A ‘Lean’ Philosophy and Culture: Continuous Improvement in the Healthcare Contact Center (Part I)

In this two-part series, we take an in-depth look at RelateCare’s Continuous Improvement Division, which is dedicated to the integration of a ‘Lean’ philosophy and culture into our healthcare contact center solutions and operations. In the first part of the series, we explore the origins and background of the Continuous Improvement Division in RelateCare, why […]

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Current State Assessment: Unlocking the healthcare contact center

The healthcare contact center, while often going unnoticed, is in many ways the key to the patient access experience. It is the first touchpoint, the ‘front door’, the opportunity to give a first impression, which we know can be long-lasting. It is where a patient can have either a positive or negative experience which sets […]

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Meeting Patient Preferences: 24/7 Contact Center Services!

For many organizations across many industries the appeal of having a 24/7 contact center is growing. During the normal business hours of 8-5 Monday-Friday, it can be challenging for people to make appointments, find information, or seek reassurance from an organization. People seem busier than ever, working jobs, commuting, taking care of kids, all while […]

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Why you need a Denials Management Solution!

Insurance denials are an ever-present issue in U.S. healthcare. When an insurance company notifies you that it considers a certain treatment, service, or medication not part of your benefits, this is called a denial. Receiving notification of a denial can be devastating for patients, both emotionally and financially, especially for those who are in a […]

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The Role of the Financial Counselor in Healthcare

Outlining responsibilities and capturing payment upfront is an essential ingredient to ensure a healthy revenue cycle, particularly as healthcare organizations target a V shaped recovery. Patients are often powerless and price blind when it comes to understanding complicated bills with confusing codes post service.  With looming discussions regarding the future of price transparency and enabling […]

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The Value of Employee Engagement within the Healthcare Contact Centre

The nature of healthcare contact centres is changing at a rapid pace. Patients are becoming increasingly comfortable with online self-service tools. The remaining live calls to contact centres are often quite complex to resolve, and so, in order to provide consistent high-quality patient experiences, it is necessary to have experienced, knowledgeable patient service representatives with […]

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The Momentum Is Good…..Keep it Going!

For almost five years, I have been submersed in the U.S. healthcare sector. In that time, I have been fortunate to engage directly with executive leadership at some of the top ranked health systems in the world. I have attended my fair share of conferences, big and small, where the future of health delivery has […]

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Data Utilization and Root Cause Analysis within the Healthcare Contact Center

In a fast-paced work environment, problems are often amplified and exacerbated due to a lack of visibility of the root cause of the issue. A true understanding of a situation requires visibility and clarity on the subjects or processes being observed. In my experience as a performance optimization consultant, this can be a major challenge […]

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Family-Centered Patient Access at Children’s Hospitals

As RelateCare Director of Client Solutions, I am responsible for ensuring that RelateCare deliver high-quality services to our client partners and that we are always adding value to the healthcare organizations that we serve. This is a mission I am passionate about with all our clients-partners but I have a special pride in RelateCare’s historic […]

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Contact Tracing and the role of the Contact Center

Contact tracing is a critical element in the fight against COVID-19 and has successfully been utilized to fight other diseases such as MERS and SARS.  In the current crisis, it begins with those who test positive for COVID-19.   Close contacts of those patients are then identified, as they may have been infected as well.  These […]

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