The initial implementation was launched in August 2002, and within a month, BSPC was using the SGS-35 Calendar component exclusively.
The normal licensing fee, depending on the size of the practice, ranges from $500 to $1,500, but was reduced for BSPC since it was the first to use the WebScheduler technology in the Surgical Group Scheduler configuration.
Based on original projections, BSPC reduced nurse schedulers' unproductive time by 35 hours a month-in effect, eliminating all of the unproductive hours first noted in its audit.
BSPC dramatically exceeded its own objectives in better leveraging surgeons' time and schedules so they can assist each other in surgery, rather than incurring costs for surgical assistants.
The journey from identifying and communicating our needs, to the test or Beta product, to BSPC implementing a fully functional practice management scheduling tool, was very quick, marked by a short learning curve and easy-to-embrace online training for the nurse schedulers and surgeons.
The normal license fee, depending on the size of the practice, ranges from $500 to $1,500, but was reduced for BSPC since we were the first to use the WebScheduler calendrical technology in the Surgical Group Scheduler configuration.
This means that BSPC was able to arrange our surgeons' schedules so they can assist one another an average of 25 surgeries out of 75 surgeries per month.