(Video length: 45 minutes)
The webinar, Best Practices for Radiology Staff Scheduling, was presented by Rich Miller, co-founder and Chief Strategy Office of OpenTempo, on October 21, 2015. Leaders in the field of radiology attended the webinar, which presented a radiology-specific look at the impact of staff scheduling choices on practice efficiency and operating costs. This video recording of the live event gives listeners the opportunity to learn new approaches for containing costs and improving workforce time management in their radiology practice.
Miller emphasizes that radiology leaders must focus on the expenses that can be controlled in order to combat rising costs and decreasing reimbursements. This begins with the workforce, which represents the largest percentage of healthcare organization operating costs.
This webinar explains the hidden costs of the most common approaches to radiology staff scheduling. Overtime costs and underutilization of staff are also shown to stem from inefficient – and unnecessary – staff scheduling processes. Above all, a broader perspective on the implications that scheduling radiology staff has on operating costs was presented as a critical starting point for radiology practices in the current healthcare climate.
Listeners learn to:
- Identify the 3 most common staffing challenges faced by radiology practices
- Define best practices for radiology staff scheduling
- Recognize opportunities to reduce operating costs by improving scheduling processes
Miller also dives into:
- Strategies for analyzing historical data on patient demand
- Using reports to demonstrate schedule fairness
- Medicare time study reporting
Questions from the audience explored the challenges of scheduling radiologists who work in multiple locations and enterprise-wide scheduling.
Miller’s first company, 6 Degrees, provided custom software solutions to a variety of industries, including healthcare. Using this expertise, Miller went on to launch OpenTempo, an automated staff scheduling and workforce optimization system for healthcare organizations. In his current role as Chief Strategy Officer, Miller shares his knowledge and experience in staff scheduling and workflow efficiency with healthcare organizations across North America.