Several familiar themes emerged at the J.P. Morgan Annual Healthcare Conference in San Francisco last week, affirming the growing influence of patient consumerism and the importance of leveraging technology to reduce costs and improve care. Highlights provide an early glimpse into the early stages of healthcare’s transformation in America.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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?
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...
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.
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...