Connections – a leader on the digital transformation market in Romania, with offices in Bulgaria, Serbia and Asia – has created the first robot for Medicover, capable of automatically managing the contracts and benefits of the subscribers and insurers of the medical group.
The SAM robot (Subscriptions Assistant Manager), created on the basis of RPA technology developed by the UiPath unicorn, can register new subscribers, change existing benefits in a subscription plan, add dependents (children or relatives) to the subscriber’s benefit plan or can conclude contracts.
“We seek to include technological innovations in the operational flow as part of our technology strategy to continuously improve the patient experience. The SAM robot meets an increasing need to register new subscribers and update existing contracts. The automation will significantly reduce the processing time, also ensuring the quality of the records with zero errors. In addition, colleagues who handled the manual implementation of these processes will now be involved in less repetitive actions, which bring direct benefits to clients,” states Delia Iliasa, National Director of Medicover Clinics and Commercial Director, Medicover Romania,
For a Medicover subscriber, the benefits are related to the fact that he/she can access medical services quasi-instantaneously after signing the contract, and for any subscriber who becomes a Medicover patient, which means he/she needs a consult or investigation, the related benefit plan can be quickly consulted and the patient is guided in order to get the best solution.
“SAM was created one month ago, and the trial period lasted another month, because there were several exceptions that the robot had to deal with separately, which significantly increased the complexity of the process. The main challenges were related to the interaction of the UiPath robot with the existing subscriber management application. Based on a unique key, the robot identifies a person, applies changes and updates in the related contracts, just as a human operator”, explains Bogdan Florea, founder of Connections and ANIS Vice President.
Connections is a ‘trusted UiPath implementation partner’ and has already successfully implemented robotic automation processes in a variety of industries, from companies in the FMCG and banking areas to accounting firms, BPO companies, medical services companies and medical laboratory tests. The automated processes targeted departments in the financial and accounting area and in the operational area with activities related to monthly reporting, leave management, the introduction of invoices in accounting software, but also back-office processes in the banking industry.
Connections is a leader on the digital transformation market in Romania, with 300 employees, offices in Bulgaria, Serbia and plans for global expansion. The company specializes in Intelligent Automation, IT Infrastructure Support, Digital Business Process Management and Software Development On Demand. Connections’ clients are global companies and medium-sized Romanian companies from industries such as Banking, FMCG, Oil & Gas, Telecom and Retail. Starting with July 2018, Connections signed a partnership with UiPath, the Enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) platform with the fastest customer adoption worldwide, with which it has already successfully implemented robotic automation processes in key industries. At the same time, Connections has invested over 200,000 euros in the development of a fintech open banking platform meant to integrate the APIs made available by banks in Romania, with the enforcement of the Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2), which obliges banks to give access to information regarding bank accounts for payments accessible online to third parties who can develop their information services, payments and offer other financial services to the clients of the banks. Connections ended 2018 with a turnover of 5.5 million Euro.