Sample schedule. To see how the switchboard features work, go to our sample
hospital-wide schedule at www.amion.com. Login using "site swi".
Alpha-numeric paging. With alpha-paging enabled, switchboard staff can click
on the pager number displayed and type in a message to be delivered to individual
staff or groups of staff. See instructions for
setting up online paging. You can also set up the system so that when someone
clicks a pager link, it opens a new browser window and takes you to your hospital's
paging screen. There's an option to have amion keep a log of all pages. People with
switchboard rights can view recent messages to any individual or more extended logs.
Blast paging. A person who oversees the entire Amion account can predefine
paging groups that include on-call staff from multiple departments. People with switchboard
access can then choose a group and send a message to the entire group.
Annotations. Notes are a great way to make last-minute, off-hour changes to
the central on-call list. Anyone who logs in to amion with switchboard rights can
add a note to any shift in the master list. Notes can have times associated with them.
Sign out staff. Staff with switchboard rights may sign a service or staff member
to another provider at the master on-call list. The changes take effect immediately
and show the new person on duty.
Extended Contact Info. When creating schedules in OnCall, schedulers have the
option to include additional contact information for each person in the schedule.
This information is marked as "private" or "public" in OnCall. Only switchboard staff
with a designated account can view restricted information.
Switchboard signouts People with switchboard rights at amion can sign out
a service or staff member to another provider.
Log in at amion with a switchboard password. To change coverage for a service, select
a group in the left-most column or from the "Who's on" dropdown. Click a new-note
icons to the left
of a shift name.
From the dropdown selector on the right, choose the person who will be covering the
service. You can enter text in the note field to explain the coverage change. Or leave
the note field blank.
If you submit a note with the same begin and end times, the note will be active from
that moment until the end of the shift. Customize the times to set the hours on the
While a signout is active, the person covering the service will be listed as on duty,
complete with his/her pager and other contact information. Once the end time on the
signout passes, the "Who's on" list automatically reverts to the original person assigned
to the service.
Icons that will appear at the central display include:
Signout is active
- end time passed
Signout in future
To read the signout details, mouse over the icon. Click the icon to modify the times
or the person covering the service.