Staff scheduling at Orthopedic Associates used to take a lot of time, about six to seven hours a week longer than it does today. For the past several months, Orthopedic Associates P.A. of Farmington, New Mexico has been preparing its work schedules with ScheduleBase online employee scheduling software instead writing them in a spiral notebook.
Orthopedic Associates employs 45 people and uses ScheduleBase to schedule hourly employees as well as full-time healthcare providers. “ScheduleBase allows our staff to check work schedules from anywhere. In seconds, they can see when they’re working and we can see if someone will be at the clinic or hospital. Also, we can make staff scheduling changes from anywhere. Just last week I updated the work schedule from my kitchen table on my day off, which saved me a drive to the clinic,” said Dave Bregar, practice manager of Orthopedic Associates. “Between our four administrators and schedulers, ScheduleBase saves us between six and seven hours every week. That’s a ton of time and money over the course of a month or year. We would absolutely recommend ScheduleBase to any clinic manager looking for employee scheduling software.”
Like many companies switching from a paper-based scheduling system to an online employee scheduling software system, Orthopedic Associates employees were skeptical at first. According to Bregar, “Our staff was unsure of the switch because it was another thing they’d have to learn and use. But once they tried ScheduleBase they quickly saw how easy it was to use, so making the transition was effortless.”
Orthopedic Associates P.A. is the largest orthopedic practice in Northern New Mexico. Orthopedic Associates was founded in 1972 and has grown to seven board certified orthopedic surgeons, one board certified podiatric surgeon, and two physician assistants. Orthopedic Associates provides care for most subspecialty areas of orthopedics including sports medicine, total joint replacement and revision, arthroscopic reconstruction of the knee and shoulder, pediatric orthopedics, and foot and ankle reconstruction.
ScheduleBase is offered by Atlas Business Solutions, the leader in scheduling software. Other Atlas Business Solutions software include ScheduleAnywhere, Visual Staff Scheduler Pro, and Customer Appointment Manager.