SMART’s New Calendar is a powerful appointment scheduling software module for staff and patient interactions in opioid treatment programs. It is available in SMART’s cloud EHR and gives you the ability to easily manage staff, patients, resources, and time.
Many addiction treatment networks organize their programs by location. The new calendar in SMART gives you the ability to manage events by the program. Clinicians can use SMART’s Calendar to schedule group meetings. Administrative staff can schedule pre-admission appointments for patients. And your whole team can use it to schedule internal meetings and see who’s available at a certain time.
Intuitive Appointment Scheduling Software Design
SMART’s VP of Product and Technology Paul Lebeau describes this new calendar module as “intuitive” and “familiar”. “With SMART’s new Calendar, we aim to provide an intuitive, easy-to-use software feature in a familiar, web-based interface while maintaining 100% integration with existing data and other features of the SMART Solution.”
SMART’s Calendar allows you to set events to repeat using a variety of options. The options available are intuitive for those already familiar with other popular online calendars. For example, a meeting might occur more than once per week or every other week. Some events might occur on the 10th of every month or on the third Thursday. SMART’s Calendar allows you to match whatever scheduling needs you have.
This appointment scheduling software module helps you choose event times that do not conflict with staff schedules. You can tell who is available for an appointment in real-time. For example, it prevents you from scheduling a staff member for a meeting when they are not scheduled to work during that time. Likewise, it prevents the user from scheduling an event that will conflict with another event.
Moreover, in a busy clinic setting, it can be difficult to schedule meetings that include multiple staff members. Now, you can automatically locate available dates and times for multiple staff members with one click. Rather than searching multiple individual’s schedules to find an open time in common, the Calendar automatically finds a time that works for all participants.
Automate Patient Text Reminders & Schedule Resources
Another exciting feature is auto email or text message patient appointment reminders. This way, patients don’t need to set a reminder on their phone (or anywhere else). And, if it is an intake appointment, they definitely don’t want to miss it! This removes both the burden of remembering and the potential for them to forget to set the reminder.
Finally, you can schedule resources such as audio/visual tools, group therapy supplies, and meeting spaces. This helps operations flow as smoothly as possible ensuring that your resources aren’t accidentally overbooked. Request more information