NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, and networking solutions, announced the launch of new healthcare integrations within its comprehensive UNIVERGE BLUE cloud services portfolio. These integrations seamlessly connect the omni-channel UNIVERGE BLUE ENGAGE contact center solution with industry-leading electronic health record (EHR) systems, including Epic®, ORACLE Cerner®, and MEDITECH®.
With the evolution of remote work and virtual healthcare, NEC's UNIVERGE BLUE Healthcare Solutions practice is at the forefront of innovating cloud-based communication and collaboration solutions. These solutions enable healthcare providers to establish secure and efficient connections with their patients, ensuring personalized care regardless of physical location. The newly introduced integrations between the ENGAGE contact center—a centralized platform for managing customer interactions across voice, SMS, email and chat—and leading EHR systems, epitomizes NEC's commitment to enhancing patient engagement, automating communication workflows and simplifying administrative tasks.
Features and advantages of these integrations include the following capabilities through Patient Engage, Assist and Notify:
- Patient Assist: Expedited patient verification and call resolution – Caller ID-triggered patient data dynamically populates care providers’ screens, expediting verification processes and reducing call handling times. Dashboard displays may encompass prescription histories, household member details, outstanding bills and other pertinent information that enriches the connected patient care experience.
- Patient Engage: Inbound self-service options with Interactive Voice Response (IVR) – Patients are empowered with self-service IVR functionalities, enabling independent tasks such as bill payments, appointment management and prescription renewals. This reduces call volumes, allowing healthcare personnel to focus on complex patient requests.
- Patient Notify: Automated outbound notifications – Expanding on existing Dynamic Notification capabilities, this feature facilitates real-time communications through voice, SMS, email, and chat, and responding to EHR events like upcoming appointments and prescription refills. Healthcare providers can reduce time-consuming tasks, minimize appointment no-shows and elevate patient engagement by accommodating preferred communication channels.
“NEC is proud to deliver transformative cloud services to healthcare providers as an integral part of the UNIVERGE BLUE portfolio,” said Marc Hebner, Senior Vice President, NEC Corporation of America. “The integration of UNIVERGE BLUE ENGAGE Contact Center with leading electronic health record systems exemplifies our unwavering commitment to empowering healthcare professionals and fostering seamless, secure and patient-centered interactions. These solutions will allow for an enhanced patient experience and increase employee productivity — a true win-win for healthcare providers."
These newly introduced healthcare integrations are possible through NEC’s UNIVERGE BLUE work with SpinSci, a leading provider of intuitive collaboration and contact center solutions for healthcare that helps health systems drive better patient engagement and best-in-class care management for better health outcomes.