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Office 365 for Healthcare Professionals: Improving Patient Care Through Collaboration, Compliance, and Productivity by Nidhish Dhru

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©  Nidhish Dhru 2018
Nidhish DhruOffice 365 for Healthcare Professionalshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3549-2_6

6. Overcome Scheduling Challenges

Nidhish Dhru
(1)
San Ramon, California, USA
 
Nurse scheduling is about finding an optimal way to assign nurses to shifts and maintain the correct nurse-to-patient ratio at any given point in time at the hospital or facility. The nurse scheduling problem has been studied since at least 1969 and is a very complex problem that can be solved via algorithms. This chapter, however, will focus on solving this problem by putting the scheduling decisions in the hands of nurses and will not focus on solving it via any computer algorithms. Staffing and scheduling is not only a tiresome process but also requires ...

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