Coordinate better care with healthcare scheduling software

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Healthcare employee scheduling

Get more patients back to health by scheduling just the right amount of hands-on help. Build your ideal schedule and keep your medical machine running in peak shape. Employees view their shifts anywhere from their mobile device and receive notifications to remind them—so you don’t have to. Plus, allow teammates to swap and offer shifts, keeping your entire team ahead of unforeseen changes.

Healthcare employee time clock

Track time on the clock and sync with payroll to ensure accurate paychecks and reports, every time. Employees clock in and out of shifts right from their phones, or from a central kiosk. Enable GPS geofencing to verify staff are on site when they clock in. Optimize your schedule by seeing who shows up on time, late, or no-call no-shows. Down-to-the-minute time tracking helps you stay on budget while preventing buddy punching and time theft.

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Labor costs for healthcare

Labor is one of the largest expenses for your healthcare business. Make the most of your labor spending by tracking hours worked and setting the most efficient schedules for your crews. Plan ahead of payroll by viewing potential overtime as you schedule. Stay on budget by comparing labor costs to projected and actual revenue, and save the extra help for the times it really matters.

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Healthcare employee messaging

Quick and accurate communication is vital to the health of your patients and business. Send private and group messages, create custom newsfeed pages, and deliver company-wide announcements from your desktop or mobile device—instantly. Segment communications by location, group, or however else you need.

Healthcare task management

You’ve hired the best staff—now it’s time to see what they can do. Improve your patients’ experiences and reduce employee confusion by handing out clear assignments. Add tasks specific to any employee or shift so everyone knows what to do. Create a task from scratch and reuse recurring tasks as templates to save time. With task assignments, your team is confident and capable.

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It is very user-friendly, both for management to create and manage the schedule and for the staff to use it.

Spend less time on healthcare scheduling and more time on your patients

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Work across multiple locations from one place

Manage teams working at multiple locations from wherever you are—at the office, in the field, or on the road. Whether you have one crew at work or 100, Sling helps you keep track of who is working, where they are and what they’re doing. Get your teams organized and focused with clear scheduling and communication to help you stay on mission.

Stay compliant and give your employees ample rest time

Avoid payroll and reporting issues before they occur and save time calculating time on the clock. Sync employee timesheets with your preferred payroll software, or export reports for down-to-the-minute accuracy. Track the cost of your labor compared to your cash flow. Sling simplifies your payroll process while improving accuracy for every paycheck.

Instantly sync employee timesheets to payroll

Avoid payroll issues before they occur and save time calculating time on the clock. Track the cost of your employees’ labor compared to your sales. Sync employee timesheets with your preferred payroll software, or export reports for down-to-the-minute accuracy. Sling simplifies your payroll process while improving accuracy for every paycheck.

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Keep your patients—and staff—healthy and happy

High turnover and code blues are taking up enough of your time. Handle your business and use your time more effectively with Sling’s healthcare scheduling software with time management, internal communications and labor cost controls. Whether you’re running a one-team occupational therapy clinic or a regional hospital network, Sling frees up countless hours each week so you can get back to taking care of your business.

Extremely easy, inexpensive, and comprehensive scheduling tool

Extremely positive; we were lacking an online scheduler and mobile access for about 2 to 3 years and the use of Sling made scheduling much easier (versus pen and paper) and reduced issues due to accidental missed shifts.

Frequently asked questions

How do I build effective healthcare employee schedules?

Because of the nature of healthcare, scheduling employees can be complicated. You need to account for the different shifts to be covered as well as your employees’ skill sets.

Instead of starting on Monday and filling in shifts from first to last until you reach Friday, start by scheduling an “anchor” employee (typically one of your best or one with the right skills and experience) in each shift and then filling in other team members around them.

This ensures that the nurse, technician, or doctor suited for each shift is working when you need them most. It also ensures that you have a core of skill and experience to provide stability across all shifts.

