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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 ...

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 John Moore | September 08, 2017

Risky Bet: Optum’s Acquisition of The Advisory Board

On Aug. 29th, Optum announced it will acquire The Advisory Board's (ABCO) healthcare business unit for about $1.3 billion. Rumors first began swirling about this acquisition in early July, though the Advisory Board had been "shopping" itself to the market since February. This is a significant play by the acquisitive ...

by Janice Young | September 07, 2017

Managing Data in a Converging Healthcare Market

This post originally appeared on the blog for our upcoming Convergence 2017 conference.  In a recent blog, I observed an emerging convergence trend – that of the shared information platform. As providers and payers converge, they need to collaborate efficiently and accurately, particularly as they align on reimbursement strategies and ...

by John Moore III | September 06, 2017

WEBINAR: Assessing the Growing Market for Condition Management Solutions

On September 13, 2017, analyst Brian Eastwood will share highlights from his latest research on the market for condition management solutions. This will coincide with the release of our latest Market Scan Report on this subject. If you'd like to join us, click here to register for the webinar. Increasing ...

by John Moore III | August 29, 2017

2017 Healthcare Analytics Webinar is Ready to View

This webinar complements the release of our latest report, the 2017 Healthcare Analytics Market Trends Report. To learn more about the report or to purchase, please click here. If you'd like to download these slides, feel free to do so here. Enjoy! A key purpose of the analytics applications described in ...

by Brian Murphy | August 14, 2017

Beyond Reporting: Analytics Moving to Point of Care

The 2017 Healthcare Analytics Market Trends Report is now available. Building on the 2014 and 2016 editions of this report, Chilmark returned to the market this year to assess critical changes in vendor solutions to see how well they map to provider needs. This report reveals that analytics vendor solutions ...

by Ken Kleinberg | August 11, 2017

Joining Chilmark Research: Making a Difference as an Analyst

About a year ago, I met John Moore – we were listening to a prominent health IT vendor describe their current product and service portfolio, customer references, go-to-market strategy, etc. John and I glanced at each other more than once, eyebrows raised at the same time. We chatted a bit ...

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 Jennifer Rogers | July 21, 2017

Belly Up: PSHPs Struggling to Find a Fit

This post originally appeared July 13 on the Convergence blog. Providers and payers have pursued several parallel convergence models as they experiment to secure a foothold in the new world of value-based care (VBC).  Some are proving to be more successful than others. Chilmark Research has been attentively researching the convergence ...

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 | June 05, 2017

Care Management Market Moving Forward By Moving Backward

One of the most interesting trends that Chilmark Research uncovered in studying the care management market over the last several months was the shift away from care coordination and back toward the delivery of care management. After all, the rhetoric in the healthcare industry points directly at care coordination – ...

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