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by Brian Murphy | November 05, 2018

The Rise of APIs and App Stores In Healthcare

Two years ago, we published a report on the promise of open APIs in healthcare. In APIs for a Healthcare App Economy: Paths to Market Success (available as a free download), provider organizations told us that developing and using APIs was low on their list of priorities. Modern REST-style APIs

by Brian Murphy | August 13, 2018

Da Vinci Project: FHIR Meets Value-based Payments

While healthcare frets and obsesses about the state of exchange between providers, payers have been relatively slow to embrace modern ideas about data movement. On the federal level, Blue Button 2.0 lets Medicare

by Chilmark Team | July 26, 2018

The Growing Role of Social Determinants Data in Healthcare

By Paul Nardone, 2018 Research Intern Key Takeaways: Healthcare stakeholders recognize a social determinant of health when they see it, but organizations differ on which measures are important. Agreement about a core set of SDoH would help implementers better utilize this data type. SDoH and patient health are correlated, but

by Ken Kleinberg | April 23, 2018

Predictions in Healthcare: Unpacking the Complications

Interest in predictive analytics in healthcare is on the rise. How long will someone be in the hospital? What are their chances of being readmitted? Which treatment will work the best? On the surface, these seem like straightforward questions, but it turns out that prediction is not a simple topic.

by Hannah Ehnle | March 01, 2018

Podcast: The Convergence of Providers and Payers

A critical path forward, fraught with challenges   Chilmark's founder and president John Moore recently took some time to speak with the producer of the Relentless Health Value podcast, Stacey Richter, to discuss current strategies of one of the biggest trends in healthcare right now, provider-payer convergence. The discussion begins by

by Brian Murphy | February 01, 2018

Healthcare Needs 5G

Speculations that the U.S. might build and operate a 5G network were a false alarm. Whoever ends up building the next generation of wireless network infrastructure, it seems like a good time to imagine what 5G networks could mean in healthcare. The major telcos claim that 5G networks could deliver

by Brian Eastwood | January 25, 2018

What Digital Health Investors Should Learn From the Flu

Successful startups will define a problem and solve it, not just prove a concept   By many accounts, the digital health market remains strong. Both Startup Health and Rock Health reported substantial year-over-year upticks in VC funding announcements, at 44% and 31%, respectively. (Startup Health assessed $11.5 billion in global

by Ken Kleinberg | January 18, 2018

The Tale of My Toe (Nail Fungus)

Anonymous Guest Post (well, OK, it's from Ken)   What follows is an unpleasant story about a toenail fungus. (Sorry.) Actually, mine is pretty bad – it’s on most of my toes, and it’s been there for years. My primary care physician was adamant: “Don’t waste your time and money.
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