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OpenTempo Brings on Texas Children’s Hospital Department of Anesthesiology as New Client

OpenTempo Inc., a premier provider of integrated workforce management software for healthcare, today announced its newest client, the Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) Department of Anesthesiology. The scheduling and workforce management solution from OpenTempo delivered the department real-time access to call, shift and daily schedules from any browser or mobile device, as well as a built-in time-tracking and payroll management system.

Human resources costs currently make up the largest portion of healthcare management budgets. With the increasing pressure on hospitals to reduce costs while maintaining high quality care, workforce management software has proven a necessary tool for improving efficiency in hospital staffing. OpenTempo has enabled academic medical centers like the TCH Department of Anesthesiology to track residents by rotation, prerequisite and certification.

“Our focus needs to be on helping the children in our care,” shared Thomas Shaw, MD, of the TCH Department of Anesthesiology. “We have more than 60 attendings to schedule, in addition to CRNAs, SRNAs, fellows and residents, and we need to make the most efficient use of our staff. OpenTempo not only makes that possible, but simple as well.”

With an eye towards that efficiency, the TCH Department of Anesthesiology was looking for a solution they could use without constant need for technical support. OpenTempo offered that level of control, and the streamlined production of two complicated business intelligence reports the department required. The customization and flexibility of the OpenTempo solution was a deciding factor for the pediatric anesthesiology department implementation.

“As an academic medical center, Texas Children’s Hospital had specific needs for residency management, which is one of OpenTempo’s greatest strengths,” enthused Rich Miller, CEO of OpenTempo. “We are very excited to partner with the TCH Department of Anesthesiology and strive to give them the high return on investment we have provided our other academic medical center clients.”

About OpenTempo

OpenTempo’s advanced clinical scheduling system helps healthcare organizations efficiently manage their workforce resources. By automating the scheduling process, balanced call schedules are built in minutes, paper requests are completely eliminated and users track time directly into the system. Custom reports instantly provide all of the information schedulers and department managers need to plan shifts, manage requests, and track rotation and credentialing status—via any computer, smart phone, tablet or mobile device. For more information, visit www.opentempo.com.

About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to creating a community of healthy children through excellence in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation, Texas Children’s has recognized Centers of Excellence in multiple pediatric subspecialties including the Cancer and Heart Centers, and operates the largest primary pediatric care network in the country. Texas Children's has completed a $1.5 billion expansion, which includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; and Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston. For more information on Texas Children's, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news from Texas Children’s by visiting the online newsroom and on Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.

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