by John Moore | March 08, 2023

The State of State HIEs

Unsustainable and unremarkable, state HIEs flounder to stay relevant In 2009, over a half billion dollars was allocated from the HITECH Act to stand up state-level Health Information Exchanges (HIEs). Too much money, too early, in a market ill-prepared to effectively launch a robust HIE left us with a chaotic

by John Moore | October 28, 2022

Oracle’s Acquisition of Cerner – Best Thing that Could Have Happened?

I have had doubts about this acquisition. However, after attending OCHC, those doubts have turned themselves around. Having spoken to several of the Oracle executives overseeing the Oracle-Cerner transition at OCHC, I am now far more bullish on this acquisition – this is likely the best outcome for Cerner. Cerner

by Fatma Niang | October 26, 2022

Accessing Health Data Records

Patient Rights Grow Teeth In April 2021, the ONC, on behalf of HHS, announced more details on the Information Blocking Rule, a component of the 21st Century Cures Act. This announcement stated that covered entities — healthcare providers, health information technology (HIT) companies, and health information exchanges (HIEs) — would

by John Moore | October 21, 2022

MEDITECH in the Chrysalis

Anticipating What Will Emerge A couple of weeks ago, I attended MEDITECH Live, a conference that brought senior MEDITECH client leadership together to share ideas on how best to serve their patient base. Having never been to a MEDITECH event, I looked forward to meeting this customer base and learning

by Chilmark Team | October 06, 2022

Information Blocking: Clouds on the Horizon

Promises, Predictions, and Pitfalls A long-awaited date in healthcare data exchange has arrived: the ONC’s new information blocking guidelines went into effect today, October 6. Chilmark Analyst Fatma Niang wrote a domain monitor on this subject (available to subscribers of the Chilmark Advisory Service), but in brief, most healthcare entities

by John Moore | September 15, 2022

Where Art Thou, CIO?

by John Moore and Donald Trigg CHIME, the trade association for health system Chief Information Officers (CIOs), changed their vision statement in 2015 to “Exceptional Leaders Transforming Healthcare”. CHIME got it right: the opportunity for technology leadership has never been greater. And as Epic CEO Judith Faulkner stated in her

by John Moore | September 02, 2022

Pushing Hard: Epic’s UGM’22

This being the first full-on UGM since the pandemic (yes, there was a UGM last year, albeit thinly attended) it was a crowded affair with some 12,000 or so attendees. Looking back over our notes one thing is clear; despite all the turmoil in the health IT market, especially among

by John Moore | August 31, 2022

UGM’22: Perspective of a Newbie

Elena Iokovleva Chilmark Research is publishing two perspectives of this year’s UGM. Elena provides a perspective from one who has never attended a major vendor’s user conference. The second, to follow in a couple of days, will be from a grizzled veteran of these events – heck, I can’t even
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