a modern workforce management platform, today announced new features for
the healthcare sector, driven by significant industry momentum. Over 400
healthcare businesses, including urgent care centers, medical practices,
primary care physicians, optometrists, dentists, assisted living and
nursing homes have migrated from legacy providers to Deputy. Of
particular benefit are feature enhancements for the mobile workforce
including biometric facial recognition, training and certification
tracking, and an updated compliance rules engine.
"Healthcare organizations face unique labor challenges, in that many
healthcare settings have the front-line staff also managing the
scheduling. Every hour we save them is an hour they spend face-to-face
with their patients," said Jason Walker, President of Americas, Deputy.
"The increasingly mobile workforce is now talking about patient acuity,
quality outcomes and avoidable readmissions-all of which requires
intense focus on the patient. Deputy ensures the right people are
working at the right time to meet these new demands."
Biometric Facial Recognition via Apple (News - Alert) iPad
Deputy now offers facial biometrics to verify the identity of a
healthcare worker at the time of clock-in and out as an affordable
option for healthcare practices. Expensive time clocks that cost
thousands of dollars upfront or hundreds per month to lease from legacy
providers have made this option a hardship.
Deputy's partnership in the Apple Mobility Partner program has made the
biometric facial recognition feature available on any iPad with iOS 9 or
later, at no additional charge.
"Deputy's employee scheduling and time tracking solution comes down to
efficiency, time management and documentation in one easy app," said
Anilda Bardhyli, Center Administrator for AFC Urgent Care. "Our staff
easily clocks in and out with the biometric facial recognition; it's
fast and fun on the iPad. It just works-our staff have a lot more time
giving our patients the quality care that sets us apart."
Training and Certification Tracking
Healthcare organizations must ensure that the correct workers are always
scheduled, and that they are trained, certified and credentialed for the
specific tasks of the shift. If not done correctly, paients and
businesses can be at risk. Deputy's
Training and Certification Tracking allows uploading of training and
certification credentials as well as expiration dates. Integrated with
the scheduling tool, schedulers are now prompted if the worker's
certification will expire before the scheduled shift. This can all be
managed within Deputy or synced to a Learning Management System (LMS) so
healthcare managers never schedule a worker who has an expired
"Deputy has truly empowered both me and my employees. We're all able to
focus our attention back on what's most important-our residents-while my
employees are also able to feel more invested in their contributions to
our business than ever before," said Kathy Lois Jones, the owner of Elder
Meal, Rest, & Overtime Compliance Rules Engine
Each state has specific meal, rest, and overtime laws of which
schedulers need to be aware. In an effort to match the right care
provider to the correct patient, simple mistakes can be made that
violate federal, state or local regulations. Deputy has updated its
platform's compliance rules engine to include rules that protect
employers against the most common wage-hour mistakes. This system not
only provides the scheduler what they need, but also gives employers the
flexibility to easily update or create additional rules.
"One of our customers migrated to Deputy after they were sued for $1,000
for every minute their employee clocked in early from their break. Not
having visibility of this over a three-year period caused a near
catastrophic lawsuit. That problem is now solved with Deputy," said
Jason Walker, President of Americas, Deputy.
To see Deputy in action for healthcare and learn more about the new
features, view the Optometric
Care Associates case study or visit https://www.deputy.com/healthcare-urgent-care-medical-scheduling-software.
Founded in 2008, Deputy is headquartered in Atlanta, U.S., and Sydney,
Australia, with offices in the United Kingdom and the Philippines. As
the ultimate workforce manager, and an Apple
Mobility Partner, Deputy offers best-in-class technology in a
cloud-based solution that simplifies scheduling, timesheets, tasking and
other employee communication. This, coupled with brilliant mobile apps
and one-click payroll integration, equips business managers with the
tools they need to get out of the back office and into the action. More
than 45,000 workplaces in 73 countries use Deputy to manage their
employees. For more information, visit Deputy.com
and follow @DeputyApp.
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