Hospitalist Medicine 2018-01-30T13:02:38+00:00


For inpatient care, smarter shift scheduling in hospital medicine ensures
care continuity while preventing physician burnout.

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Key Benefits for Hospital Medicine Shift Scheduling

Adequately space out admitting and rounding shifts

Accurately schedule FTE providers for the correct number of hours and shifts

Utilize advanced algorithms to process complex scheduling requirements

Easily set individual provider shift type preferences

One of medicine’s most complex specialties, top hospitalist teams use an average of 89 set scheduling rules and flexibly accommodate an average of 213 shift change requests each month using Lightning Bolt’s AI optimization technology. From equalizing night and weekend shifts to minimizing patient handoffs, our scientific approach enables hospital medicine divisions to advance care coordination in this complex specialty.

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Samples of Popular Hospitalist Scheduling Rules

All providers work their admitting and rounding shifts in blocks of 7-14 days.
All rounding blocks need to be spaced out by at least 3 weeks.
All 100% FTE providers must work a set number of shifts per month, and residents must work a set number of hours per quarter.
Equalize weekend and night shifts across all FTE providers.

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“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!”

-Dr. Leo Schug

Dean Health Systems, Madison, WI

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