Chandler, AZ – July 20, 2011 – MediServe began offering a complimentary centralized scheduling analysis service that estimates the financial benefit of transitioning from a decentralized scheduling model to a centralized scheduling model. The analysis accurately gauges the benefit of centralized scheduled for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) by using the facilities actual data to capture current scheduling costs and compares it to the estimated future cost of scheduling. Inpatient rehabilitation managers considering a centralized scheduling model for their facility can now weigh the cost with the overall benefit of centralized scheduling for their IRF.
Centralized scheduling has been proven to help overcome today’s inpatient rehabilitation scheduling challenges by improving capacity, patient access, maximization of resources, and patient convenience. In fact, some IRFs can gain more than $100,000 a year in benefits just by switching to a centralized scheduling model. “When managers and staff can ‘at a glance’ capture the demands of a specific day, reallocating when necessary or tracking specific data that lends insight to patterns, they begin to harness control over a seemingly impossible task,” said Darlene D’Altorio-Jones, PT, MBA-HCM, Rehabilitation Strategist, MediServe.
Inpatient rehabilitation providers are facing tighter margins that continue to tighten as the healthcare industry continues to change. Scheduling inpatient rehabilitation patient care in this environment, while meeting the specific needs of therapists, nurses and case managers, has become extremely complex. To find out more about the cost benefit of centralized scheduling, inpatient rehabilitation managers are encouraged to complete our complimentary centralized scheduling analysis for IRFs.