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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

Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer

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COVID-19: Healthcare Consumerism’s Tipping Point

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Sep 1, 2020 9:25:43 AM)

Experts have been predicting for years that consumerism - the active, informed exercise of patient choice - would be the remedy to healthcare’s high costs and widespread inefficiencies. Historically, patients have lacked the tools and information needed to fulfill their roles in the provider-payer-patient transaction, but big changes caused by...

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Healthcare Affordability is More Than a Problem. It’s a Crisis

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020 2:02:50 PM)

The findings of a just-published consumer survey confirm a disturbing financial condition affecting patients and the healthcare providers that serve them. Until improved systems for enhancing healthcare affordability are embraced, the financial security of patients and providers is threatened, whether consumers are insured, under-insured or...

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Virtual Health Demands Virtual, Affordable Patient Payment

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Aug 18, 2020 1:35:34 PM)

However it is labeled - virtual Health, telehealth or digital care delivery - the ability for millions of Americans to get the care they needed while observing stay-at-home orders and protecting themselves from exposure has been a game changer for every healthcare system stakeholder during the COVID-19 crisis. Out of urgency, Telehealth has...

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In Healthcare, All Signs Point to Digital Transformation

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020 9:24:22 AM)

The global pandemic and healthcare have been constants in America’s news cycle since March, but developments during the first week of August 2020 are worthy of every stakeholder’s attention. As the industry continues to adjust to unprecedented challenges and demands, the role of virtual, digital care delivery has evolved from a temporary,...

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Healthcare’s COVID-19 Response Is a Window to the Industry’s Future

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020 8:56:48 AM)

In their response to the novel coronavirus, healthcare providers in the United States quickly pivoted to alternative care delivery systems better suited to the extraordinary new needs of healthcare consumers. Forward-looking projections from multiple healthcare industry experts suggest that healthcare’s COVID-19 adaptations are just the...

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Financial Agility is Essential to Healthcare’s Post-COVID-19 New Normal

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Jul 28, 2020 6:25:05 AM)

Despite billions in federal stimulus payouts, 2020 operating losses at America’s hospitals are projected to be between negative one percent and negative eleven percent because of financial disruption caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Fortunately, the key to healthcare’s recovery can be found in pandemic-stimulated, consumer-centered innovation...

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COVID-19 and the Growing Demand for Healthcare Transparency

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020 2:15:39 PM)

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused historic financial disruption for healthcare providers and healthcare consumers, causing consumers and their legislative representatives to demand better transparency - now. As providers struggle to deal with multiple public health and operational crises of their own, a better approach to transparency promises...

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Healthcare’s COVID-19 Secret Weapon – Innovation

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Jul 14, 2020 6:44:55 AM)

Before the COVID-19 public health and economic crises, the healthcare industry had been slow to respond to changing expectations of the healthcare consumer, opening the door to disruptive new providers with more efficient, patient-friendly operating models. Digital innovation stimulated by the crisis will fuel healthcare’s recovery and...

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Financial Recovery for Health Systems is at Least a Year Away. Going Digital Can Accelerate It

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 10:52:27 AM)

The resounding success of telehealth in the American Healthcare industry’s response to the COVID-19 crisis is a clear indication of growing consumer preference for safer, more convenient and more affordable access to healthcare. As healthcare finally pivots into its own digital age, it must be sure to include every dimension of the patient care...

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Five Critical Operational and Financial Capabilities Required for Healthcare’s Financial Survival

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020 3:30:53 PM)

As the American healthcare industry moves into the next tenuous phase of the COVID-19 crisis, it must find an equilibrium between two menacing threats - resurgent COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations and the suffering caused by the economic shutdown. Clinicians are planning for “disease suppression.” - but for healthcare providers,...

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