Philly healthcare startup wants to make it easier for hospitals to plug holes in shift schedules

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4geD3gnRohg&feature=em-share_video_user An IT business wants to cut the amount of time hospitals have to spend on the phone to find nurses, physicians and support staff from their internal employee pool to plug shift gaps. It developed a solution to simplify the process of managing alerts and responses. The co-founders behind Staffluent — Ann Lee, Ernie […]

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An IT business wants to cut the amount of time hospitals have to spend on the phone to find nurses, physicians and support staff from their internal employee pool to plug shift gaps. It developed a solution to simplify the process of managing alerts and responses.

The co-founders behind Staffluent — Ann Lee, Ernie Barber, Neeraj Bagga, and Charlie Bowdenmet — came together at a 90-day entrepreneur bootcamp led by entrepreneurs from established Philadelphia startups such as Curalate and search engine DuckDuckGo, according to an article from Technical.ly Philly.

In a phone interview with MedCity News, Barber said the decision to focus on healthcare came out of an assignment to validate their staffing solution idea. A co-founder’s relative who works as a nurse at a hospital said staffing is a constant issue. Although he acknowledged that there are a number of large companies the workspace staffing management space, such as Kronos,he noted that these companies frequently don’t manage replies well.

There’s a pretty big opportunity in the healthcare workforce management sector, with the global market estimated to be worth $1.45 billion by 2019.

Staffluent is participating in the Philadelphia StartUp Leaders accelerator, which kicks off its second class next week.