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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

Healthcare in the 2020s: The Consumer Rules

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Jan 5, 2021 9:41:46 AM)

In the week between the Christmas and New Year holidays, the U.S. Congress took bipartisan action to include the regulation of surprise medical bills in its massive government funding and pandemic stimulus bill. Similar legislation failed to survive the resistance of interest groups a year ago, but recent events have triggered widening support...

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Is Amazon’s Expanding Push into Healthcare Anything for Health Systems to Worry About?

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Dec 15, 2020 8:38:09 AM)

The online retail and web services giant continues to broaden its capabilities in the $3 Trillion dollar healthcare industry. Its unrivaled success at disrupting vulnerable industries with superior performance and customer-centered experiences should be a warning sign to hospitals and healthcare systems who are not yet planning to compete...

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For Legacy Healthcare Providers, The Retail Threat Keeps Getting Bigger

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Dec 8, 2020 1:25:58 PM)

COVID-19 has accelerated and expanded the plans of nationwide retail organizations intent on wooing healthcare consumers with greater convenience, better access, lower prices and a more customer-centered experience. Health systems and hospitals planning to resume growing after the pandemic will have to adjust to counter the competitive threat...

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The Future for Virtual Health Care in a Consumer-Driven Marketplace

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 11:31:41 AM)

When the COVID-19 national health emergency was proclaimed in March of this year, telehealth skyrocketed. Made possible by regulatory waivers and healthcare providers’ rapid innovation, virtual care delivery has quickly become one of the biggest success stories of the crisis. The next phase in the development of this exciting new channel calls...

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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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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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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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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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Hospital Patient Revenue Cycle: Providers Can Turn Pain into Gain

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019 3:04:28 PM)

When Healthcare Revenue Cycle Executives were asked what their top five pain points were, their responses painted a picture of an industry struggling to adapt to today’s increasingly consumer-driven marketplace and frustrated with the performance of existing systems. Some trailblazing providers are elevating revenue cycle and forging innovative...

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