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La Canada, CA, United States, 2007/11/01 - Text-A-Nurse Cuts Time and Costs for Health care Staffing Professionals by allowing health care staffing professionals to transmit staffing requests to groups of qualified health care professionals via a single text message.
Text-A-Nurse Cuts Time and Costs for Health care Staffing Professionals
By allowing health care staffing professionals to transmit staffing requests to groups of qualified health care workers via a single text message, Text-A-Nurse, intelligent communications software created by Advantix Communications, saves appreciable time and costs for hospitals and nursing registries.
“The conventional method of locating and securing nursing staff can become an all-day affair,” says Bob Beverly, founder of Advantix Communications. “Going down a staff list and making a series of phone calls eats up a lot of time and often results in frustration when messages are not returned and staffing calls go off on lengthy, time-consuming tangents. With Text-A-Nurse, all the details are quickly and clearly communicated.”
Text-A-Nurse is a Web-based application accessible from any computer with Internet access that lets staffing coordinators use drop-down menus to select details such as date, shift and qualifications to quickly create a complete text message and transmit it to the mobile phones of their professional health care staff members.
Text-A-Nurse users create profiles of certifications and specialties of staffing pool contacts along with other pertinent information. When the user needs to fill an available shift, he or she can command a search for qualified candidates. The software then populates the text message distribution list based on the selected search criteria and sends it out.
Another option lets the user write customize messages to communicate facts about emergencies ,continuing education classes, meetings, alerts and other unique information and distribute it to part, or all, of the staffing pool.
According to a 2007 survey conducted by Nursefinders, Inc., the top challenge facing health care facilities is severe staffing shortages. As these conditions lead to increased competition among registries, who often compete to place the same nurses, rapid communication becomes essential.
“Calling 50 nurses to fill one shift could take hours, maybe even an entire day,” Beverly says. “With Text-A-Nurse the staffing coordinator can create and distribute one message in about one minute. Using Text-A-Nurse reduces costs, streamlines the staffing process and facilitates more effective communications.”
About Advantix Communications, LLC
Advantix Communications (advantix-communications.com) is comprised of professional health care clinicians, staffers and technology experts focused on identifying ways to improve processes, procedures and technology in the health care industry.