Your Scheduler can be a Powerful Communication Tool During Disasters

Nurse phoneThe recent series of disasters is an important reminder that we need to be prepared at all times. Our hearts and support go out to so many who continue to face the devastation left behind, our gratitude for the countless acts of heroism and selfless actions that save lives and comfort others as their worlds are torn apart.

During these times, the team at ShiftHound feels compelled to remind you that you have a powerful communication tool within ShiftHound Scheduler that can help should you face such a situation. The communication features in Scheduler allow you to instantly send messages via text message or email to your entire workforce or to specific groups. Because ShiftHound is cloud based, as long as you have an internet connection, you can quickly and efficiently broadcast messages and updates, so your staff knows what the needs are and can respond accordingly.

ShiftHound Scheduler is most commonly used in clinical areas however many use it across all departments. You have the same quick communications benefits with all of your ancillary departments such as LAB and RAD, as well as support services like Environmental Services and Dietary. You can even put your Administrative team into ShiftHound so that they become part of the communication chain.

Being in the helping professions, it’s unrealistic to hope that you never have to face a disaster, however we do hope that making sure you and your teams know all the capabilities of the communication tools you have access to can make a big difference. If you need assistance to better understanding how to optimize communications within ShiftHound, please contact us at ShiftHound support.

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About ABILITY® Network, Inc.
ABILITY Network is a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare through innovative applications and data analytics. ABILITY is headquartered in Minneapolis with principal offices in Boston and Tampa.

ShiftHound, which was acquired by ABILITY Network in April 2017, is the leader in cloud-based Workforce Management solutions, including Attendance, Credentials Tracking, Staff Scheduling and Open Shift Management. Organizations in any business vertical with shift-based staffing needs use ShiftHound to improve scheduling effectiveness and operational efficiency while maximizing workforce utilization, assuring compliance with policies and/or labor contracts, addressing open shifts and better managing labor costs such as overtime and contract labor utilization.

About Kathy Douglas
Kathy is a healthcare executive and filmmaker. She has been on the executive team of several start-up companies bring cutting edge technology solutions to the healthcare industry for over 20 years. She has published extensively on the topic of healthcare staffing and the healthcare workforce. She holds a masters degree from the University of San Francisco and is a graduate of Stanford Business School’s Executive Program.