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Telephone Answering Service

8 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Running a Telephone Answering Service

Don’t Let the Day-to-Day Pressures of Running Your TAS Push Aside What Matters More By Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD Running a telephone answering service is a challenging proposition. It seems there’s always too much to do and not enough time to do it. Therefore, it’s understandable when the day ends before you complete your to-do-list. […]

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Healthcare Call Centers

How to Improve Patient Satisfaction in Your Healthcare Call Center

Think Like a Caller and Not a Call Center Manager By Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD In healthcare we talk about the needs of patients, and in call centers we talk about the needs of callers, that is patients who call on the phone. Yet both needs are challenging to fully attend to when we’re deep […]

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Healthcare Call Centers

How a Medical Answering Service Can Improve Patient Satisfaction

Lessen Healthcare Frustrations By Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD Talk to just about anyone today about healthcare and they’ll voice frustrations. Providers are frustrated that they’re hampered from giving the best care to patients. Patients are frustrated with the complexities of navigating the healthcare system and receiving the care they want. They especially balk at automation […]

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Healthcare Call Centers

Measuring Success in Healthcare Contact Centers

Top Metrics for Evaluating Performance and Efficacy By Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD Call centers have been around for decades, and the industry has an established set of proven metrics to measure overall performance and outcomes. Let’s take a moment to review some of these top call center metrics to use in measuring success. Then consider […]

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Call Center

7 Tips to Conduct Engaging Customer Surveys

Incorporate Best Practices into Your Customer Survey Process By Peter Lyle DeHaan, Ph.D. Do you survey your customers or clients? Should you do a customer survey? And if you already have a survey process in place, do the results meet your needs? Or should it be overhauled or even retired? Regardless of where you are […]

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Healthcare Call Centers

Integrate with Your Organization

Don’t Stay in Your Silo or Function in Isolation By Peter Lyle DeHaan, Ph.D. I once needed to call a company in the healthcare sector. With their call center I encountered long wait times, surly representatives, and little help in resolving my dilemma. I made many unsuccessful phone calls. At last, one rep transferred me […]

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Call Center

Avoid the Covid Excuse in Your Call Center

Admit Your Service Faults Instead of Blaming the Pandemic By Peter Lyle DeHaan, Ph.D. Different countries around the world and various areas within have had differing responses to the covid pandemic. For some it is but a memory—albeit a painful one. Others, however, are only now beginning to emerge from its grip, with its influence […]

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Healthcare Call Centers

Remote Patient Monitoring

Add New Services to Better Serve Your Stakeholders By Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD Whether you’re an in-house medical call center provider or a for-profit outsourcer, look for ways to add more services to better serve your stakeholders. This will increase your value to them and help your community. It will also increase the value of […]

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Call Center

Going Beyond the Call

Offer Call Backs and Customer Service Options By Peter Lyle DeHaan, Ph.D. In thinking about going beyond the call, you may assume this is an article about offering web chat, text messaging, and email response in addition to handling phone calls. Though I’m an advocate of these options, thereby turning your call center into a […]

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Call Center

Make Chat Availability a Priority

Make Customer Service a Distinguishing Factor for Your Organization By Peter Lyle DeHaan, Ph.D. Companies are increasingly offering chat services as a way for their customers and prospects to reach them. Not only is this an option that more and more people want to use, but many businesses find it’s a cost-effective customer service solution. […]