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by Brian Murphy | February 16, 2018

PHM Market Trends Report Coming Before HIMSS

Key Takeaway PHM products are maturing in spite of uncertainty about payment system. The Chilmark Research 2018 Population Health Management Market Trends Report, long in development, will be released immediately before HIMSS in March. This report profiles 25 vendors and describes the technology landscape for enabling a population health management ...

by Ken Kleinberg | February 15, 2018

Why I’m Not Jaded for My 20th HIMSS Conference

As you read this, you’re likely in HIMSS conference prep mode – arranging meetings, checking for the sessions you want to attend, coordinating with colleagues, perhaps preparing a presentation. It’s all too easy to be overwhelmed and disheartened by far too many choices, far too few responses to requests, and ...

by Brian Eastwood | February 13, 2018

Why Patient Relationship Management Is More Than “CRM for Healthcare”

Key takeaways: Patient engagement has come a long way for those organizations looking to move beyond early models of the patient portal propped up by meaningful use – but it still has a long way to go. Patient relationship management is more than just CRM for healthcare, and vendors from ...

by Hannah Ehnle | February 05, 2018

What We’ve Been Commenting On

Lately, there have been quite a few big developments in healthcare, including Allscripts acquiring Practice Fusion, Apple's PHR, and the mysterious Amazon-JP Morgan Chase-Berkshire Hathaway healthcare company. Not all of these developments have enough detail yet for Chilmark to analyze the impact on the future of the health IT market ...

by Brian Murphy | February 01, 2018

Healthcare Needs 5G

Speculations that the U.S. might build and operate a 5G network were a false alarm. Whoever ends up building the next generation of wireless network infrastructure, it seems like a good time to imagine what 5G networks could mean in healthcare. The major telcos claim that 5G networks could deliver ...

by Brian Eastwood | January 25, 2018

What Digital Health Investors Should Learn From the Flu

Successful startups will define a problem and solve it, not just prove a concept By many accounts, the digital health market remains strong. Both Startup Health and Rock Health reported substantial year-over-year upticks in VC funding announcements, at 44% and 31%, respectively. (Startup Health assessed $11.5 billion in global deals, ...

by Matt Guldin | January 24, 2018

Can Kindred Help Humana Bend the Cost Curve?

In December 2017, national health insurer Humana and two private equity firms, TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS), announced the $4 billion acquisition of Kindred Healthcare, a national provider of post-acute services. This was not terribly surprising as it was rumored back in April that Kindred Healthcare ...

by David Constantine | January 22, 2018

Optum’s Deal With DaVita: Vertically Integrated Healthcare Continues to Grow

Healthcare continues trend toward consolidation as more M&A deals mark the end of 2017 As we kick off 2018, we rest in the wake of the announcement of the largest M&A deal to date in the healthcare industry between CVS and Aetna. While stakeholders speculate about implications, another deal was ...

by Ken Kleinberg | January 18, 2018

The Tale of My Toe (Nail Fungus)

Anonymous Guest Post (well, OK, it's from Ken)   What follows is an unpleasant story about a toenail fungus. (Sorry.) Actually, mine is pretty bad – it’s on most of my toes, and it’s been there for years. My primary care physician was adamant: “Don’t waste your time and money. ...

by John Moore | January 12, 2018

Amid the Fire & Flurry – #JPM18

This past week I attended the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, and the multitude of satellite events surrounding it, which attracts about 40,000 people from across the industry. It is where the business of health occurs, where money (Wall Street, PEs, VCs) looks to make a deal with just about ...

by Ellen Badinelli | January 10, 2018

The Most “Disruptive” Development of 2017 Goes to…Taxes!

Physicians in the Cross Hairs: As states with business-friendly tax codes become a physician’s mecca, those of us in high-tax states may find a dwindling number of practitioners in the next decade. As we take stock of the winners and losers of tax reform heading into 2018, let’s reflect on ...

by Brian Eastwood | December 21, 2017

Healthcare’s Opportunity to Bridge the Digital Divide – and Boost Health Literacy

"Think globally, act locally" isn't just for recycling   For many Americans, the holidays mean traveling great distances to spend the season with loved ones, which itself means interacting to some degree with the travel, ecommerce, and mobile technology industries. Healthcare aims to emulate each of these industries in its ...

by Brian Edwards | December 19, 2017

FDA Guidance on Clinical Decision Support: Peering Inside the Black Box of Algorithmic Intelligence

Key Takeaways: The FDA has released long-anticipated draft guidance on how they intend to regulate clinical decision support products. For applications with data originating from medical devices, the FDA will continue its oversight, AI or not (e.g., medical image processing). Medical applications that rely on "black box" algorithms unable to ...

by Chilmark Team | December 15, 2017

Back to the Crystal Ball: Our 2018 Healthcare IT Market Predictions

Our favorite post of the year is this one. As analysts, we come together with our propeller hats on to collectively look ahead at the key trends in the year to come in the healthcare sector. While there are any number of predictions one might make for this dynamic market, ...

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 ...

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