BSPC adopted WebScheduler Surgical Group Scheduler (SGS-35) from WebScheduler LLC in Lafayette, Calif.
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.
We wanted a custom program that was configurable to BSPC's practice and an IT solution that could help us reduce me cost of operations.
In fact, I dealt personally with Allen Kent, the CEO, over a period of weeks to make sure their technology was right for BSPC. In the end, we adopted the WebScheduler Surgical Group Scheduler (SGS-35), a customizable Web- and PDA-accessible practice management offering that allows us to streamline not just scheduling, but also surgical assists, surgical consults, rounding lists, vacation, conferences and call schedules.
To customize the technology for BSPC's needs, our nursing staff joined me in working with the WebScheduler business analyst who gathered requirements based on our workflow and actual business practices.
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.)