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by Dan White

EMS eSchedule keeps your agency organized

A flexible, cloud-based solution lets you customize for your scheduling and management needs

Years ago, an EMS agency in New York looked at all the available scheduling applications — and decided to develop its own. The agency partnered with a local IT software solution company and embarked on a months-long development project that resulted in a cost-effective answer to the organization’s staffing challenges.

As a result, in 2004 EMS eSchedule was created, which has since built a nationwide business. Constant upgrades and improvements are made possible by the fact that the programs are all web-based and maintained on the cloud.

Great EMS software is one purchase that can pay a huge return on investment. In the case of EMS eSchedule, a typical 75-person squad can save about $9,000 a year by redistributing hundreds of staff-hours.

EMS eSchedule’s flexible modules allow you to only pay for the features you need. They offer the service in three levels that provide a combination of various components, including Scheduling, Time Clock, Training & Certification, Tracking and Agency Management.

With most basic eStart package you get access to Scheduling, Events Calendar, Document Library, Messaging and Member Database. The eStart package is for those departments new to cloud computing.

In the second, most popular tier, eClassic combines these functions and adds Shift Bid, Shift Trade, Certification Tracking and Time Clock. This package offers all of their most popular functions.

In the top ePlus level of service, you get the whole package that adds Availability Submission, Training Module, Equipment Inventory, Forms Manager and Vehicle Maintenance modules. This package is for the department that is ready to go completely paperless.

The sweet part is that little is required to get started. There are no upfront costs. You pay by the month and can cancel at any time. You don’t even have to do much work other than staff training to get started. You just e-mail them your existing data, even if it’s in simple spreadsheets. They will do all the work. In 10-14 days your new system will be ready to use.

For more information, check out EMS eSchedule.

About the author

Dan White, EMT-P works for Intersurgical, Inc. as the National Account Manager for EMS. Immediately prior he ran Arasan, LLC. He served as Sales & Marketing Director for Truphatek, Inc. and before that Director of Corporate Planning & Product Development for AllMed. He has been certified as a paramedic since 1978 and an EMS and ACLS instructor since 1981. Dan has designed many emergency medical products since his first, the White Pulmonary Resuscitator, including the Prolite Speedboad, Cook Needle Decompression Kit and RapTag Triage System. His more recent EMS product designs are the Arasan Ultra EMS Coat and the B2 Paramedic Helmet. To contact Dan, email dan.white@ems1.com.

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