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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 ...

by John Moore lll | May 10, 2017

PHM Case Study Webinar Next Week

A key element in new value-based care models, and payment reform in general, population health management (PHM) has been one of the primary buzzwords in the industry for the past few years. Now that it has moved beyond merely a discussion topic, we at Chilmark Research determined it was time ...

by John Moore lll | May 03, 2017

Care Management Market Trends Webinar Ready for Viewing

Our next webinar will be held on May 17th at 1pm ET. This event will feature Jennifer Rogers and two representatives of the Marshfield Clinic, one of the case studies from our upcoming report, Driving Speed to Value: Three Diverse Approaches to PHM. For more details and to register, please follow ...

by Janice Young | April 27, 2017

Managing in a Maelstrom: Fishing for Focus and Value

Healthcare market attributes, context, policies, administration, payment and scope have been hotly debated since the inception of insurance programs nearly a century ago. Despite constant change, the market organization and investment targets were generally guided by reasonably clear directions and mandates, including most recently, EHR execution, ICD-10 implementation, consumer driven ...

by Jennifer Rogers | April 23, 2017

PHM as a Service

Reminder: We will be hosting a webinar tomorrow on Care Management Market Trends related to our upcoming report on the same topic. Click here for more information and to register. The growing trend for Population Health Management (PHM) HIT vendors to offer one or more service offerings is worth examining ...

by John Moore lll | April 18, 2017

Care Management Market Trends Webinar Next Week

Come join us for our next webinar, taking place April 25 at 1pm ET. This webinar will feature Matt Guldin, lead Care Management analyst, sharing insights from this expansive research undertaking into the current state of technology solutions for care management stakeholders. Below is an excerpt from the introduction of ...

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 Matt Guldin | March 31, 2017

Next Frontier of Care Management

As we wrap up the forthcoming 2017 Care Management Market Trends Report, I have been pondering the issue of social determinants of health (SDoH). In our HIMSS Conference 2017 recap, we noted that SDoH “came across as an unexpectedly strong conference theme — though, again, we saw only random application ...

by John Moore | March 28, 2017

Deriving Value from Enterprise Systems

Much consternation has been expressed over the years regarding massive enterprise software roll-outs. There are numerous examples in virtually any industry sector one cares to look at. Years ago, when I was working as an analyst in the manufacturing vertical, the stories were legendary of ERP deployments gone awry and ...

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