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by Chilmark Team | December 06, 2017

Bold Move: CVS’ Acquisition of Aetna – 5 Takeaways for Delivery Chain and Health IT

Over the weekend, CVS announced its intent to acquire Aetna for $69 billion. If approved, it would represent one of the largest M&A deals this decade, and the largest in the healthcare industry. The combined entity will have revenue of more than $220 billion and an EBITDA of $18.5 billion.

by John Moore | November 14, 2016

Changing of the Guard: Implications to Health IT Market

After a brutal election cycle, we are now on the other-side. The Republicans have taken control of the Hill and the White House. The many healthcare programs rolled-out under the Obama administration will now be put under the microscope. While we try to stick to IT-related topics, in healthcare one

by Brian Eastwood | March 16, 2016

Reality Check on the Retail Health Spending Survey

By now you’ve probably seen the Health Affairs study (and requisite mainstream media coverage) stipulating that retail health clinics actually add to the nation’s healthcare spending by encouraging the use of medical services. The study is not without merit, but it’s worth taking a step back and getting to the

by jranck | February 19, 2016

Coaching and Clothing: An Industry Starts to Mature

This week we saw the acquisition of Runkeeper by Asics as the latest round of consolidation across the tracking app, wearable and athletic wear sectors. On the surface this may appear unrelated to the focus in the health IT space on Population Health Management (PHM), but we may need to

by ndrao | December 17, 2015

Delivering on the Promise of Remote Patient Monitoring

The US healthcare system’s gradual but steady shift towards value-based care has unleashed a new wave of opportunities for health IT vendors of all stripes. As we described last week, one market that has just begun to open up is

by John Moore lll | September 18, 2015

#WWBR Week of September 14, 2015

Is patient-centered care part of the problem? Reba Peoples in KevinMD "This post could have been yet another physician rant focused on why patient-centered care is a bad idea, complete with an anecdote about a patient with a history of methamphetamine dependence likely leaving a bad review after the author

by Brian Eastwood | August 27, 2015

Consumer-Driven Forces Disrupting Primary Care

Growth & Change The traditional model of consuming healthcare services is changing. Frustrated consumers – accustomed to the technological advances that have improved air travel, retail, and a host of other industries – increasingly eschew the doctor’s office for newer, more convenient care delivery models. They’re even willing to pay

by Brian Eastwood | June 23, 2015

The Promise of Consumer-Driven Health

As John pointed out last week, I’m the newest member of Chilmark Research. I’ve joined the team to wrap my head around the role of the patient/consumer/citizen in the healthcare process. This role has changed dramatically since I started covering health IT in late 2009. Heck, it’s changed a lot
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