Founder and Managing Partner
After nearly 15 years in the manufacturing sector advising some of the largest global manufacturing companies on IT adoption and deployment strategies, John Moore felt that the most vexing issues in this sector had been largely addressed. He became restless and sought new opportunities with new challenges. After nearly a year of research, he chose healthcare as his next target and launched Chilmark Research in 2007.
From those humble beginnings, John has built Chilmark Research into a respected analyst firm that provides market-leading coverage of the most transformative sectors of healthcare IT, including health information exchanges, patient-provider engagement strategies, healthcare analytics, and remote monitoring. Of great personal interest to John is the role that the consumer will ultimately play in the rapidly evolving healthcare market.An accomplished speaker, John has made numerous presentations on current and future IT trends and their impact to markets. He has been widely quoted in numerous publications, including AMA News, Baseline, CIO, ComputerWorld, eWeek, Forbes, Health Data Management, InformationWeek, Investors Business Daily, US News & World Report, Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.
EHR 2.0, Analytics Infrastructure and New Costing Models for HCOs
Rob Tholemeier joined Chilmark Research in the fall of 2012 and comes to us with a wealth of experience, including over 25 years as an information technology investor, research analyst, investment banker, and consultant.
An acknowledged expert on IT spending, open systems, information management, and software business practices, Rob provides Chilmark Research clients strategic advice on a number of critical topical areas. Rob also has a personal interest in improving the adoption and use of IT in healthcare, as his wife is a practicing physician.
Rob’s Wall Street experience began as an enterprise software analyst when the DMG Technology Investment Banking Group spun-out from Morgan Stanley. He then moved to First Albany Corp., where he covered enterprise software and was involved in dozens of separate investment banking transactions including M&A, IPOs, secondary offerings, and strategic advisory. His last mainstream Wall Street sell-side analyst position was as the enterprise software research analyst at Van Kasper before and during the Wells Fargo acquisition.
Prior to Wall Street Rob worked in the technology industry, beginning as a hardware engineer and designer. He then moved on to software development and founded an independent software design and development consultancy. He then joined the analyst firm, META Group to expand its database and “open systems” industry research practice.
Rob attended Temple University after completing military service in the United States Navy. He majored in broadcast communications, film, and political science and received his MBA from the University of San Francisco.
Healthcare Analytics and Consumer Engagement
Cora Sharma has two passions: healthcare and technology. Before heading east to earn her MBA from MIT Sloan, Cora worked in Silicon Valley for several years as a software engineer and product manager in the enterprise software, mortgage, and telecom industries. While at MIT, Cora developed a strong interest in how IT and other technologies can lower healthcare costs, improve patient outcomes and satisfaction, and increase access to care. As part of her Master’s work at MIT Sloan, Cora interned at McKesson in the healthcare software division, further building her domain knowledge and interest in the transformative power of IT in healthcare.
Cora has done a number of research projects already for Chilmark Research including our 2012 Benchmark Report on Payer Adoption of Emerging Consumer Technologies. She has also authored a report for the Bluetooth Special Interest Group on the applicability of low-energy Bluetooth for biometric sensing. Her November 2010 report on mHealth in the Enterprise provided an in-depth look at the adoption and usage trends for smartphones and touch-screen tablets to facilitate care processes. She has now delved into healthcare analytics and how big data will become essential for providers with the roll out outcomes-based reimbursement in the near future.
Cora holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and a Master’s in Business Administration from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
HIE Strategies and Technologies
Brian Murphy joined Chilmark Research as an industry analyst in August 2012 and brings a wealth of experience to the table. In addition to being a strong advocate for the critical role that HIT can play in improving the quality of care, Brian has had direct experience as both an analyst at Yankee Group and more recently with the EHR company, Eclipsys, which was acquired by Allscripts.
Brian has worked in the IT business for over 25 years, beginning his career in the field-sales organization of IBM. As a systems engineer, Brian worked with customers across multiple industries, including several hospitals in the metro-Boston area. Brian then joined Yankee Group as an analyst, where he managed an enterprise software service and led research on the dynamics of the database market. Leaving Yankee, Brian joined Eclipsys in corporate marketing prior to its acquisition by Allscripts in 2010. While at Eclipsys, Brian worked with product managers to refine and harmonize their value propositions in light of Eclipsys’ broader goals. When not thinking about healthcare IT, Brian is a runner and armchair Boston historian.
Brian is a graduate of both Harvard College and Suffolk Law School.
Patient and Consumer Engagement Strategies and Enabling Technologies
Naveen Rao joined Chilmark Research as an industry analyst in September 2011. His research focuses on the patient engagement and mHealth markets as well as the evolving payer and regulatory environment.
Prior to joining Chilmark Research, Naveen spent three years as a quality improvement and policy strategist at the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) in Washington D.C. His responsibilities included HEDIS and CAHPS benchmarking for public and private lines of business, as well as leading a care management workgroup. Some of his clients included Geisinger Health Plan, Group Health, Kaiser Permanente, HealthPartners, UPMC Health Plan and Tufts.
Most recently, Naveen led health IT strategy at the LIVESTRONG Foundation, where he successfully oversaw the integration of a patient-facing survivorship care plan with electronic medical records and a national cancer registry, developed a prototype for data-sharing model between an iPad app and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s data warehouse, and led policy engagements in partnership with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
In addition to this work, Naveen successfully managed the complete inpatient ONC-ATCB certification process for electronic medical record vendor, Arcron Systems, Inc. in 2011. He has also consulted with international medical travel firm HealthGlobe on patient engagement and social media strategy. He has written on healthcare for numerous organizations including the ONC, MedCityNews,HIMSS, HealthGlobe and others.
Naveen holds a certificate in Health IT from ONC, and has a master’s degree and management certificate from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
John Moore III
Client Research Analyst
CAS Client Research Needs and Objectives
Graduating from Vassar College in 2007, John quickly put his degree in neuroscience to work, joining the lab of Professor Richard Tanzy to conduct genetic research on Alzheimer’s disease at Massachusetts General Hospital. John’s next career move was to Novartis where he joined the oncology research group. After nearly three years of bench work, John made the switch to the business side of healthcare, working in the technology licensing office of Partners Healthcare as well as an intern for Mass Medical Angels.
In addition to his research work for Chilmark Research, John is founder and CEO of RxApps, an mHealth startup. Combining this experience, John is in a unique position to cover converse with Chilmark Advisory Service (CAS) clients on their specific needs and work internally with Chilmark’s analyst team to address those needs.
With a natural inquisitive nature combined with superb research and writing skills, John is a welcomed asset to Chilmark Research. And yes, he is the son of the founder.
Director, Business Development
Sean Campbell specializes in business development, messaging and leveraging the data in companies CRM systems through extensive proactive outbound work. He brings over 15 years of Inside and Field Sales Experience to the firm. Sean has been successful in building and managing inside sales and Business Development organizations at companies such as Cognos Corporation, Object Design and Dataware Technologies. He also has extensive field sales experience and has spent the last six years helping three different startup organizations establish market share and predicatable revenue streams. Sean received a BS degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He enjoys skiing with his two children and is an avid cyclist.