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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 – ...

by Matt Guldin | June 02, 2017

Cerner Impressions: Beginning Signs of PHM Maturation

Two weeks ago, we attended the 2017 Cerner Collaboration Forum, which combined the Population Health Summit with three other annual events (Ambulatory Summit, CareAware Summit, and Cerner Physician Community). This larger single summit resulted in a broader representation of provider organizations and other attendee. The “power” of combining these various ...

by Jennifer Rogers | May 31, 2017

Business as Usual is Comfy

Merely talking about the strategic importance of a particular initiative, and actually investing organizational capital in it, are two distinctly different things. Industry polls consistently indicate that we are inching toward 40 percent of providers participating in some form of value-based care (VBC), though less than 15 percent receive a ...

by Janice Young | May 26, 2017

Has the Consumer Been Lost in Value-Based Population Health?

Among the many recent American Health Care Act (AHCA) sound bites was one congressman pointing out that healthcare cost is the real issue at hand. If healthcare costs can be brought down, the issue of premium increases and access will lessen. The recommendation is that the consumer must become a ...

by Matt Guldin | May 15, 2017

Major Medical Decisions Still Require a Leap of Faith

Last weekend during dinner with my family, the topic of total knee replacements came up. My aunt, who is 70, is having her first procedure done and wants to know what information is available to help her make a better decision. She hoped that I might have some insights, since ...

by Brian Eastwood | May 11, 2017

Practical Steps for Turning Big Health Innovation Ideas Into Reality

Every year, the health IT industry follows a pattern. HIMSS inspires us, our heads and notebooks filled with visions of The Next Big Thing that will change healthcare delivery. But shortly after arriving home, catching up on sleep, and reintroducing vegetables to our diet, we return to the stark reality ...

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