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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

While Hospital Margins Shrink, Leaders Search for More Sustainable Operating Models

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020 2:39:29 PM)

Recently updated healthcare industry research affirms the eroding financial performance of healthcare providers as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. But innovation inspired or accelerated by the crisis has set the stage for a more patient-centered reimagining of healthcare in America, especially as it applies to consumer choice and payment.

 

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While Hospitals Fight COVID-19, The Competition is Getting Serious

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 3:23:28 PM)

The heroic efforts of health systems and hospitals to respond to the pandemic have accelerated innovation that will affect healthcare forever. As traditional healthcare providers emerge from the COVID-19 crisis into the New Health Economy, will they be prepared to do battle for healthcare consumers (and the dollars they direct) against a...

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COVID-19, a New Administration, and a Changing Marketplace. Now What?

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 1:46:09 PM)

Amidst the barrage of events profoundly affecting Americans in 2020, it can be difficult to envision what “normal” will look like when the crisis and election turmoil have passed. For healthcare, however, the signs are clear - and although the changes may not end up being as dramatic as some may have wanted (or feared), the economics of care...

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Health Systems, COVID-19 and the Redefined Healthcare Landscape in 2021 and Beyond

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020 7:54:50 AM)

Just published survey results paint a picture of an industry in serious financial distress, but with the lessons learned and tools acquired to overcome today’s challenges and position for long-term growth. Many of the best-practices of the COVID-19 crisis will have a lasting impact on every stakeholder in the American healthcare system for...

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The Trends Defining Healthcare’s Next Normal. The Hospital Financial Model They Require

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020 11:39:03 AM)

Just published analysis calls out the six COVID-19-inspired trends that are driving transformation across the healthcare industry. As the industry begins planning for its post-COVID recovery and long-term success, its financial relationship with patients must become a strategic priority.

 

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The Long-Term Impacts of COVID-19 on Healthcare Are Becoming Clear

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Sep 15, 2020 11:45:38 AM)

Most healthcare providers were forced to defer longer-term strategic initiatives to deal with the urgent operational and financial challenges presented by the novel coronavirus pandemic. As health systems and hospitals have resumed long-term planning, investment and execution, the discoveries made during the COVID-19 crisis figure large in...

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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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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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