SOPHISTICATED PATIENT ASSIGNMENT SOFTWARE DEPLOYED IN 26 HOSPITALS AND USED BY MORE THAN 500 PHYSICIANS
PHYSICIAN FRUSTRATION and BURNOUT
Suboptimal patient assignments also contribute to physician frustration and burnout.
We know burnout results in large part from excessive administrative tasks associated with EHRs.
But imbalanced or heavy workloads can also contribute to the problem and the cost of continued dissatisfaction can be high.
One study pegged the direct and indirect costs of replacing one physician as high as $500,000 to $1 million.3 There’s also the internal disruption and lower productivity that turnover causes.
A manual patient assignment process that doesn’t take into account the importance of balancing workloads from a human resource standpoint is asking for trouble.
PATIENT ASSIGNMENT SOLUTIONS
Is there a better solution?
Scheduling software programs don’t adequately address the problem of suboptimal assignments. Their focus is on making sure the right physician is working the right day and the right hours to handle the workload, but they don’t match the right patient with the right physician.
A few modules in the marketplace assign patients to physicians. But most of those can’t handle the complexity of care most rounding physicians face every day. For example, what if a team wants to balance patients admitted after midnight evenly across physicians? Or what if a team wants to break continuity of OBS patients if they become inpatients? Modules are not equipped to handle those protocols.
PATIENT ASSIGNMENT SOFTWARE
At MedAptus, we think a better solution is intelligent patient assignment software that automatically matches the right patient with the right physician using sophisticated rules-based algorithms that factor in multiple variables and protocols.
That product is ASSIGN for Physicians.