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by Brian Eastwood | October 23, 2018

Digital Therapeutics Show Promise to Support Mental Health

Chilmark Advisory Service: Engagement Domain Summary Healthcare organizations (HCOs) struggle to provide effective mental health services to patients who need them. Four potential solutions – clinically validated apps, employer programs, patient control of health data, and clinical decision support – could address the problem but are not without their own

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 Eastwood | July 16, 2018

Engaging with Machines: Prepare Now for Disruption Later

Summary Chatbots that simulate human conversations and virtual assistants that emulate human interaction offer the potential to reduce the friction associated with adopting engagement solutions that require patients to complete complicated or unfamiliar tasks. Though the market for these products is new, the disruptive potential is substantial for patient engagement

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 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,

by Jody Ranck | December 19, 2015

Bridging Genomics-Health IT Gap for Precision Medicine

The Reality of 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

by Naveen Rao | November 27, 2015

Health IT for Behavioral and Mental Healthcare

Coaching Technology 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

by Brian Eastwood | November 26, 2015

Health Plan Shopping Tools Must Keep Evolving

The New Normal The functionality of Healthcare.gov and the state insurance exchanges has improved markedly since their near-disastrous roll outs 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
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