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Benefits of Outsourcing Customer Service for Healthcare

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Whether you’re a healthcare provider or payer, you understand the importance of providing exceptional customer service for your patients and clients. The healthcare landscape is changing rapidly, and your patients’ expectations are a reflection of current customer service trends. It’s no secret that customer service is quickly becoming a top differentiating factor- the way you handle your customers and clients can either make or break your business. The customer experience, in some industries, has already outpaced price as a business’s competitive edge. We know that the decision to outsource your customer service isn’t one to take lightly, but there are clear benefits to bringing in a HIPAA-compliant partner to help share the load.

Benefits of Outsourcing Customer Service for Healthcare

As your customers become used to receiving high-quality customer service from the other industries, their expectations filter over to their healthcare experience. With more options available at your patients’ fingertips, it’s more important than ever to rise to meet their standards for customer service. While you’re focused on offering the best possible care for your patients by keeping up with the latest in your industry, trying also to keep up with customer service practices can be difficult. If you’re struggling to balance it all, it might be time to outsource your customer service to the professionals.

Build brand loyalty

Depending upon your field, it may be difficult to build a competitive advantage based upon the services or products you offer. Your customer experience could become the very thing that sets you apart from your competitors. Partnering with professionals to elevate your customer experience can help build brand loyalty and increase your overall customer satisfaction, guaranteeing that you’re their first choice for their future needs.

Assured data security

Patient information protection is a major concern in the healthcare realm. Keeping your patients’ sensitive information secure requires rigid adherence to the highest security standards. Attaining and maintaining these standards on-site can be involved and expensive. Working with a HIPAA-compliant call center provides your customers with the highest level of privacy and security and protects your business from potential exploitative breeches.

Meet customers where they’re at

As your customers move toward digital platforms for many of the other aspects of their lives (finances, shopping, scheduling, etc.), there’s a good chance they may prefer to manage their healthcare similarly. Omni-channel communication allows for a seamless customer experience across various channels, so you can meet your customers wherever they prefer to interact.

Gain customer service insights

Collecting and composing customer insights data can be a tedious and involved job, but when you partner with a call center, you’ll have access to metrics regularly. Looking at this data can help you make informed decisions regarding customer satisfaction and potential areas for improvement.

Flexible options

Outsourced customer service plans are unique to each business, and can look like any combination of the following:

    • Scheduling

    • Appointment reminders

    • Billing

    • Prescription refills

    • Patient travel assistance

    • Insurance verification

    • Physician referrals

    • Medical results outreach

    • Post-care patient surveys

    • After hours support

A HIPAA-compliant call center can streamline your processes and allow you to focus on what matters most: serving your patients and customers. If you’re considering outsourcing your customer service to a trusted contact center and want to learn more, we can help. We will work with you to create a solution that will fit your needs, and your patients’.

To learn more about EMS, Inc. or to find a solution to your customer service needs, contact us.