Radiology scheduling software is often just a fancy spreadsheet, but radiology schedulers need software that automates their scheduling based on predetermined rules. Rules-based software allows radiology schedulers to specify their clinical rules, specialty requirements, human resources policies and more, so that every schedule is built automatically and follows the rules of each practice. Rule-based scheduling software helps to block mistaken assignments, like when a staff member is scheduled in two places at once, or if someone is scheduled when they are on planned or last-minute leave.
Staff want to discuss shift swaps and interact with each other on upcoming schedules. Self-scheduling features give staff control over some aspects of their schedules. And with a built-in admin view, self-scheduling ensures no changes are made without approval.
Today’s radiology schedulers need convenient access to their schedules at all times. Mobile scheduling ensures radiology schedulers and staff can view their schedule, submit requests and receive notifications on their phones.
Since radiologists often work from a variety of locations, and on call, they need complete accessibility when it comes to their schedule. Mobile and tablet access is a critical feature to look for, especially software that can sync in real-time to a mobile calendar.