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Jake Poore          

President & Chief Experience Officer at Integrated Loyalty Systems

Unlike typical trainers or keynote speakers, Jake Poore spends most of his time in the trenches of healthcare, working side by side clinical and non-clinical care team members on every step of the patient experience. You may find him shadowing a nurse on a medical-surgical floor, observing pre-op surgery, secret shopping the waiting room of a doctor’s office or conducting patient focus groups.

As Founder and President of ILS, Poore knows what it takes to create and maintain a world-class service organization. He should... he spent nearly two decades at the Walt Disney World Company in Florida helping to recruit, hire, train and align their 65,000 employees toward one end in mind: creating memorable experiences for individuals, not transactions for the masses. In 1996, Poore helped launch the Disney Institute, the external training arm of Disney that sold its business secrets to the world. 80 percent of the people who attended the Institute were from healthcare…and Poore’s passion for helping to improve healthcare began.

Just after September 11, 2001, Poore launched Integrated Loyalty Systems, a company on a mission to help elevate the human side of healthcare. Since then, Poore and his team of experts have been sharing the organizational blueprints needed to build world class patient experiences by helping them design and execute patient-driven cultural blueprints, define the companies’ patient experience strategy and map out and operationalize the ideal patient and employee experience.

ILS has successfully helped numerous healthcare organizations make cultural transformations including: Kaiser Permanente, Cigna Medical Group, Augusta Health, CommonSpirit/Dignity Health and their 75 medical practices, Baystate Health, Penn Medicine, Ochsner Health System, National Rehabilitation Hospital, and BJC Healthcare’s ProgressWest Hospital.

Since 2009, Poore has been faculty for the American College for Healthcare Executives (ACHE) teaching a 2-day course sharing the blueprints for designing world-class cultures that drive exceptional patient experiences. In 2018, Mayo Clinic presented him with the prestigious Ozmun Award in Administrative Excellence.

Most recently, Poore published “99 Lessons Learned From Disney To Improve The Patient Experience”, which provides real world strategies for implementing Disney’s world-class service into healthcare. In his free-time, he enjoys sailing, golf, and photography. He lives in Orlando with his wife and their three beautiful children.

Speech Topics

The Power of Leadership Storytelling

Organizations known for providing world-class service are also known for their ability to tell compelling stories and to motivate others through storytelling. Most employees do not remember models, concepts and graphs, but when told an engaging story, not only do they understand the concept, but they tell it to others, thereby reinforcing the culture.

The Leader's Role in Building and Sustaining Exceptional Patient Experiences

Whether you have a title or not, everyone is a leader. We all have a circle of influence on others. Great leaders do not only take care of our patients and customers, they inspire their colleagues and associates. In this session, Jake Poore will help participants understand both the approach and the tools successful leaders use to elevate experiences to world-class status. This engaging session will help participants:

  • Discover why most initiatives die.
  • Tap into the power of storytelling as a part of your leadership toolkit.
  • Recognize their own leadership style and adjust to a more effective one.
  • Understand the two dimensions of effective leadership.
  • Describe specific criteria to monitor in their physical environment through the patients (customers) eyes.
  • Build the 4 Cs to Sustain Employee Engagement: Communicating, Coaching, Counting (measurement) and Celebrating (recognition)

Creating Exceptional Patient Experiences

Every Patient, Every Day Patients want to be treated as an individual and not "the kidney in room 103". They tell us that exceptional experiences occur when we consistently meet their expectations on what we provide (the clinical care side), while exceeding their expectations on how we provide it (the service side). Go with Jake as he takes you on a journey, looking at some of the best practices and lessons learned from organizations known for their world-class service, delivered consistently and seamlessly through the eyes of their customers. In this engaging presentation, Jake will share his insights and experiences on the secrets to to success and how you can build it within your own service area.


Former Disney Exec Talks About Creating An Ideal Patient Experience
Sharing some of the lessons he learned during his time working at The Walt Disney Co., Jake Poore, founder and president of Integrated Loyalty Systems, delved into the core aspects of creating an ideal user experience during his closing keynote session at the recent Healthcare Design Conference in Orlando, Fla.

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