Infusion Scheduling

Infusion centers face significant challenges related to lengthy wait times and uneven patient loads, which can negatively affect clinical outcomes and cause unnecessary burdens for nurses or other healthcare providers. Oncology Practice Management (OPM) recently spoke with Abbi Bruce, RN, MS, OCN, Program Director, Medical Oncology and Infusion Services, Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital, CT, who discussed some of the factors that contribute to the complexity of infusion scheduling, and effective strategies for solving these problems. Read More ›

We often relate infusion appointment scheduling to playing a game of Tetris, because most of the effort is focused on scheduling patients with appointments of varying lengths into all available resources in the center. Once every resource is scheduled into and there are no more gaps on any of the resources (ie, the Tetris board is completely covered), then no additional patients can be booked. Read More ›