Burlingame, CA (PRWEB) February 05, 2014
As hospitals struggle to find proper staffing and coverage for their floors, one company has taken the task of finding a solution to the scheduling anguish. Lightning Bolt Solutions, a bootstrapped Silicon Valley startup, has launched their new app for the iPhone that will allow physicians to access real-time schedules wherever they are, effectively adding mobile as a new platform for their physician scheduling technology.
With numerous outlets reporting a shortage of physicians, including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, hospitals are struggling to provide enough physician hours without causing the typical burnout. The shortage is expected to be felt more with the addition of new consumers due to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Lightning Bolt Solutions addresses this problem by automatically creating balanced schedules for the practice, and hopes their new mobile app will make the job of a physician easier. “Our scheduling technology ensures that doctors work the best possible schedule given their work preferences and the needs of the practice,” stated CTO Nirmal Govind, Ph.D., “and the new mobile app improves the overall experience for our doctors.” The app had already broken the top 50 in the healthcare category on the Apple Appstore in less than 24 hours.
Lightning Bolt Solutions is a bootstrapped startup founded by its CEO, Suvas Vajracharya, Ph.D., with the goal of creating an automated scheduling system that would allow physicians to focus on the patient and not the schedule. What started off as a small setup in a bedroom has now grown to assisting hospitals and practices internationally. As healthcare delivery embraces information technology, Lightning Bolt Solutions has obtained a firm grasp on the scheduling market due to their innovative technology that produces good schedules in spite of requirements that often conflict. Despite the existence and use of large EMR/EHR systems, large healthcare enterprises are taking notice due to a market that has been underserved in the past.