KPMG helped an academic medical center replace an antiquated system with an easy-to-use user portal that made employees' lives easier and reduced costs.
Although this hospital is renowned for its technologically advanced medical education and research centers, its internal systems for employees to purchase technology, access technology-related knowledge bases, and reach technical help desk agents were archaic and disconnected. The hospital asked KPMG to bring these processes together in a customized, self-service user portal.
The new hospital portal was truly built around the needs of the hospital staff. It features a clean and intuitive interface, straightforward navigation, well-organized content and an easier way to get support. Since its implementation, it has improved the overall user experience, increased self-service adoption, enabled faster issue and query resolution time, decreased service-desk call volume and reduced the hospitals support-related expenses.
KPMG deployed three teams of professionals — from its Chief Information Officer Advisory (CIOA), ServiceNow, and Experience Design and Engineering practices — to collaborate with the client in development, design and deployment. We started by getting a deep understanding of users' pain points and needs. This would inform every step of the process. Experience Design and Engineering designers worked in tandem with CIOA’s front-end developers to create the functionality and user interface for the portal, and KPMG’s ServiceNow team then implemented the build.
The most critical success component of a software-based portal is providing an easy, stress-free user experience. When designing your portal, make sure you understand all your users’ pain points and needs so you can deliver an easy and intuitive experience.
To satisfy your increasingly mobile workforce, a “responsive design element” will help ensure your portal’s interface adjusts to allow access to all portal-based content on any device from any location.
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