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2014-08-10

Scheduler: A housestaff compliance tool

6:33 PM Posted by David Do, MD , No comments

I built this with Eugene Gitelman in 2014 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

The Problem

Scheduling hundreds of residents in two-week rotations can be difficult. There are duty-hour regulations (80-hour work week, 16-hour maximum shift for interns, 28-hour maximum for residents), and there are practical problems, like missing a day when transitioning from night shift to day shift. Formerly, 4 internal medicine chiefs spent 4 full-time weeks building and checking the schedule.

The Solution

Scheduler grabs the schedules from amion and systemically checks for violations to the multitude of rules. This was implemented in July 2014. Now, the chiefs have real-time duty-hour violations checking and they are approaching zero scheduling errors.

Technologies

Ruby on Rails

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