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How Wellstar launched a powerful AI bot — by bringing in the expert



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Wellstar is committed to being the best healthcare provider that it can be. And that means finding and investing in the most innovative technology. Moveworks is that technology. Dianne Kokotoff, Executive Director of Enterprise Solutions and Automation, Wellstar

Wellstar is more than healthcare

Wellstar is the largest healthcare system in Georgia. The non-profit pledges to put patients first by investing in innovative, life-saving technologies, providing convenient access to medical care, and ensuring the highest safety standards.

Dianne Kokotoff, Executive Director of Enterprise Solutions and Automation at Wellstar, wanted to extend this same focus on specialized support to Wellstar’s employees. But building a better employee experience wouldn’t be as simple as updating a few policies.

Valued team members, from frontline medical professionals to IT, were burning out, just from dealing with frustrating tech problems. That’s why Kokotoff and her team were looking for a solution that could be up and running fast.

A bot that works out of the box

At Wellstar, the question was not choosing to automate but how to automate. Like many organizations before them, Kokotoff and her team’s options were to either manually build out a solution using a conventional chatbot “toolkit” or find an option that works out of the box.

She and Larry Ross, the ServiceNow manager, wanted a super personalized, conversational support experience. But creating a homegrown chatbot with this level of sophistication would require a monumental amount of work upfront, work their team was not equipped to manage. To do this, they’d need a partner like Moveworks.


  • Automating personalized support for over 26K employees
  • Supporting frontline healthcare workers at the height of a pandemic


  • Resolved more than 10K support issues for employees, instantly
  • Transformed communications strategy with interactive, targeted messages


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Questions answered

I've built bots, and I’ve bought bots. Unless you have a huge development team, I recommend you buy. That way, you can get all the expertise, the knowledge, the wisdom, and the talent of the people involved. Larry Ross, ServiceNow Manager, Wellstar

Automating support with WALi

In May 2020, Wellstar deployed its Moveworks bot, better known to the team as WALi. Powered by the Moveworks Intelligence Engine™, WALi got to work on day one — understanding company lingo, automatically syncing with backend systems, and adapting to user feedback — so the IT team is free to focus on other priorities instead of constantly maintaining dialog flows.  

Today, WALi ensures employees get the help they need through natural conversations. Whether a frontline worker is locked out of their account or an office-based admin has a question about a new policy — the bot understands each request, determining the most relevant solutions in seconds.

The best employee experience puts people first

Kokotoff and Ross have made a concerted effort to always think about the end-user first, instead of just clicking boxes. This approach is harder than the status quo, but it’s certainly paid off. 

By investing time and energy into building the best employee experience — not manually building a bot — they were able to launch a solution that genuinely helps their employees do their best work.

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