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by Brian Murphy | May 22, 2019

What Will ONC Do With TEFCA?

Chilmark Bight from May 2018: Major issues raised by stakeholders about the 1st draft of TEFCA ONC’s draft Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) and U.S. Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI), required by the 21st Century Cures Act, generated a mountain of comments from healthcare stakeholders. In Table 1,

by John Moore | November 17, 2018

What’s Next for athenahealth?

Our take on the recent athenahealth acquisition athenahealth was taken private on Monday, Nov. 11th by Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital (the PE arm of Elliot Management) following a long, drawn-out process. The real story is Veritas, who has deep expertise in the healthcare IT sector and adds athenahealth to several

by John Moore | November 09, 2018

Convergence & Divergence Among the Big Three EHR Vendors

Chilmark Bight: Allscripts, Cerner, Epic Fall 2018 User Meetings This fall, the three largest EHR vendors by revenue, Allscripts, Cerner and Epic, held their user conferences. This research note provides an overview of each vendor’s strategic intent, areas of future focus and our assessment. Key Takeaways Across all vendors, EHR

by Matt Guldin | August 16, 2018

Cerner-Lumeris Partnership: Moving into the Value-Based Services Business

Summary: On July 9th, Cerner and Lumeris announced a 10-year, $266M partnership to build a new EHR-agnostic technology and service solution called Maestro Advantage designed for health systems transitioning to value-based care strategies. The solution will include Cerner’s HealtheIntent platform (registries, EDW, analytics, provider engagement, longitudinal record, care management) along

by Brian Murphy | September 22, 2015

Salesforce Enters the Fray: Will They Succeed Where Others Have Failed?

Chilmark Bight After several years of circling the healthcare market, Salesforce finally announced its intent to formally enter the market this week with the announcement of Salesforce Health Cloud. Unlike other enterprise vendors who have jumped into this market, with Blue Ribbon advisory panels (Google Health), or series of acquisitions

by Matt Guldin | February 22, 2015

Payers Accelerating the Move Towards Value-Based Reimbursement

Chilmark Bight Recently, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced plans to accelerate the transitions in Medicare reimbursement models that have already been under way since 2011. Following suit, the Health Care Transformation Task Force, a private-sector alliance, announced their intentions to accelerate the healthcare industry’s transformation to value-based reimbursement (VBR). To

by John Moore | August 22, 2014

Cerner Acquires Siemens: What can we Expect?

Chilmark Bight On August 5, Cerner announced its intent to acquire Siemens Health Services (HS) for $1.3B in cash, slightly more than Siemens HS’s FY14 revenue of $1.2B. The deal brings to Cerner a large, relatively stable base of 600-700 hospital customers in the US for upsell opportunities. The acquisition

by John Moore | June 22, 2014

Apple Steps into Healthcare

Chilmark Bight On June 2, Apple announced the pending release of the Health app and corresponding SDK, HealthKit at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). Apple also announced that it is working with both the Mayo Clinic and Epic to refine their health offering for both clinician workflow and patient/consumer engagement.
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