For years, we have watched departments struggle with scheduling problems. The horror stories we head and personal experiences of some of our team members compelled us to seek a better solution.
The initial spark was lit when the physicians at the Emergency department at Douglas Memorial hospital were making the leap into managing their own schedules and payments. The hospital, along with the department chief and a third party scheduling agency, was using a combination of "pen & paper" and a spreadsheet program. There were numerous problems and the physician group knew that they needed a better solution.
Dr Jayawardene, one of the ER physicians, lead the search for an electronic scheduler. After look at several existing scheduling softwares and onLine calendars (such as yahoo and google calendars), he realized that none of these solutions provided a simple, secure and stable platform for scheduling. Furthermore, customization was going to be very expensive.
It was at that point, that Jmedical informatics was consulted to develop a software product with the following specifications:
- Simple for computer novices to use as well as computer experts
- Stable to ensure that users have reliable access to the data
- Secure so that date is safe at all times
- Customizable to allow a variety of diverse departments
- Improvement over existing methods so that departments will want to use this product
- Scalable such that new users and functions can be easily added
The original product was myERschedule. Since then, there have been numerous updates and tweaks to make it more user friendly and secure. All this was done at no extra cost to the departments.
We also realized that we need another software package for very large groups . . . this lead to the development of myHOSPITALschedule. Not only would this software handle large groups but also allow multiple managers to control and share information.
As we gained more and more customers, we formed a task force to streamline future innovations. Our latest venture is myEschedule. This software is designed to take the best of both myERschedule and myHOSPITALschedule and add a few extra new and innovative features.
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