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Central Patient Schedule

  •  03-21-2011, 9:07 PM

    Central Patient Schedule

    I am the director of hospital operations at a 800+ bed hospital and we are looking for an IT solution to help create a daily schedule for our patients.  A software or program that pulls our OR, radiology, echo, stress, cath lab, MRI, etc. schedules into one central database, that can easily be viewed by staff.  We constantly get feedback from patients that they would like to know when they are going for tests or procedures.  We ultimately would like to print a daily schedule for each patient with the day's events, like is accomplished on a cruise ship.

    Right now our communication is very fragmented, with staff having to make multiple phone calls to procedural and testing areas.  We have tried posting excel schedules on Microsoft Outlook folders, but the information is never real-time, and very tedious to maintain.

    Is anyone aware of a hospital or health system that has addressed this issue, and can offer an IT company or software that works? 

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