Patients hate waiting for their appointments.
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A leading South Florida hospital system was experiencing growth in both ambulatory and acute care visits, spending more than $2.5M per year on mass patient communication and appointment setting systems. The communication systems in place were developed 10+ years ago and not designed to handle today’s 1200+ providers and their respective patient network. The belief was that the spend was excessive for an antiquated system and had many gaps based on competitive research; median call abandonment rate of 19.2%, an average speed of answer of 2 mins and 49 seconds, high number of no-shows and multi-channel communication expectations. As one of the top hospital systems in the country, they recognized the need to examine their contact center to ensure better communication with patients and providers.
- Patients demanded better experience and service.
- Services and appointments were being rescheduled, creating empty slots.
- Handle time was taking too long to reach a resolution.
After assessing the organization and identifying the characteristics of the contact agent population, we established data pipelines to various source systems. We provided a 3-tier dashboard view (contact agents, frontline managers and executives) so actions can be specific to the user’s role and area of responsibility. By continuing to push the distribution of the population towards high-performers, we were able to see noticeable improvement in better forecasting and scheduling of patients. In addition, the patients’ experience and journey showed significant improvement towards the previous months.
AmplifAI provided us with an intelligent platform that simplified our data and reports from various systems into easy to understand views and recommended detailed actions to engage and develop agents across our scorecard. AmplifAI allowed us to engage, develop and communicate effectively with our workforce both remote and on-site while making coaching and learning focused, effective and fun.
Cary Danner, Assistant Vice President UHealth Connect