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The human side of healthcare analytics

A recent study by Tempkin Group showed when individuals have a positive emotional association with a specific brand, they are 8.4 times more likely to trust the company, 7.1 times more likely to purchase more and 6.6 times more likely to forgive a company’s mistake.

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The future of work: 5 key insights from CX industry experts

Over the last 15 months, we’ve witnessed organisations pivot their operating models to enable their teams to work from home. As things slowly start returning to the way they were before the pandemic, many have begun to ask the question—what is the future of work? According to Bloomberg, 63% of employers expect to implement hybrid […]

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Get a grip: Prevent slip-and-falls with AI-powered solutions

Many manufacturers are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to provide a more reliable way to not only identify, but mitigate workplace injuries such as slip-and-falls as they occur in real time.

Philippines contact center agents quickly transition to home operations with great results

As the COVID-19 pandemic intensified around the world in March 2020, an American consumer electronics company needed offshore, remote help providing technical support for issues regarding smart TVs, sound bars, and streaming apps. Sherri Schmidt, HGS Director of Global Account Management, shared the details of how HGS successfully delivered an urgent offshore work-at-home solution for […]

Three ways healthcare engagement models differ from other industries

Healthcare engagement models differ from other industries in three ways: compliance needs, customer types, and org structures. A BPO can assist in minimizing differences to truly put customers first.

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Bringing service to the client: Why a social contact center is essential for modern customer service

More than ever, brands require iterative and innovative customer care strategies. More and more people are interacting and transacting online and on social media platforms. Many businesses are establishing social media contact centers. This blog explains why and how to provide EPIC social care.

Creative contracting models beyond FTE in the digital era

As brands transform and move to an increasingly digitally led customer experience fueled by their customers’ demands for more effective self-service channels, it’s no surprise that they’re also changing what they require from their outsourcing partners: technology and analytics-based transformation with increased ROI and CSAT. HGS’s Chris DeLambo, SVP Business Development & Channel Partnerships, and […]

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HGS Digital Partners with Twilio to Deliver Innovative Cloud Contact Center Services

HGS Digital is partnering with Twilio, the leading cloud communications and customer engagement platform to utilize Twilio’s technology in building fast, flexible, best-in-class customer service experiences.  HGS Digital’s process excellence and systems integration experience coupled with Twilio’s proprietary building blocks in cloud computing create a unique ability for the two companies to build messaging, voice, and […]

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10 factors in selecting an automation partner

Automation projects can be completed in house, by reputable third parties, or a hybrid. Sometimes third parties have stronger technical chops, experience and methods, cross-functional understanding, and objective point of view. Learn what to look for in a third-party automation partner.

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Customization for your customers: 5 hyper-personalization trends for 2021

Leading brands — especially online retail — are embracing hyper-personalization, or the use of data, to provide more targeted products, services, and content to consumers. Bots, beacon technology, visual search, customer data platforms, and more can help brands improve the CX.

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Improve agent work-at-home performance with 8 unconventional uses of speech analytics

Speech analytics tools are not just for understanding customers. Use these technologies to gauge employee satisfaction, detect fraud, measure quality (of agents and work-at-home connectivity), ensure compliance, and more.

Boost CSAT, ESAT, retention, and savings with a Modern CX approach

According to a 2020 Walker study, the top business priority for the next five years is customer experience—because 86% of buyers are willing to pay more for a great experience. In an Outsourcing World Summit 2021 presentation for the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP), Andrew Kokes, HGS Global Head of Marketing, and Lauren Kindzierski, […]

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For better RCM, prioritize people and track with technology

Proper revenue cycle management (RCM) involves careful documentation of the entire patient journey. Once captured by a proficient employee, patient and member data can be handed over to AI-based systems to reveal insights.

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Preventing and appealing clinical denials with analytics, automation, and AI

U.S. hospitals lose $262 billion due to denied claims each year, representing 10% of the total claims paid. Unraveling the root cause of denials costs an average of $118 for each claim. Applying modern technology — such as analytics, automation, and artificial intelligence (AI) — can help to increase the number of clinical denials investigated, boost appeal effectiveness, and unearth root cause.

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Ready to modernize your contact center? Assess trends with care

Contact center trend lists are plentiful and fleeting. How do you decide which trends make sense for your organization? This blog provides a few tools for helping to assess trends and shares one financial services company’s story in finding the best way forward.

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Become a better business detective with image analytics

Advanced image machine learning, complemented by image analytics, can detect patterns and harvest clues from volumes of .jpg, .png, .tif, .pdf, etc. files. Image ML makes structured data, unstructured data, handwritten text, object identification, and facial recognition more widely accessible, searchable, and categorizable.

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COVID-19 and healthcare: 3 areas of market focus

COVID-19 has heightened the focus on optimized provider data management, utilization management, nurse triage, and telemedicine for payers and providers, both during and after the pandemic subsides.

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HGS’s 2020 highlights: Achievement amidst adversity

In 2020, the COVID-19 world health crisis impacted nearly every person and business around the globe, including HGS, our employees, and our clients. When many of our everyday tasks and operations began to require a different approach, we resolved to keep things running safely and securely. As we begin 2021 with hope and optimism around […]

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10 creative ways to leverage advanced analytics

Today’s companies are constantly flooded with loads of valuable data, and proper analysis of such data is essential for better strategic decision-making and process improvements. Real-time analytics and elevated CX directly impacts higher brand preference, revenue and cost improvements, and lasting competitive advantages. According to a Harvard Business Review report, 44% of enterprises are acquiring […]

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A COVID-19 update from our company’s consulting physician

Throughout 2020 and as we plan for 2021, HGS has trusted the professional insights of Dr. Virginia Gurley, whose steady and reliable point of view has provided us with a sound perspective regarding the pandemic. Her end-of-year statement offers guidance as well as words of encouragement for the months ahead. “COVID-19 has spread by leaps […]

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Turn Work@Home into on-demand with agent self-scheduling

Work@Home allows for improved flexibility, employee satisfaction, and efficiency, but creative self-scheduling can take Work@Home’s potential to the next level. Microshifts, split shifts, and self-scheduling options bring clear advantages to the Work@Home contact center.

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Preparing for the post-pandemic rise of digital nomadism

Work@Home concepts can be applied to keep established, high performing teams together as well as attract new employees with a desire to travel. Digital nomads have desirable traits for many employers, particularly contact center managers.

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