On December 19, 2019 the Dane County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Badger Prairie Health Care Center’s (BPHCC) contract with Care Systems Inc to begin implementation of CareStaffer, the automated staff scheduling component and central subsystem of Care Systems’ workforce optimization suite: CareWare. With CareStaffer, BPHCC will be using an advanced scheduling system proven to improve employee satisfaction and reduce overtime. It will also include a vacation bidding module that facilitates the allocation of a year ahead vacation requests while keeping up safe staffing levels yet giving BHPCC staff substantial flexibility. This module saves a large amount of administrative time while avoiding inaccuracies. “We look forward to working with Care Systems to implement an approach that will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of care for our residents,” says Shawn Tessmann, the Department Director of Dane County Human Services. Care Systems, Inc is a boutique software company based in Rockville, Maryland. Dr. Anura DeSilva heads the [...]
Let us guarantee you that your 2020 Nurses Week is a much happier one! Care Systems recently compiled its data from surveys we did at the 2019 American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) conference, and we found a high proportion of managers not happy with their automated staff scheduling systems- our pressing question is “Why are you settling for “slightly satisfied” or any level worse than that? Only 30% of users of other systems were “Very Satisfied.” At Care Systems, we believe that you should be 100% satisfied with your staff scheduler. After all, as a nurse, you would not settle for only 30% of your patients being satisfied with your work? Many staff scheduling systems seem to be unusable or not easy to use for basic scheduling functions! Preparing an initial schedule (49% dissatisfied) and staff swapping (52% dissatisfied) ranked among the highest pain points – however, these are points (along with making schedule [...]
Pauric’s responsibilities as a Project Manager and Senior Sales Engineer at Care Systems encompass project management, proposal development, and if that isn’t enough, his is often the friendly face delivering CareWare demonstrations to prospective clients. “I love meeting with existing and prospective clients to discuss how we can solve their problems. Talking about their issues and pain points and seeing how their eyes light up when they see something that will improve their day - that is the best!” What brought you to Care Systems? I was drawn by the opportunity to develop a small business with a great product. The multi-faceted nature of the role was also a great opportunity for me to, not only to broaden my experience, but also to use the complete range of skills and expertise I have developed over the years How would your boss and co-workers describe you? Depending on the day or occasion, it could be many [...]
Has any vendor you know of offered this to a Hospital? Care Systems does! With our REIMAGINED nurse scheduler The Payback Period is the time it takes for your hospital to generate savings equal to the money spent to purchase their nurse scheduling system. As a boutique company, Care Systems’ precision staffing maximizes your savings, making it possible to guarantee by contract a Payback Period, in most cases, of 12 months. Techniques that allow Care Systems to make this Guarantee JIT Staffing Firms like Walmart and 7-11 revolutionized the retail market with Just in Time (JIT) inventory methods, and now, Care Systems has introduced JIT and lean staffing to nurse scheduling. At Care Systems, we have reimagined staff scheduling to empower nurse managers to create the initial scheduler rapidly conforming to all policies and constraints, instantly and optimally fill last minute open shifts using a variety of scheduling methods. JIT staffing methods give nurse mangers [...]
Did you attend HIMSS19 this February in beautiful Orlando, Florida? If you went during February 11-15 you would have gotten the chance to visit the Interoperability Showcase, or maybe you attended the Women in Health IT Networking Reception. With so much going on during those 5 days, it would be hard for you to see everything the conference had to offer. (Or, if you’re like me, you were stuck working someplace cold and dreary far away from the Florida sun.) If you didn’t get a chance to attend, or if the conference is already fading into a blur in your memory, you still have an opportunity to register for Definitive Healthcare’s webinar “HIT Trends from the HIMSS19 Conference” on Thursday February 28th at 2pm ET. The webinar is focused on the most crucial takeaways from the conference, including: * HIMSS19 attendee demographics and areas of interest * Trends in healthcare IT, including remote patient monitoring, [...]
A recently published article focusing on the use of mathematical models to optimize nurse staffing demonstrates how algorithm-driven staffing can lead to improved staff coverage and a higher level of overall nurse satisfaction and lower annual costs. In my experience, while the benefits of advanced scheduling methods sound alluring, the tools and systems required to achieve them are generally perceived as intimidating, complicated, and out of reach for most healthcare organizations. Fortunately for you, I have good news; this technology is available today in one flexible, comprehensive, user-friendly platform. That platform is CareWare. CareWare was the first platform to provide advanced staff scheduling algorithms and is still the industry leader in usability, flexibility, and customer satisfaction. Whether your goal is to automate staff scheduling, easily fill shifts at the lowest possible cost, improve staff satisfaction, or all of the above, CareWare provides a wealth of solutions to meet your needs.
Many of us wish to find the "perfect" suit, which is perfectly measured to fit our exact dimensions. Very few of us are built like Leonardo da Vinci’s "Vitruvian Man", a predictive model for human body proportions that is still used today. Most of us are a little bit shorter here, a little bit longer there, and therefore, an off the rack suit can never meet our exact needs. What we need is a custom fitting approach, but at an off the rack price – and it's difficult to find any reputable clothing manufacturers who are following such a model. That custom-fit approach is exactly what we do at Care Systems – provide you with the software solution you need, at an affordable price. We do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach and we don’t believe that clients should have to settle for one. In choosing Care Systems as your provider of Workforce Management [...]