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by John Moore | February 13, 2012

Whose Data is it Anyway?

Chilmark Research tends to shy away from the thorny, nearly intractable issues of privacy and security of Personal Health Information (PHI) (we'll leave that to the lawyers and policy wonks to figure out). However one thing is very clear: As we continue to conduct more and more of our daily

by John Moore | January 11, 2012

Predictions 2012: Not What You Think

Admittedly, our predictions for 2011 were modest. Most of those predictions were logical and did not take a whole lot of imagination to envision thus our success rate, 7 "hits", 2 "toss-ups" and 2 "misses was quite high. And though are biggest accomplishment, predicting Blumenthal's departure just a few short

by John Moore | March 29, 2011

Remember: Technology is but a Tool

Yesterday, Chilmark Research participated in the CRG conference, Driving Change Through Managed Care IT from Provider Payments to Quality, which was held in New York City. Despite having a title that no one will be able to remember, the overall theme of the event and presentations therein gave one a

by corasharma | October 07, 2010

Don’t Rule-out the Mobile Browser

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Henry J. Feldman, M.D., instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC).  Dr. Feldman also serves as Chief Information Architect in addition to practicing as a hospitalist at BIDMC. Dr. Feldman discussed BIDMC’s platform-agnostic mobile

by John Moore | September 24, 2010

Covisint Dips into Clinical Apps with DocSite Acquisition

On Monday, Covisint announced that it had acquired DocSite. Yesterday, we were finally able to catch-up with Covisint VP Brett Furst to get some background on the acquisition.  Following is what we learned and our assessment. Some Background: Covisint was orignally founded by the Big Three auto makers to assist

by John Moore | July 15, 2010

Meaningful Use Perspectives & Resources

Everyone seems to have an opinion, or at least has written something, about the final Meaningful Use (MU) Rules that were released on July 13th.  Of the multitude of posts and articles out there on the net, there the top three to get you started are: 1) ONC Chief, David

by John Moore | March 26, 2010

Consumer Consent and HIEs

One of the thornier issues regarding the establishment of public Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) is how to manage consumer consent of personal health information (PHI) sharing.  Today, there is no single standard approach across the US.  Some states have an opt-in process, others an opt-out.  Granularity of data shared, use

by John Moore | February 19, 2010

Relaxing Meaningful Use? Not Really

There has been a lot of talk this week in the trade pubs about the HIT Policy Committee (HITPC) meeting on Wednesday wherein the committee recommended a relaxation of meaningful use (MU) requirements.  But if one looks closer, the "story" is far deeper and certainly of more significance. If you
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