This report delves into three case studies of different population health management strategies, examining the clinical and technology models. This research project is intended to increase PHM speed to value, helping to identify optimal health IT (HIT) enablement.
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In the past, messaging-based and document-centric models of health information exchange helped healthcare organizations (HCO) coordinate resources across networked communities of clinicians to enhance care delivery. This report concludes that such approaches have reached the limits of their effectiveness. The advent of value-based care is driving the need to assess risk for a population and effectively manage that risk across a distributed clinical care delivery network. This requires far richer, diverse information flows across a greater diversity of market participants. This is where the new interoperability initiatives and approaches to make better use of data discussed in this report enter the equation.
This report investigates the market and technology challenges of setting up an ACO. It identifies key components and requirements of at-risk providers and ACOs, introduces assessment criteria and guidance, takes a detailed look at the 10 specific vendors selling full ACO enablement solutions, and concludes with projections of the future market trajectory, as well as recommendations for both ACOs and the Enabler Vendor niche.
A critical element of business success across industries has been the surge in use of open application programming interfaces (API) that provide data for applications that did not create or originate the data. APIs are the technical foundation of engaging…
Today, there is no all-in-one solution that provides the functionality required for the next generation of consumer engagement in healthcare. This new report clearly articulates how HCOs and other key stakeholders in the healthcare industry must work together to bring those features into a single platform that benefits all consumers regardless of age, health status, technological proficiency, or socioeconomic status.
This Chilmark Research Insight Report takes an unvarnished look at how much we pay for healthcare, where the money goes, the various approaches being taken to reduce spending, and, most importantly, the simple things that are not being done to dramatically reduce the cost of providing care.
The days of clinicians viewing what happens beyond the clinical walls as none of their business are soon to be over and risk stratification methodologies are an important window into the changes to come and how clinical teams and care managers will need to partner to offer better preventive care. In this report we examine where risk models are now and where major vendors and new entrants into this space are headed with risk stratification efforts in the coming years.
The Chilmark Research Value Chain Model will help HCOs adopt a step-by-step process to identifying the stakeholders, processes, and outcomes that are key to a 360-degree analytics strategy in a VBC model. The report provides strategic insight and guidance to anyone interested in the role that a defined analytics strategy and robust analytics platform can play in accelerating an HCO’s ability achieve the goals of VBC. HCOs, payers, healthcare IT vendors, consultants, investors, and others will all benefit from this in-depth report.
At its core, care management is about delivering the right care in the right setting at the right time. This report is the result of Chilmark’s comprehensive review of over 100 solutions currently available in the market, for which a subset of leading vendors have been comprehensively reviewed (20 in-depth profiles, 9 additional discussed). These solutions will be critical to enable an HCOs population health management strategy.
While vendors continue to make progress in the functional evolution of their analytics solutions, healthcare organizations (HCOs) struggle with the complexity of their data management requirements and embedding analytical insights into clinical workflows in support of strategic initiatives. This extensive update to the 2014 edition…
While remote patient monitoring (RPM) may be a simple concept to understand, the research we conducted for this report revealed a complex landscape with different technology models and business cases. Carefully dissecting the approaches taken by a wide array of industries – medical device manufacturers, enterprise software vendors, pharmaceutical companies, health insurers, and several startups – this research report presents an underlying, multi-stage model for turning patient sensors into an actionable, real-time data feedback loop.
To create a true longitudinal care plan, HCOs must break down data and operational silos, automating communication processes and other workflows across disparate provider organizations, and provide patients and their caregivers access to the care plan. Some HCOs today use electronic health record (EHR) systems to attempt to accomplish this goal, while others use bare-bones care management systems or even paper-based records. Chilmark believes that HCOs will need far more comprehensive tools for documenting, developing, distributing, and monitoring the types of longitudinal care plans that will truly bend the cost curve in healthcare.
Publication Date: July 2015 Demand for interoperable technologies and platforms is increasing and enterprise technology vendors are responding. Cloud computing, composite applications, and open-source software with publicly available application programming interfaces (APIs) are liberating data to catalyze rapid innovation in…
Publication Date: April 2015 Population health management (PHM) is at the forefront of strategic initiatives being undertaken across the healthcare industry today. Prompting these strategic initiatives is the massive shift in risk, via payment reform, from payers to providers. This…
Publish Date: February 2015 The clarion call for better patient engagement is not a new one. Leading healthcare organizations and reform advocates have long held that elements of “patient-centered care” can produce improved scores on quality and satisfaction measures. They may…
Published Date: December 2014
This first-of-its-kind report reviews the services being offered by CNM vendors to address provider requirements for enabling information exchange, analytics, care management, and population health management. It provides a clear, concise framework to assist HCOs in evaluating the solution capabilities of vendors serving this market, providing in-depth profiles of sixteen key vendors of CNM solutions.
