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

Authentic Patient Engagement: What It Is, and How to Achieve It – Pt.1

by Dan Peterson, Chairman and Founder (Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 9:35:41 AM)

This is the first of a two-part series of articles seeking to define patient engagement in a more holistic and actionable way. Today, we’re taking a look at Patient Engagement from the patient’s perspective. Next week, we’ll dig deeper into the provider’s side of the relationship.


Why You Should Care About the High Cost of Healthcare Collections

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 10:25:41 AM)

Patients are struggling to pay their portion of healthcare costs, discouraging care and placing a crippling bad debt burden on healthcare providers. These financial stressors call for new approaches to better engage with empowered patient-consumers on their terms.


We The Patients: Consumerism, Convenience & Technology

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 9:13:23 AM)

Borrowing from the principles embodied in the U.S. Constitution’s “We The People”, the U.S. Healthcare Industry is facing unprecedented transformation driven by a similar principle, “We The Patients”. Successful healthcare providers are finding ways to leverage existing assets to meet the high expectations of empowered patient/consumers.


What a “Healthcare Platform” Is and Why It Should Matter to You

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Monday, Jul 1, 2019 1:44:40 PM)

Chronic inefficiencies in the U.S. healthcare system are largely the product of fragmentation within the industry’s clinical, administrative and financial systems. Platform-enabled system integration has proven to be an essential remedy for providers determined to compete in the new healthcare economy.


The Big Money is Betting on Healthcare. What That Means for Providers and Patients

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 8:44:22 AM)

Big changes are under way in the American healthcare industry, with what should be positive outcomes for patients and providers in the long-term. Attracted by the industry’s gigantic share of the U.S. economy and the enormous potential for gains through innovation, at least one major U.S. bank has joined the ranks of venture capitalists,...


The Three “I”s – Key Principles to Prosper in the Consumer-Driven Healthcare Market

by Dan Peterson, Chairman and Founder (Thursday, May 16, 2019 11:20:02 AM)

Exploring the journey to becoming a patient-centered organization, Loyale Healthcare and a nationwide healthcare provider client recently presented to a gathering of industry leaders in Finance, Accounting and Revenue Cycle Management. The principles this provider applied to its patient financial engagement initiative represent a proven roadmap...


Consumers are Online. Why Aren’t They Using Healthcare Provider Portals?

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 3:53:37 PM)

90% of Americans use the Internet, but only 25% use the patient portals offered by most hospitals. This digital disconnect impacts patient experiences and provider performance, but there is good news for providers who act to deliver rewarding online experiences.


Tackling Surprise Medical Bills: The First Step Toward a Comprehensive Patient Financial Experience Strategy

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 9:55:50 AM)

Surprise medical bills are red-hot for regulators and legislators, even the president. Despite the challenges of finding a solution, there’s some good news for providers and their patients. 


Surprise Medical Bills: The 6-Tools Providers Need to Prevent Them

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 3:55:44 PM)

Surprise medical bills have been a big problem for patients and consumers. The government is about to turn it into a problem for healthcare providers…now what?


Healthcare’s Strategy for Patient Engagement & Patient Payments: If Hospitals Don’t Drive, Regulators Will

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 3:51:36 PM)

The trend of patient consumerism has gained a lot of steam in recent months, bolstered by administration policy proposals to force providers into more patient-friendly behavior. Successful providers must find the will to take the future into their own hands.

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