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The Journey

Transforming the Patient-Provider Experience

Written, edited and curated by Loyale founder Dan Peterson, The Journey explores ideas and innovation to enrich the patient-provider relationship

Hospital Billing Practices are Under a Microscope and Providers Are Responding to the Public and Political Scrutiny

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 11:39:42 AM)

Several prominent healthcare providers and investors have been featured in recent, damaging national news stories about patient billing and collection tactics. But some hospitals are learning that improved transparency and communications make it possible to partner with patients to increase revenues and burnish their reputations.

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Addressing Patient Financial Toxicity for the Oncology Industry

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 10:59:54 AM)

The financial impact of cancer treatment can be so severe for patients and their families that it’s been described as “financial toxicity”. For oncologists, a thoughtful patient financial strategy is critical to patient and provider well-being.

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Tackling Rampant Waste in Healthcare - A Guide for Healthcare Providers in the New Consumer-Driven Marketplace

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 10:11:29 AM)

Just-published research finds that one out of every four dollars spent on healthcare in the U.S. is wasted. In a system fraught with inefficiencies, some healthcare providers are taking steps to reduce waste, improve patient experiences and brighten their financial outlook.

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Six Ways to Engage Patients for Better Consumer and Provider Outcomes

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 4:29:13 PM)

Online or in-person, shopping in America has been transformed by the popularity and growth of eCommerce. A similar transformation is underway in healthcare. Will you be ready?

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Healthcare Cost Management - How to Achieve Your Goals and Remain Competitive

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 3:04:03 PM)

Health systems, Hospitals and other healthcare providers are being challenged to do more with less, even as patients are seeking more convenient and affordable alternatives. Some farsighted providers are finding ways to reduce their costs and grow market share.

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Strengthening Patient-Provider Relationships and Minimizing Physician Attrition

by Dan Peterson, Chairman and Founder (Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 1:17:00 PM)

Today, the financial aspects of healthcare have a major impact on both patients’ experiences and physicians’ job satisfaction. When hospitals do not have sufficient technology and processes in place to resolve financial issues, conversations about cost end up getting pushed into the exam room. This takes the focus off of clinical care and...

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Why Financial Engagement Should Be On Every Provider's Priority List

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 4:02:49 PM)

The American healthcare industry is faced with thinning margins, skilled labor shortages, shifting consumer preferences, powerful new competitors and a host of other challenges both old and new. Health systems and hospitals are responding by recalibrating their strategic priorities and finding that successful patient financial engagement is...

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Private Equity Investments and the Drive for Innovation in Healthcare

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 2:59:12 PM)

Deep pockets, industry expertise, meticulous research and the quest for investment gains make Private Equity a powerful force for growth and innovation in healthcare. Healthcare providers can learn a lot about the future of the industry - and their place in it - by studying Private Equity investment trends.

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Authentic Patient Engagement, Pt. 2 - The New Provider/Patient Partnership

by Dan Peterson, Chairman and Founder (Monday, Aug 26, 2019 9:54:51 AM)

Last week, in Authentic Patient Engagement, Pt. 1 - What It Is and How to Achieve It, I began this 2-part series exploring the modern patient’s heightened expectations of healthcare providers, along with the Loyale solutions that providers are leveraging to deliver it. This week, we’ll continue to examine patient expectations while digging more...

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Authentic Patient Engagement: What It Is, and How to Achieve It – Pt.1

by Dan Peterson, Chairman and Founder (Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 9:35:41 AM)

This is the first of a two-part series of articles seeking to define patient engagement in a more holistic and actionable way. Today, we’re taking a look at Patient Engagement from the patient’s perspective. Next week, we’ll dig deeper into the provider’s side of the relationship.

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