From Lantiv Scheduling Studio 7 User's Guide
Scheduling nurses and doctors to shifts is a complex task because many constraints need to be taken under account. The program provides a comfortable environment to do the scheduling in. You have a neat view of everyone's personal schedule and an overview of who is present in each shift. Scheduling is a matter of drag and drop. So is moving a staff member from one shift to another.
The program offers a calendar view of the schedule (per dates) and allows you to plan the shifts several weeks ahead. You can display the schedule from the point of view of the nurses, wards and departments - including a daily and weekly view of all the resources. You can split the view to multiple windows and even open two workspaces on two adjacent monitors. What you get is a comprehensive scheduling environment that can help you organize the workforce of the entire hospital.
Unavailability of staff members can be input into the program by blocking out days and shifts on which a person cannot be scheduled. When you are viewing the schedule of a group of nurses and try to schedule a nurse, the program highlights the blocked out times in red. This allows you to work in a group schedule view without having to remember when each group member can or cannot be scheduled.
The program is rich in reports and printouts that you can generate. You have the option to print out the schedule as is (in a grid view) or generate table reports in which each row represents a scheduled resource. All reports can be summed up over a period of time and their totals can be printed. The data can also be exported to a web format or to a spreadsheet.