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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

Growth in Healthcare Spending Will Decelerate Post-COVID: How Hospitals Should Plan

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Feb 9, 2021 10:53:52 AM)

Just published actuarial analysis from Deloitte predicts that health care spending in the U.S. over the next twenty years will be $3.5 trillion less than Medicare predicted before the COVID-19 crisis. Their analysis points toward a U.S. Healthcare industry that’s more focused on preventative care, more efficient, more transparent, more...

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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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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 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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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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Patients Love Virtual Health. Digital Financial Engagement Makes it Better.

by Kevin Fleming, Chief Executive Officer (Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020 10:53:14 AM)

Just published research reports that patients are very happy with their COVID-19- inspired virtual care experiences, but barriers to care threaten to reduce adoption and dampen satisfaction. To achieve a truly patient-centric experience, Hospitals and Health Systems must expand their vision for virtual care to include every patient experience...

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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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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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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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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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