As health systems across the nation struggle to respond to the coronavirus crisis, they’re changing the way they do business, adopting new tools and technologies, and transforming workforces to operate efficiently and safely without sacrificing service quality. Healthcare organizations are facing overwhelming call volumes.
In healthcare, 87% of inbound patient interactions occur via telephone, making phone calls a critically important factor in overall patient experience. Meanwhile, many healthcare organizations fail to take advantage of simple call management improvement opportunities that can elevate caller interactions and boost the overall patient experience.
Hometown Health, the largest not-for-profit insurance company in Nevada, faced some significant challenges in servicing calls coming into their customer care center. Hold times and call abandonment were hitting all time highs as the contact center struggled to keep up with rising call loads in the face of ongoing company growth.