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How Q-rounds enhances healthcare efficiency with daily rounding schedules

Chelsea Klevesahl

Chelsea Klevesahl

Co-founder, COO

Chelsea is a Brand and Marketing Strategist with two decades of experience helping businesses at every stage of growth including global or new market expansion, and mergers and acquisitions

Q-rounds, our virtual rounding queue app, gives healthcare professionals real-time access to daily rounding schedules, enabling them to plan their activities more effectively and deliver timely care to patients. This rounding coordination allows HCOs to maximize efficiency and elevate patient outcomes.

Aligning staff schedules for optimal performance 

Knowing daily rounding schedules plays a pivotal role in streamlining workflows and optimizing staff performance. Ensuring the right healthcare professionals are present when and where they’re needed most. This strategic approach minimizes staff downtime and optimizes productivity so healthcare professionals can provide seamless patient care.

Q-rounds goes a step further, sending real-time notifications to nurses, interpreters,  patients and families of when to arrive for rounds. Armed with this knowledge, providers, nurses and other care team members can plan their tasks and prioritize patient rounds. This means they spend less time waiting around for rounding assignments and more time delivering critical care to patients.

Maximizing resource allocation

Resource allocation is a constant balancing act in the healthcare setting. With daily rounding schedules, HCOs gain valuable insights into patient demand, allowing them to strategically allocate resources. Knowing the expected number of patients and round duration during specific rounds ensures that enough healthcare professionals are available to provide timely and comprehensive care. 

Q-rounds can help HCOs adapt on the fly, allowing administrators to quickly adjust staffing assignments if there’s a sudden surge in patient admissions. This agility minimizes bottlenecks, ensuring a smoother patient care experience.

Reducing patient waiting times

Prompt and timely care is an important aspect of patient satisfaction. Daily rounding schedules enable healthcare professionals to plan their rounds efficiently, minimizing patient waiting times or delays. This proactive approach to patient care shows patients their time is valued, reinforcing a patient-centered culture within the hospital. 

Q-rounds acts as a reliable guide, giving providers and care teams real-time updates on rounding schedules. Knowing when they’ll be needed allows healthcare professionals to be more responsible and deliver care more promptly. This results in patients experiencing reduced waiting times and feeling more at ease during their hospital stay.

Creating smoother workflows for patient care

Smooth workflows are the signature of a high-functioning healthcare organization. Daily rounding schedules create a structured framework for patient care, ensuring no patient is overlooked or neglected during the rounding process. When providers are aware of the timing and sequence of rounds, they can seamlessly transition from one patient to another, minimizing disruptions and maintaining a steady flow of care.

Q-rounds provides healthcare professionals a digital platform to access rounding schedules. Our app organizes rounding assignments, centralizes communication and eliminates the need for manual tracking, streamlining the process. This integration of technology into daily rounding schedules fosters a more efficient and patient-focused approach to care.

Rounding it up

Efficiency is the key to delivering exceptional healthcare experiences and achieving positive patient outcomes. Daily rounding schedules can align staff schedules for optimal performance, maximize resource allocation, reduce patient waiting times and create smoother workflows for patient care. 

Q-rounds plays a fundamental role in enhancing rounding coordination by providing real-time access to daily rounding schedules in addition to sending notifications to care teams, families and patients when to arrive at rounds, getting everyone present in the room.