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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

ONC Cures Act Final Rules – Another Milestone for the Empowered Healthcare Consumer

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020 3:39:29 PM)

On March 9, 2020, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), under U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued its final rules on healthcare interoperability and medical record ownership and access. These rules, titled the Cures Act Final Rules, align with complementary rules proposed by the Center...

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Witnessing the Dawn of Healthcare’s Consumer Revolution

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020 12:42:53 PM)

Events have converged to force healthcare in America to a tipping point. Stressed by overwhelming financial burdens, better consumer experiences in other sectors and with the support of regulators, patients are flexing their consumer might to force change and stimulate disruption. Traditional providers are taking steps to remain relevant and...

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Top Healthcare Trends for 2020 & Some Early Wins in the Quest for Transformation

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020 1:45:16 PM)

The U.S. Healthcare industry is finding it cannot rely on traditional methods to solve its most daunting challenges. With pressure mounting from every corner, healthcare providers are making investments in nontraditional business models and smart technologies to accelerate their transition into the consumer-driven healthcare marketplace.

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The American Healthcare System’s 800-pound Gorilla Has Spoken

by Dan Peterson, Chairman and Founder (Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020 7:13:23 AM)

Though the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ updated Star Ratings and proposed rules on hospital price and quality transparency may be clumsy, even ineffective, their intentions are clear. The largest source of revenue to hospitals in the U.S. is setting a new, much higher bar for the way hospitals and payers help patients find and...

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Disruption and the “Retailization” of Healthcare

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020 3:04:08 PM)

Healthcare in America is on the threshold of great change, driven by disruptive new technologies, regulatory pressure and increasingly assertive, value-sensitive consumers. Recently published analysis “The top eight predictions that will disrupt healthcare in 2020” presents traditional healthcare providers with a stark choice – adapt or lose...

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J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference 2020 - Innovation, Efficiency & the Consumer

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020 1:42:54 PM)

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.

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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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