Let our clients do the talking

“98% of schedule auto-generated!

I am very happy that we have switched to Lightning Bolt [from East Coast Competitor] for our scheduling needs. Alex has been extremely helpful and has spent a lot of time trying to get to know our system and our needs. He has been incredibly available and responsive, even providing us with a way to contact him over Christmas if we needed him. Compared to our prior software, Lightning Bolt provides better transparency so that I can modify rules and understand the system. The user interface is significantly more user friendly than our prior system. In addition, the ability of your product to schedule over a block allows much greater auto generation and less need for manual manipulations. Overall we are very happy that we made the switch.”

Dr. Susan Kim, St. Luke's Children's Hospital

 

“This is, hands down, THE most service-oriented company I have ever dealt with.”
Noam Littman, M.D., Scheduling Physician, Radiology Associates of Fox Valley, Neenah, WI
“One of the physicians commented that this is the best call schedule he has ever seen. Thanks for everything…”
Sheilia Orr, COO, North Central Heart Institute
“Any software can make a schedule, but Lightning Bolt’s software generates a schedule that’s optimized for the unique needs of each of the providers.”
Dr. Kenneth Serio, Scheduling Physician, Scripps Medical Group, La Jolla, CA
“The software seems to be getting better and better at making a schedule. I am finding I have to do very little manual scheduling anymore which is really great. Keep up the great work. You guys have a fantastic product.”
Byron Miller, M.D., St. Mary Medical Center
“It’s nice to hear that feedback makes a difference. We will probably use this feature at the start of our next schedule. In my opinion, Lightning Bolt Solutions is already way ahead of [a competing vendor that the doctor formerly used] for functionality, service, and responsiveness.”
Marc Montella, M.D., Scheduling Physician
“I’ll be honest, I’ve been doing the schedule in our practice since 2008, and the customer service has been outstanding. People don’t realize how lucky we are to have this. It saves us tons of time and creates the best schedules. I have nothing but good things to say.”
Dr. Brion Lock, Georgia Lung Associates
We have used the Lightning Bolt platform for over four years.  We provide anesthesia coverage at 3 separate hospitals for four services, 2 of which are 24/7/365.  We regularly schedule 60-80 anesthesia providers on 90 day cycles with it. The user interface is very friendly and the auto-scheduling feature is remarkably robust, generating statistically fair schedules with minimal error. The reporting capabilities of the software are sophisticated and easy to customize. And the Lightning Bolt Help Desk has NEVER failed us!
Dirk Younker, M.D., The University of Missouri (Columbia)
“Our scheduling needs in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the largest maternity center in Canada are complex. Lightning Bolt enabled us to coordinate our numerous variables within an academic physician model into a condensed schedule.The technical support has been exceptional in responding and customizing our requirements. In addition, the reporting capacity of the software is the best vehicle to monitor resource allocation. Once you surpass the documentation and fine-tuning of your scheduling rules, you reap the benefits of an automated system.”
Maureen Conlon, Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, BC Women’s Hospital and Health Center. Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Their support and staff have been very approachable and always respond to our concerns, and they work to continually improve our process and their product. We are a very large group of hospital based internal medicine physicians, with a variety of different priorities which often conflict with the need for patient care continuity. The program, in addition to saving countless hours in the scheduling process, helps us to individualize our schedules, which in turn helps us to recruit and retain new physicians.
Autumn Moser, M.D., Providence Health Systems - Everett Clinic, Everett, WA
“I suspect there are quite a few folks out there who, like me, have followed your progress over the years and have been waiting for product features and pricing to make sense for purchase. I offer to provide real user experience since I have nothing but good things to say about how the whole process has worked for us. Every user in our group came back last week when we announced the September schedule was on the web site and said ‘WOW!’ Everyone has now synced their personal calendars to our schedule so we are finally organized on staffing, have updated assignment tallies and now have no discussion about who is working which assignments how often. My wife synced to our schedule so she is no longer surprised when I’m on call. Lightning Bolt has been a real marriage saver.”
W. Sherman Turnage, MD , Coastal Anesthesiology Consultants St. Augustine, FL
“Lightning Bolt is a revolution in physician scheduling. The process of scheduling “call” manually is an exceedingly tedious and often inaccurate task. After using Lightning Bolt, we have been able to rapidly and accurately generate schedules with just the click of a button!

By using a rule-based system for generating schedules, this program adeptly handled all of our complex requests with NO errors! These rules also can be very easily be modified to produce the best results. Once perfected, the rule-based system allows new schedules to be generated (and published to the web if you want) in just a few seconds.

By combining rapid schedule generation, easily modified rules, and web-published schedule, this program has vastly reduced the time to make our call schedule, and has provided an even the distribution of “noxious” call days (i.e. weekends and holidays). There is now less discontent within our call group, since all know that the schedule is fair and without bias. Having it visible to all on the web has also proved invaluable, since you always have a schedule at your fingertips. No more faxes and calls to the answering service to find out who is on call!

We highly recommend Lightning Bolt for those who want to have a fair and easily generated schedule! If you still like using a manual typewriter then this is not the software for you!”

Leo Schug, M.D., Scheduling Physician, Dean Clinic Internal Medicine