Aladtec Representatives Attending Iowa EMS Association Event

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Annual conference and expo expected to draw 1,200-plus providers

Aladtec for EMS puts scheduling tools in staff members' hands

“I’m pretty happy with it. It makes the scheduling a lot easier. Members can inter-trade,; then it notifies us when somebody’s done that. We just approve it." -- Lee Coons, crew chief with Dallas Co. (IA) EMS

Some 1,200 emergency medical service professionals will gather at the Iowa Event Center/Community Choice Credit Union next week to learn, trade ideas and visit with about 75 vendors in the largest EMS industry exhibit hall in Iowa.

Representatives Joe Ellis and Jeremy Rodewald from Aladtec, Inc., will be present to meet with customers and demonstrate Aladtec's cloud-based scheduling and workforce management software to others.

Aladtec's robust platform is designed to accommodate unique scheduling and workplace activities used by public safety professionals. Aladtec software is currently used by 35 Iowa EMS agencies and 65 other fire, law enforcement, dispatch centers and healthcare organizations.

Scheduling 45 paramedics and EMTs at two stations for Dallas County (IA) EMS has become a non-event for crew chief Lee Coons.

Before Aladtec, schedules were assembled using paper and spreadsheets. He said it usually takes less than an hour to assemble the schedules and publish them for stations at Adel and Perry.

“Yeah. I’m pretty happy with it. It makes the scheduling a lot easier and (streamlines) open shifts that come up. Members can inter-trade between themselves; then it notifies us when somebody’s done that. We just approve it,” said Coons.

Most EMS agencies need to manage 24/7 shift rotations for both full-time and part-time employees. Communication tools embedded on the Aladtec platform enable staff to initiate swaps and trades, request time-off and receive schedule reminders while allowing administrators to make approvals and fill open shifts in minutes. The secure system can be accessed via any smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer with internet access.

Other Aladtec features allow for easy tracking of certifications and licenses, creation and management of electronic forms, a member discussion forum, abundant storage for policies and procedures, and much more. Many customers say they pay for the low-cost annual subscription through time savings in just weeks or a couple of months.

Aladtec improves agency efficiency, reduces human error, and streamlines processes. After implementing Aladtec, agencies also report reduced overtime and reducing staff time spent on employee scheduling and management chores.

“There are so many things I like about the Aladtec system. But primarily that it has made scheduling the nursing staff so easy. At a glance, I can see who called in sick, who’s on PTO and who traded shifts. No more confusion! I also like that they can put their vacation requests into the system and I can see far in advance when staff will be gone. Also, when they are trading shifts I am made aware of it by getting a notification through my phone so that I am immediately up-to-date on all changes and I can approve or deny the trade right away," said Sara Bruns, Assistant Director of Nursing at Keokuk County Health Center in Sigourney.

View a short video about how Aladtec has streamlined tasks at Great Falls (MT) Emergency Medical Services.

Ellis and Rodewald will offer demonstrations at Booth #76 during the IEMSA exposition. Hours are 9 am-3:40 pm, Friday, and 9:10 am to 1 pm, Saturday.

To learn more about Aladtec now, visit http://www.aladtec.com, or call 888-749-5550 and a representative will be pleased to answer any questions or configure a 14-day free trial, customized to an agency's unique operating practices.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Aladtec, Inc.
387 Arrow Court
River Falls, WI 54022
(888) 749-5550 Toll-Free
(715) 690-2300 Phone
steve@aladtec.com
http://www.aladtec.com

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