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by Brian Eastwood | November 01, 2017

Connected Health Conference: Digital Health’s Opportunity to Capture a Positive View of Aging

The Connected Health Conference and its predecessor events, the Partners HealthCare’s Connected Health Symposium and the Personal Connected Health Alliance’s Connected Health Conference (a HIMSS event), aim to frame digital health advancements in the context of improving clinical care delivery as well as personal engagement. It’s “personal” engagement because the

by Brian Eastwood | September 20, 2017

Interest in Condition Management Is Rising – But Not For Everyone Yet

Chilmark Research’s latest report, Assessing the Market for Condition Management Solutions, identifies many reasons that key healthcare stakeholders are beginning to invest in solutions that help people manage their lives with common chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension: Ongoing pressure to cut costs has payers and self-insured employers looking

by John Moore | September 15, 2017

Convergence and the Three Rules for Data Governance

Across the industry novel provider-payer collaborations have arisen – something we refer to as Convergence. The macro-factor driving this push to convergence is simple; the migration to newer value-based care (VBC) reimbursement models and the rise of consumerism in healthcare. Convergence comes in many forms ranging from Accountable Care Organizations

by Brian Eastwood | August 07, 2017

The Patient Data Access Debate Is About Culture, Not Technology

The fight about a patient’s ability to access his or her digital health data is often fought privately and individually, waged over the phone or at the counter of hospital’s records department. When it does become public, it’s often on a small scale – a social media conversation, one session

by Brian Eastwood | July 13, 2017

Condition Management: A Healthcare Disruption That Just Might Stick

Thomas Goetz, founder of digital health startup Iodine, recently took to Inc.com to suggest that healthcare disruption may never happen. Far too many entrepreneurs have learned the hard way that “healthcare is different,” burning through their venture capital without achieving even modest change. Now the rusted-out carcasses of the shiny

by John Moore lll | July 11, 2017

Fall Convergence Conference Officially Launches with Speakers, Sessions

Chilmark Research, with support from Founding Sponsors CareEvolution and Cerner, is pleased to announce the official launch of the inaugural Convergence Conference to be held in Boston, MA on October 4-6, 2017. Today’s environment of government initiatives, outcomes-based payment models, and provider consolidation have created a very deep and complicated

by Brian Eastwood | April 14, 2017

Telehealth’s Dilemma Is Healthcare’s Dilemma

The telehealth market in the United States finds itself at a crossroads. Direct-to-consumer (DTC) telehealth has matured to the point that on-demand services are (in very broad terms at least) available to most Americans, either via a smartphone app or a kiosk at a retail clinic or worksite. At the

by Brian Eastwood | January 04, 2017

Navigating Open Enrollment – Or, Why Informed Choices in Healthcare Are Nearly Impossible

Like many Americans, I have been covered by employer-sponsored health plans for the entirety of my professional career. As such, the open enrollment period that has garnered so many headlines over the last few years has conversely been of little concern to me. That changed this fall when, for a
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