Irish Software Company Supports the Rollout of Covid-19 Vaccine
YellowSchedule, a Limerick based software company that specialises in healthcare scheduling has launched a solution this week to enable the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital (SIVUH) in Cork to allocate 2nd dose appointments for its Covid-19 vaccination rollout to healthcare and frontline workers.
Martina Skelly, YellowSchedule CEO commented;
“The beauty of this solution is not only the huge administrative overhead that has been removed and automated but also the flexibility it gives to organisations. As the vaccine rollout programme ramps up there are many moving parts involved in implementation and our system can handle these seamlessly. Whether it’s the optimal timing of the 2nd dose vaccine, flexibility around the numbers of vaccinators, the duration of appointments, allocating appointments to people or enabling online self-scheduling. We provide real time data to healthcare providers and enable them to maximise every timeslot to ensure that there is no wastage in the system.”
Already in use by multiple health authorities in the US, the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, a part of the South/South West Hospital Group, is the first site in Ireland to deploy the solution to manage vaccine rollout.
Says Ms Skelly;
“We’ve worked with the South Infirmary in the past and are always impressed with how forward thinking they are in terms of adapting innovative solutions to improve the delivery of healthcare and streamline workflow for staff. They have a willingness to make these projects happen as they understand the benefits to all”.
Jean O’Sullivan, Operations Officer at SIVUH, commented that
“ YellowSchedule delivered for us at short notice on our requirement to fulfil 2nd dose vaccines. Without a national system ready for use yet we would have had a monumental task to schedule their 2nd dose, especially bearing in mind restrictions around the timing of the 2nd dose and co-ordinating that with the delivery of the vaccines. YellowSchedule have given us the ability to focus on the delivery of the vaccine by removing huge logistical hurdles.
The system is flexible and can change on a daily basis based on the number of vaccinators available each day and provides reporting functionality so that hospital staff can see who has confirmed their appointment, who has cancelled, who has not yet replied and can follow up appropriately with this small number.
Additionally we’re very happy to support an Irish company that are market leaders in the healthcare scheduling space.”
YellowSchedule currently provides a number of cloud-based, healthcare scheduling solutions for hospitals, behavioural health and the long-term care sector. Over 15 million appointments have been scheduled through YellowSchedule to date through bespoke solutions and the SaaS platform.
YellowSchedule can provide a unique code and single-use link for Covid-19 vaccination programmes to ensure that only eligible people can schedule vaccinations online to prevent queue jumping. YellowSchedule can also work programmatically to assign and allocate dates/times to eligible people.