To help you in this regard, use your healthcare scheduling software to set eligibility requirements for each shift so you don’t accidentally schedule an employee who doesn’t have the right skills, qualifications, or experience.

Can I allow my healthcare team to choose their own shifts?

With advanced healthcare software, like Sling, you have the option to allow your team members to self-schedule their shifts or bid on the shifts they want to work.

Giving your employees the freedom to build their own schedules can help improve their engagement and reduce the time and energy your managers put into the scheduling process.

If you choose to try self-scheduling or shift bidding, consider adding an “anchor” employee to each shift before opening things up to everyone else. This can help prevent shift imbalances that might affect the quality of care you provide.

What’s the best way to manage multiple healthcare locations?

The best way to manage multiple healthcare locations is with workforce management software like Sling.

Whether your team is spread across two, 20, or 200 locations, healthcare scheduling software can help you keep everything organized and under control.

With the right suite of tools, you can filter schedules to find the information you need; communicate with one person, a specific group of people, or everyone regardless of their location; and create reports by location or region to gain valuable insight about your operation.

Running the activities at multiple locations may seem like a daunting task, but, with help from Sling, you’ll be better positioned to build a system that works for everyone involved.

Can a time clock app help ensure my home healthcare employees are in the right location?

Some advanced healthcare scheduling software includes time clocks with a geofencing feature. This allows you to set virtual borders around a job site so employees can only clock in when they have crossed inside those boundaries.

Similarly, geofencing makes it possible for you to set your team’s mobile time tracking so that it automatically clocks out when a team member crosses outside the boundaries you’ve set.

This powerful feature makes it easier to control where your employees work and helps you cut down on time theft (be it intentional or unintentional).

Can healthcare scheduling software help me control labor costs?

Yes, healthcare scheduling software can help busy managers control labor costs by providing notifications when a shift approaches a certain expense threshold.

For example, the Sling app helps you control labor costs by giving you the option to set a labor budget that works for your operation and then showing you real-time updates on what each shift will cost as you schedule.

No more back and forth trying to find the right combination of employees for each shift so you don’t exceed your labor budget. With tools like Sling, you’ll be better positioned to come in at or under budget every time.

Why choose Sling for healthcare scheduling?

Of course, healthcare scheduling is about more than just who works where and when. It’s also about task management, communication, and workflow optimization (just to name a few).

The Sling suite of workforce management tools gives you unprecedented control of your entire healthcare operation, including aspects such as:

Sling can also help you manage time off, coordinate availability, organize shift trade requests, reduce absenteeism, and simplify payroll. And that’s just the tip of the Sling iceberg.

Right now, you can get all the essentials to help you organize and optimize your healthcare workforce and handle internal communication for an unlimited number of users and locations for free with just one click.

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Key features

  • Shift scheduling

    Organize and manage employee work schedules

  • Time-off requests

    Approve or deny employee requests for time off

  • Available shifts

    Easily see which shifts still need to be filled

  • News sharing

    Share news with your team through targeted pages

  • Long-term scheduling

    Build employee schedules months in advance

  • Private messaging

    Communicate with employees one-on-one

Plus many others


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Key features

  • Mobile time tracking

    Accurately clock in and out of shifts from a moble device

  • Labor cost management

    Keep track of your labor costs and compare against sales

  • Overtime tracking

    Track, analyze and prevent excessive overtime

  • Private and group messaging

    Communicate with employees in private or group conversations

  • Calendar synchronization

    Keep track of your scheduled shifts on any calendar app

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Understand your labor data, pull reports for payroll, and run your business efficiently!


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Key features

  • Kiosk time tracking

    Use a shared device for employees to clock in and out

  • Reports

    View reports of total hours worked and wages earned

  • No-shows

    Track and manage shifts employees miss

  • Sick call-outs

    Track and manage employee sick call-outs

  • PTO management

    Approve and track paid time off requests

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