SOURCE: Interbit Data

Interbit Data

July 13, 2011 10:00 ET

Interbit Data Offers Optimized Workforce Scheduling and Employee Retention Solution to Healthcare Customers

With Schedulist, Interbit Data Adds Workforce Scheduling Efficiency That Improves Nurses' Job Satisfaction and the Effectiveness of Clinical Staff to Meet Patient Needs

NATICK, MA--(Marketwire - Jul 13, 2011) - Interbit Data, a leading provider of software and services connecting people and information for more efficient healthcare, is adding automated workforce scheduling and employee retention resources to it solutions offerings. Helping to address the shortage of nurses, a growing problem in healthcare which affects patient care and safety, Interbit Data is partnering with Schedulist to offer a web-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) tool that enables optimized workforce scheduling and delivers it in a way that enhances employee job satisfaction and loyalty as well as improves the effectiveness of nurses and other clinical staff to meet patient needs.

With Schedulist, healthcare facilities not only optimize their staffing, but also give staff the unique ability to manage their professional lives. Managers can create schedules that place only qualified and available people in shifts and ensure staff levels are appropriate and consistent, saving time and avoiding workforce scheduling mistakes. Staff can be given a number of options to influence their own schedule and those schedule preferences are incorporated in the system intelligently.

"Workforce scheduling has become a dominant issue for healthcare facilities for many reasons, the most important being the need to have the appropriate number of nurses on hand and have schedules that meet their requests," said Arthur Young, president of Interbit Data. "Without the ability to effectively manage staff resources and their scheduling needs, healthcare organizations can incur excess overtime costs, increased turnover among nursing staff, and ultimately, a decrease in the quality of patient care."

"Healthcare workers rate the flexibility of their schedule and receiving their schedule preference the highest of all their job satisfaction criteria," said Christopher Laibe, president of Schedulist. "As a result, Schedulist was designed specifically to leverage the power of scheduling to impact employee job satisfaction, loyalty and retention."

Schedulist offers numerous, customizable features to ease the task of workforce scheduling for both managers and staff, such as:

  • Individual Profiles -- to track each employee's specific skills so the right person is placed in the right job.
  • Personalized Schedules -- to create schedules in the way that works best: either manually, with assistance from the system or fully automated, and with widgets selected and arranged as desired.
  • Employee Feedback -- to enable employees to designate when they want to work but allow managers to set parameters.
  • Real-Time Decision Support -- to provide instant feedback on the effect of scheduling choices on key metrics.
  • Managing Assets -- to ensure that people are scheduled with the right equipment.
  • Optimized Schedules -- to notify managers when there are too many or too few staff.

About Schedulist
Based in New Orleans, LA, Schedulist helps healthcare facilities minimize the crippling turnover in their nursing staff. With robust enterprise scheduling at its core, Schedulist empowers facilities to optimize their staffing while giving the staff unparalleled ability to manage their professional lives. Using its patent-pending technology, Schedulist ensures that hospitals achieve the highest levels of efficiency and job satisfaction. For more information about Schedulist and its workforce scheduling software and employee retention resources, visit www.schedulist.com.

About Interbit Data
Founded in 1997 and named to the 2009 and 2010 Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest-growing companies, Interbit Data helps healthcare organizations deliver better, more consistent patient care with secure, reliable and cost-effective software solutions that improve operational efficiency. The company's report distribution products deliver information securely over the Internet in multiple formats, such as fax, print, email, encrypted file or HL7 message format, and integrate it easily into physicians' practice EMRs. Interbit Data's business continuance products give healthcare providers continuous access to patient data in the event of a network or system outage. Interbit Data products are used by more than 650 MEDITECH® customers worldwide. For more information about Interbit Data and its NetSolutions products, visit the company Website at www.interbitdata.com.

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