Managing payroll for hundreds of healthcare professionals all over the country can be a huge headache. This is especially the case if you are waiting for a nurse to reach a fax machine to send in a paper timesheet or the quality of the picture of the timesheet is not good enough to decipher a 3 from an 8.
You all know what I am talking about, don’t you!
Statistically over 58% of adults in the United States (Jan 2014) have smartphones and I bet the statistics are higher for travelers. This means that you should be getting more than half of your timesheets via email from a “scanned in” timesheet.
Here are 7 great apps you can have your travelers use that should increase the quality of the timesheet turning any mobile device into a scanner. This might even make a good holiday present for them!
What I love about Genius Scan?
The app will let you choose what file type to save it in and with a quick email optioni. It also has a great way to store scanned documents and search for them later.
What I don’t love about Genius Scan?
You will have to fork out the cashola if you want to integrate with any other apps like Dropbox.
Plus Version - $6.99
What do I love about TinyScan?
It is a quick and easy app to use. It allows you to view the document in black and white, grey scale and the original photograph to choose the best option.
What I don’t love about TinyScan?
Lite version only lets you have so many scans stored before you need to upgrade to the pro version. But everyone needs to make money too, right?
What I love about Scanbot?
Its an all in one app. Not only is it a document scanning app but it is also scans QR codes. And I love the OCR option for the pro-version
What I don’t love about Scanbot?
Its not quite as intuitive as some of the other apps there.
What we love about CamScanner?
Easy to use and optimizes the scan quality automatically. It is also jam packed with TONS of features including OCR, advanced document editing, quick search and syncs seamlessly with multiple applications.
What we would change about CamScanner?
There is a watermark on the free version so I would think this would not fly with most of the facilities that need the scanned timesheets. Most likely this app would need to be upgraded to use it.
Full Version - $4.99
What I love about TurboScan?
You can take up to three pictures of the same image and combine them into the best possible scan.
What I would change about TurboScan?
There aren’t many integrations if your travelers like to organize their timesheets for future reference so they would have to quickly email it off to save it.
Full Version - $2.99
What I love about BlueSkyMSS?
It integrates with your time and attendance for BlueSky Medical Staffing Software so the nurse punches in the time and uploads a picture of their signed timesheet. This is a HUGE timesaver for the traveler and the payroll team plus it is included in your BlueSkyMSS subscription. No fee to your nurse!
What I would change about BlueSkyMSS?
BlueSkyMSS would integrate with any of these scanning apps or allow the traveler to choose from one of their “scanned” timesheets to upload into they BlueSky system.
What I love about My Scans?
It’s one of the easiest apps to use on the market and great for people who have a hard time with technology. It is also FREE! The text also is crisp and clean out of the box with little extra work to clean it up manually.
What I would change about My Scans?
Because it is so simple it is missing a lot of big features that some of your travelers may want. I would definitely choose this app though for people who are afraid of more than just the basic scanning features.