Published Date: September 2014
The report looks at how organizations need to effectively leverage the myriad of data they have access to that will enable their PHM strategy, providing guidance as to where they should begin on this journey and the challenges along the way. The report provides a clear, concise framework that will assist HCOs in evaluating the solution capabilities of vendors attempting to serve this market along with insights into a selective group of vendors that currently have leading mind-share in this sector.
Publish Date: April 2014
Until recently, health information exchange (HIE) deployments focused primarily on moving limited clinical datasets among a tightly circumscribed network of clinicians. This report looks beyond the common HIE use cases and vocabulary in use today and defines a new term, Clinician Network Management (CNM). Our goal is to encourage HCOs of all sizes to reconsider their HIEs, as something more than information exchange, namely a platform to support a variety of clinician information needs at the point of care.
Published Date: January 2014
This report documents how shifting macro drivers are pushing payers toward the digital consumer in different ways than ever before. Notably, Health Insurance Exchanges (HIX), a rapidly evolving digital consumer market, and the erosion of the traditional health insurance business model ? are compelling payers to seek out digital consumer technologies for both population health management and member acquisition/loyalty.
Publish Date: August 2013
Healthcare organizations of all sizes are now seeking solutions that will help them better understand the population that they will be responsible for, and the incumbent risk therein as reimbursement models shift. This has created a hyper-driven market with a significant amount of noise and little clarity as to what is being actively deployed and used. In addition to detailed analysis of future market trends, the report provides the most comprehensive profiles on 14 leading vendors in the market.
Publish Date: July 2013
An update to the highly praised 2012 report, this comprehensive report builds upon our in-depth knowledge on this critical market sector, a sector that continues to evolve rapidly. Healthcare organizations of all sizes are now transitioning to new models of reimbursement, models where an HIE solution will play a pivotal role in managing the care of a patient across care settings. In addition to detailed analysis of future market trends, the report provides the most comprehensive profiles on the 19 leading HIE vendors in the market today including ranking of their product capabilities and market presence.
Published Date: June 2013
Building a professional infrastructure for healthcare analytics is not rocket science. There are hundreds of software tools available to create a manageable framework and platform for developing and supporting analytic applications. The biggest challenge is to recognize that analytic projects are different from other IT projects in nearly every respect: from the mind set of the project leaders and participants, to the technology used, to the project management skills required. This report sheds light on the requirements all HCOs should be thinking through when planning for any analytics project.
Publish Date: January 2013
February is a wonderful month. The days are getting longer, the sun ever brighter. With luck, there is still snow on the ground to go out and enjoy. But what also makes February special is that my birthday also happens to fall in this month and that means a little gift here and there and likewise a gift for you. So in this spirit of giving, we offer you dear reader access to the Chilmark Advisory Service exclusive January Monthly Update that contained four research notes from our analysts.
Published Date: August 2012
Report provides comprehensive market scan that benchmarks over 40 health insurer (payer) initiatives that use consumer-based technologies to promote deeper member engagement to improve health. Report will prove invaluable for not only benchmarking one’s own program against leading payer innovators, but also developing one’s own member engagement strategy.
Published Date: May 2012
Report takes a close look at the current adoption trends for mobile health (mHealth) apps that support patient-provider engagement. In addition to providing an in-depth view of the current market, including opportunities, challenges and vendors, the report also provides detailed analysis as to how this market will develop including a 6yr projected growth forecast.
Published Date: May 2012
An update to the highly praised 2011 report, this comprehensive report on the rapidly evolving HIE market, provides in-depth analysis of current and future market trends that are being driven by federal funding via the HITECH Act, healthcare reform and changing models of provider reimbursement.
Published Date: January 2012
The report we prepared for lifeIMAGE includes case studies of four large healthcare providers at varying stages of adopting cloud technology for image exchange, examines challenges and barriers to adoption, and concludes with recommendations for HCOs looking to get ahead of the image-sharing and collaboration curve.
Published Date: November 2010
Report provides detailed market analysis and forecast for mobile health (mHealth) applications on both smartphones and touchscreen tablet devices (e.g., Apple iPad, BlackBerry Playbook, etc.) in healthcare enterprises. mHealth application forecasts include among others: Electronic Health Record (EHR), Charge Capture, Clinical Decision Support & Computer Physician Order Entry (CPOE). Report also provides best practice adoption strategies and use cases for deploying mHealth Apps today.
Published Date: May 2008
This 20pg Executive Summary, which is being offered for free, highlights the findings of Chilmark Research’s recently published comprehensive report on Internet-based Personal Health Record (iPHR) market, which was released in late May 2008.
Published Date: May 2008
First in a series of reports, this report brings clarity to the reader on where the iPHR market is today, where it is headed and adoption challenges that need to be overcome. Most importantly, the report will assist the reader in understanding who are the leading iPHR vendors today, what their unique value proposition is, and areas they need to improve.