Automated clinician scheduling tool: Mesh AI can reduce workload and improve efficiency for healthcare workers

More than one in five healthcare workers logged overtime in 2021 (Canadian Institute for Health Information-CIHI). On average, workers clocked 8.2 hours of paid overtime and 5.8 hours of unpaid overtime per week in 2021. That is the equivalent of more than 9,000 full-time jobs!

And workloads appear to be increasing rapidly. As of April 2022, some 266,900 healthcare workers reported working overtime, the highest number ever recorded.

An automated cloud-based clinician scheduler such as Mesh AI  is a tool that can help healthcare facilities and clinics reduce the workload of clinicians and other healthcare professionals.

Here are some ways that Mesh AI has been helping reduce workload since 2015:

  1. Automating scheduling tasks: A clinician scheduler can automate many scheduling tasks, such as scheduling calls, clinics, and ORs, rescheduling when staff become unavailable or priorities change, and sending reminders. This can reduce the workload of staff and free up time for more complex tasks.
  2. Improving efficiency: A clinician scheduler can improve the efficiency of the scheduling process by reducing the need for manual input (e.g., vacation requests, academic days, preferences, etc.) and minimizing errors. This can save time and reduce the workload of staff.
  3. Enhancing communication: A clinician scheduler can improve communication between clinicians and staff by providing real-time updates on scheduling changes and availability. This can reduce the need for back-and-forth communication and minimize the workload of staff. Mesh AI eliminates all the redundant and frustrating messaging related to swapping shifts initiated by schedulees as it empowers every user with data and information that helps with better decision-making no matter high under-resourced a team might be.
  4. Streamlining workflow: A clinician scheduler can help streamline the workflow of clinics and healthcare facilities by providing a centralized platform for scheduling and appointment management. This can reduce the workload of staff by minimizing the need for multiple systems and tools. Mesh AI acts as a single source of truth for all matters related to the workforce.

Overall, a clinician scheduler can help reduce the workload of clinicians and staff by automating scheduling tasks, improving efficiency, enhancing communication, and streamlining workflow. By implementing a clinician scheduler, healthcare facilities can free up time for staff to focus on patient care and other important tasks. Mesh AI has been able to reduce time spent on scheduling by as much as 80%, bring staff complaints and grievances to zero, improve culture, and even help reduce the drivers of burnout.

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