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by Jody Ranck | April 13, 2020

Precision Public Health, Race, and Social Determinants During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the US there are emerging patterns for the disease burden coming to light. African-American and Latinx populations are suffering a disproportionate amount of the disease burden and deaths. It is often said that pandemics are a window into society and amplify health

by Alex Lennox-Miller | April 01, 2020

COVID-19: The Accelerant Telehealth Has Always Dreamed Of

The COVID-19 crisis is an acid test for the value of telehealth and remote medicine in patient-centered and community care. Our 2018 Telehealth report described the opportunities and regulatory environment telehealth contended in. Now, new exceptions and regulations by CMS, the Office for Civil Rights, and the FDA are easing

by Jody Ranck | February 24, 2020

Hotspotting Revisited

Several years ago we highlighted the analytics work behind the Camden Healthcare Coalition’s hotspotting methodology used to identify super utilizers in the local health system so that appropriate interventions could be provided to decrease unnecessary utilization. The approach was highlighted in a widely read article by Atul Gawande in the

by Paul Nardone | January 07, 2020

Why Won’t Patients Embrace Portals?

A recent study tracked patients in 12 health systems across the country for 9 months (March – December 2018) and found that just 0.7% of patient portal users also downloaded their health record data using their phones (accounting for 0.1% of all health system patients, assuming standard adoption rates of

by Hannah Ehnle | November 13, 2019

Webinar — Primary Care for the 21st Century

In this webinar, Senior Analyst Alex Lennox-Miller presents highlights from Chilmak's latest report, Primary Care for the 21st Century: Technology-Enabled and On Demand, about the technologies changing how primary care is delivered. Afterward, special guests Dr. Danny Sands and Justin Barnes joined Alex to discuss their experiences implementing and using

by Brian Murphy | September 18, 2019

The Wisdom of User Conferences

After attending Health Catalyst's Health Analytics Summit (HAS19) last week, I must face the reality that user group meetings give me both vertigo and hope. Vertigo because it turns out I know a lot less about healthcare than the accumulated knowledge and wisdom of my fellow conferees. Hope because, despite the scale

by Hannah Ehnle | September 12, 2019

Meet Paul, Our New Analyst!

After interning at Chilmark last summer, Paul Nardone has returned full-time to continue his work supporting lead analysts with researching and writing reports, developing graphics and other additional material to accompany reports, and writing some blog posts and reports of his own. To help you get to know him, he

by Hannah Ehnle | June 25, 2019

Brian Murphy Is Looking for What’s New in the Details

To continue our series of interviews with the Chilmark analyst team, next I turned to talk with Brian Murphy, our longest-serving analyst and Director of Research for the past year about what he looks for in the health IT industry and how he brings that perspective to his research. (Answers
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