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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

Where’s My Pizza? A Winning New Vision for Transparency in Healthcare

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 1:54:02 PM)

The American healthcare industry is being called on to deliver more - more value, more satisfying patient experiences and ultimately, real patient transparency. By integrating clinical, financial and administrative functions, providers are finding that answering this call is the key to their own long-term success.

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How Ambulatory Surgical Centers are Leveraging Patient Engagement to Grow Market Share & What Hospitals Can Do to Compete

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 1:13:04 PM)

Fueled by America’s ageing population, growing occurrences of chronic disease and the high cost of healthcare, Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) are wielding their reputation for better patient engagement and lower cost to attract a growing share of the healthcare market. Hospitals and other full-service providers are finding new ways to...

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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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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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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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Taking the Blinders Off Medicare’s Price Transparency Rules – A Healthcare Industry Alert

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019 4:15:59 PM)

Consumerization in healthcare has taken a long time to gain critical mass, but newly proposed price transparency rules designed to increase hospital competition and reduce costs may force the industry to a tipping point. Though CMS’s rules fall well short of achieving their stated objectives, innovative hospitals are turning this challenge -...

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