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by Elena Iakovleva | May 20, 2022

Telehealth in C Minor

High and Low Notes from the ATA Conference The timing for the annual American Telehealth Association (ATA) conference, which occurred last week, was far from ideal. The recent dip in the public market for telehealth companies led to a less than inspiring event which, according to most vendors, was significantly ...

by John Moore III | May 17, 2022

Healthcare Data Platforms: Getting to Network Effects with Jonathan Bush

Healthcare is a notorious slow mover when it comes to adoption of technologies and strategies. As new tech becomes available, it's been a challenge for the industry to keep up with other sectors of the economy; the pace of implementation has lagged, to the detriment of patients, physicians, and everyone ...

by Jody Ranck | April 28, 2022

ChilCast Healthcare Tech Talks: Dr. Tania Martin-Mercado

Bias in AI and how to combat it On the latest episode of Chilcast: Healthcare Tech Talks, we are delighted to feature an interview with Dr. Tania Martin-Mercado, an expert in clinical research, biotech and public health. She joins Chilmark Senior Analyst Jody Ranck for a discussion on the issue ...

by Colin Rogers | April 27, 2022

The Future of Efficient Data Exchange with Paul Wilder

Breaking Down Data Walls: TEFCA and the Work of the CommonWell Health Alliance Moving towards clean, efficient data exchange has long been a thorn in the side of healthcare organizations across the globe. How do large entities dealing with thousands of transactions every day maintain easy-to-use, accessible databases while ensuring ...

by John Moore | April 25, 2022

The Consumer Awakens

Gen Z and the Demand for Better Experience Recently, I had the pleasure of giving a talk to the Children’s Hospital Association, on the topic of the current and future trends in healthcare and their implications for health IT. As this was all about pediatrics, in preparing for this talk, ...

by Colin Rogers | April 12, 2022

Time to Move Beyond ‘Sick Care’ to True Health Care

Innovation begins with education: An interview with Dr. Gabriela Wilson It takes all types, especially to throw a mammoth conference like HIMSS. Payers, providers, investors and solutions vendors all gather together in their tens of thousands under one roof to discuss the future of technology in healthcare. From all over ...

by Jody Ranck | April 01, 2022

The Expanding Cosmos

Epic's Powerful Database Continues Its Rise Key Takeaways Epic’s Cosmos database now includes nearly 140 million clinical patient records, representing over 2.2 billion encounters. The scale of Cosmos means that it could provide a very important tool for both precision medicine and public health in the coming years. The growing ...

by John Moore III | March 29, 2022

HIMSS22 Executive Interviews: Interoperability and Continuity of Care Lead the Discussion

Industry leaders reflect on the 'post-COVID' state of the market and what's next for health IT The dust is clearing from another edition of the annual HIMSS conference, this time much closer to its pre-COVID attendance numbers than the 2021 event, and with a full exhibitor hall. And for the ...

by Chilmark Team | March 25, 2022

The Return of HIMSS: Is Inertia Enough?

Views from the Conference Floor By: John and the Chilmark Team In my previous post, I questioned whether HIMSS would rise above its sheer inertia to thwart the ViVE challenge. Sadly, no: inertia keeps HIMSS very much in the game as the best event for provider health IT. But that ...

by Elena Iakovleva | March 11, 2022

HIMSS22: High Hopes

Ambitions of A First-Time Attendee Just a few days left before HIMSS’22 in Orlando and I, as a first time attendee, have a lot of expectations set. What lies before me is somewhat unclear; the intensity promises to be high and I am definitely looking forward to meeting the industry ...

by John Moore III |

5 Things to Look for at HIMSS22

With HIMSS22 only a few days away, here are some of our team’s thoughts on what to look for while in Orlando next week. Enabling the Shift to Value-Based Care How well are legacy system-of-record solutions adapting to the evolving needs of the modern healthcare economy?How effective (right-time, right-recommendation) are ...

by John Moore III | March 09, 2022

Show me the Money! Expected Health IT Investment Activity for 2022

Virtual care and consumer-centric hype has dwindled. What's next? The last two years have seen an explosion of interest in new models of virtual care in response to the COVID19 public health emergency. The need to continue providing care while reducing the volume of patients actively visiting brick and mortar ...

by John Moore |

Under the Covers at HIMSS22

Health Tech Events Clash in Florida We are setting up meetings, packing our bags and getting ready for the annual pilgrimage to HIMSS. It’s been a while. This will be the first full-fledged HIMSS since 2019, returning to Orlando, where HIMSS’20 was to be held, until COVID changed those plans. ...

by Colin Rogers | March 08, 2022

Meet Elena, Chilmark’s Newest Analyst!

This month, we're welcoming Elena Iakovleva to Chilmark Research as our newest analyst. Coming from a background in process improvement, RCM, and RCO, Elena will be handling our research on digital transformation, payer-provider convergence, and interoperability. We sat down with her to get a feel for her background, what she's ...

by John Moore III | March 03, 2022

Driving the Shift to Value-Based Care through Population Health Management

Creating a Sustainable Path for Providers The path to implementing value-based care in the U.S. healthcare system has been fraught with challenges and peril. There’s quite a bit of momentum when it comes to maintaining the current model, as well as the financial incentives already in place. As COVID drags ...

by Jody Ranck | February 22, 2022

Remembering Paul Farmer

A Legacy of Innovation, Fractal Thinking, and Health Equity Introduction Like many in the global health community, I was stunned by the sudden death of physician-anthropologist Paul Farmer this week. The leading voice for challenging traditional thinking in healthcare, he was known for demanding that health systems can do better ...

by Jody Ranck | February 09, 2022

Platform Thinking for Healthcare: A Discussion with Vince Kuraitis and Randy Williams

The importance of network effects, role of big tech, and the future of health IT Key Takeaways Platform business models from big tech are beginning to demonstrate their relevance in healthcare and challenge the traditional, linear value creation form of business model. Many view EHRs as likely incumbent candidates for ...

by John Moore III | February 08, 2022

Flashy Isn’t Everything: Addressing Essential Healthcare Needs as a VC

Following the money in healthcare with Jessica Zeaske, PhD, Managing Partner - Strategic Investment at Echo Health Ventures It's what everyone wants to know, both in healthcare and the wide world of business overall: what's the next big thing? What opportunities are there for investment and growth? In our industry, ...

by John Moore III | February 07, 2022

HIMSS21 Interviews: Castell Health’s Andrew Sorenson on Analytics for PHM During a Pandemic

Recorded on location at HIMSS21 in Las Vegas. Listen in as Andrew Sorenson, Chief Analytics Officer at Castell Health, speaks with John Moore III about lessons learned during the pandemic and the driving philosophy behind his work with the population health services organization spun out of Intermountain Healthcare. Topics covered: ...

by Jody Ranck | February 02, 2022

What Does It Mean to Create Trust in Healthcare?

The Way Forward for AI in a Challenging Landscape Key Takeaways Many healthcare executives are stating that trust is a key variable to address when it comes to adopting AI—but the meaning of trust is unclear. Conceptual clarity that distinguishes trust, trustworthiness, reliability, and confidence in a technology or company ...

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