Population Health Management

by Robert Tholemeier | April 30, 2019

How Far Have We Progressed on True Continuous Costing?

Three years ago, our report Making Healthcare Affordable: Implementing True Continuous Costing explored the need for, and benefits of, implementing True Continuous Costing (TCC). TCC is an analytics approach to measuring a provider’s costs of providing care for each patient encounter using the data healthcare providers already have. Since then

by Matt Guldin | January 23, 2019

Walgreens ‘Front Door to Care’ Strategy is Building Horizontally

Key Takeaways: Walgreens ‘front door to care’ strategy is built around multiple horizontal partnerships. There are questions about how quickly these partnerships can scale to meet investors’ concerns and how Walgreens will monetize them. It is unclear how this new Microsoft partnership announcement fits in with the Walgreens digital consumer

by John Moore | January 21, 2019

Chilmark’s HIMSS’19 Recommended Sessions

Once again, it is that time of the year for our annual pilgrimage to HIMSS. While many attendees focus on the sheer size of the exhibit hall or packing their schedule full of meetings, we wanted to highlight the other major part of the event: education sessions. Below are this

by Hannah Ehnle | January 14, 2019

Meet Alex, Chilmark’s Newest Analyst!

Last month, Alex Lennox-Miller joined Chilmark Research as our newest analyst. He will lead our research on population health management, though he is already helping out in a few other domains as well. Before Chilmark, Alex worked as a Senior Business Analyst at Lahey Health System, a provider organization with

by Chilmark Team | December 10, 2018

2019 Predictions: M&A, Big Tech, and the Fate of ACOs

The Meaningful Use gravy train finally came to an end in 2018. As the strongest EHR vendors struggle to define new revenue streams, weaker ones faded from view through acquisitions or leveraged buy-out. Meanwhile, funding for 'digital health' start-ups continued to increase, though it likely hit the high water mark

by Chilmark Team | November 29, 2018

Revisiting Our 2018 Predictions

As is our custom here, we like to look back on our predictions for the closing year and see just how well we did. Some years we do amazingly well, others we over-reach and miss on quite a few. For 2018, we got seven of our 13 predictions spot-on, two

by Matt Guldin | November 27, 2018

Is Radiation Oncology Ready for Alternative Payments?

Recent comments by Secretary Alex M. Azar II indicate changes ahead Chilmark recently released a report on the topic of bundles and enabling solutions. To learn more about this research, please click here. Key Takeaways Mandatory alternative payment model (APM) is coming for radiation oncologists. HHS has not yet released

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
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