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by Brian Murphy | May 12, 2017

Analytics Algorithms as Microservices

This is a preview of premium Chilmark Advisory Service subscriber content. If you are a CAS client and would like to read the rest of this monitor, please login here to access the file. Key Takeaways Microservices architectures have enabled significant reuse in many industries yet remain unknown in healthcare. ...

by Naveen Rao | March 18, 2017

The Patient Will See You Now

This month’s Domain Monitor is a little bit different. We recently read through Dr. Eric Topol’s latest book, The Patient Will See You Now. Over the past few years, Topol has become a “crossover” figure between our insular world of health IT and the more mainstream media. Today he is ...

by John Moore lll | March 10, 2017

Making the Most of the CCM Code

One of the most buzzworthy topics at the recent HIMSS conference was CMS’ new CPT code for chronic care management (CCM). The code will pay providers and care teams $43 PMPM for the non-face-to-face time they spend managing complex, chronically ill patients’ health. Scaled across patient panels and office practices, ...

by Matt Guldin | January 14, 2016

Directional Guidance on IBM’s Explorys-Phytel Acquisitions

Recently, IBM briefed Chilmark Research on its integration activities regarding its two acquisitions, Explorys and Phytel. The intention of the briefing was to show how these two solutions might work in the future along with their current state of their functionality. It did not address the recent Merge acquisition, any ...

by John Moore lll | December 16, 2015

Bridging the Genomics – Health IT Gap for Precision Medicine

Since the White House launched its Precision Medicine initiative in January 2015 there has been a great deal of buzz about personalized or precision medicine and the future of healthcare. “Personalized medicine” is an older term and is gradually falling by the wayside as critics think that it denotes a ...

by John Moore lll | November 20, 2015

Health Plan Shopping Must Evolve

The functionality of Healthcare.gov and the state insurance exchanges has improved markedly since their near-disastrous rollouts in October 2013, but many companies nonetheless believe they can make the process of buying health insurance as consumer-friendly as other online shopping experiences. With the third year of open enrollment underway, startups as ...

by John Moore lll | November 11, 2015

Health IT for Behavioral and Mental Healthcare Today

While the landmark health reform laws enacted in 2009 (HITECH Act) and 2010 (Affordable Care Act, or ACA) have begun transforming certain aspects of the US healthcare system, they have not had a meaningful impact on behavioral and mental health care delivery. Patients in need of these services already face ...

by Jody Ranck | November 04, 2015

Data Lakes and Data Swamps

Traditional approaches to data warehouses often imposed data models on large datasets up-front that had implications downstream for more advanced analytics. Early-binding approaches mean less flexibility in the choice of data models downstream. The concept of the Data Lake can both enable a more flexible approach to analytics and enables ...

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