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by Chilmark Team | December 11, 2017

Keeping Score: Reviewing Our 2017 Predictions

In keeping with a Chilmark Research tradition, once again we step into our “way-back machine” to review our 2017 predictions for the healthcare sector - of course with a health IT flavor. Our score is far from perfect, but we did quite well with our 2017 predictions: 7 Hits, 2

by Ellen Badinelli | December 08, 2017

Plainly Speaking: A hitchhiker’s guide to the [Healthcare IT] galaxy

I am always struck by how industries evolve language for the benefit of, and use by, its members. But membership has its privileges and its drawbacks. While simplifying ways for insiders to communicate, it excludes, or at least distances itself from, those not part of its club. Such is the

by Chilmark Team | December 06, 2017

Bold Move: CVS’ Acquisition of Aetna – 5 Takeaways for Delivery Chain and Health IT

Over the weekend, CVS announced its intent to acquire Aetna for $69 billion. If approved, it would represent one of the largest M&A deals this decade, and the largest in the healthcare industry. The combined entity will have revenue of more than $220 billion and an EBITDA of $18.5 billion.

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 Chilmark Team | October 19, 2017

Convergence Analyst Recap: Exciting Progress, Still Plenty to Be Done

What a whirlwind it has been – three major conferences for Chilmark Research analysts in three consecutive weeks. Sure, the Epic UGM and Cerner CHC are industry leading events, but our own humble, inaugural event, Convergence, was influential in its own right. Attendees, speakers, and panelists from across the healthcare

by John Moore | September 29, 2017

Convergence in Healthcare: What is it? And Why Now?

Convergence is a thesis that posits the successful path to risk-adjusted care requires realignment in provider-payer relations – that neither provider nor payer will truly be successful without the core competencies of the other. Optimizing risk-adjusted care will require providers and payers to develop far deeper forms of collaboration to

by Matt Guldin |

Care Management in an Evolving Healthcare Industry

Care management, sometimes referred to as medical management, is often used as an umbrella term spanning a large number of activities. Other times it is one of several terms under another common umbrella term: population health management. While the terminology may vary, the goals and objectives are the same: Increase

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
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