800-874-8801; www.abs-usa.comsales@abs-usa.com

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