New self-rostering features
HosPortal has some self-rostering features that make it distinctive in the medical and hospital environment. All our private hospital customers, and some of our public hospitals, use variations of the self-roster process to allow them to populate rosters with minimum administrative overhead.
Features include abilities to easily and quickly:
- set rules for each type of doctor and each roster separately
- set minimum quotas, which can be determined by different drivers. A common one is that people who do more surgical work at a hospital are expected to do more on-call shifts.
- set maximum limits on the number of shifts that a doctor can pick up. This limit might be temporary, to allow everyone a fair go at picking up good shifts.
- report on statistics
- quickly and fairly fill vacancies that come up later in the roster period, for instance if a doctor resigns.
Until now, these have all worked on a first-past-the-post selection system, where the first person to pick a shift would be allocated that shift. This is quick and self-managing. But not appropriate for all hospitals or all rosters.
But starting in April, there will be a new option: preference-based rostering. This will automate the process of:
- surveying relevant doctors regarding their shift preferences
- presenting these preferences to a roster administrator to confirm who will be allocated what shift
- developing draft rosters within roster rules, and re-drafting rosters once some of the shifts have been allocated.
More information is available on our Youtube page, here.
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