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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 John Moore III |

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Healthcare 2020: Webinar Available

Join Senior Analyst and report author Jody Ranck for a presentation of the key findings from Chilmark Research's latest report, The Promise of AI and ML in Healthcare: Opportunities, Challenges, and Vendor Landscape. In this webinar, Jody discusses trends across applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning in healthcare, including: business ...

by Jody Ranck | March 30, 2020

Global Responses to COVID-19

Pandemics are by definition a global issue and it is in the interest of all nations to pay attention to the global response to the emerging COVID-19 outbreak. This is not a time for myopic views or “America First” at the exclusion of learning lessons in real-time from what is ...

by John Moore | March 25, 2020

COVID-19: Free Health IT Resources

I founded Chilmark Research to help move the healthcare industry forward to improving care delivery through the effective use of information technology (IT). A key part of that mission is to educate by providing all stakeholders with objective research and resources. Today, the world is seeing a nearly unprecedented spread ...

by John Moore |

Does a PHM Strategy Give Leg-up During COVID19?

As the #COVID19 pandemic storms across the U.S., a thought I’ve been pondering is: Will there be a measurable difference in ability to respond by those healthcare systems that have aggressively moved forward with adopting a population health management (PHM) strategy and supporting technology coupled with value-based care (VBC) models? ...

by John Moore | March 20, 2020

The Approaching #COVID19 Tsunami – Our Response

Several weeks ago we were preparing for HIMSS’20 – something the entire Chilmark Research team attends every year. HIMSS'20 was cancelled. Today, we are completely virtual. Luckily, this is not a drastic leap for us as I started Chilmark Research 13 years ago with a virtual model in mind, using ...

by Brian Murphy | March 16, 2020

Take a Break From Worrying About COVID-19. We Have New Rules!

New rules from CMS and ONC hold few surprises for devotees of the regulatory process – a niche crowd, admittedly. Both agencies thoroughly communicated and responded to the industry at every step. What’s more, the functional aspects in these requirements are already being done — somewhere in the U.S. healthcare system. ...

by Hannah Ehnle | March 13, 2020

Webinar — What to Expect in Health IT in 2020

Even with HIMSS'20 canceled, the Chilmark team still wants to share our insights and guidance on the health IT market! In this webinar, each analyst presents an overview of the market trends they are following and what they are most excited about when looking ahead. They also discuss some preliminary ...

by John Moore | March 02, 2020

The Journey to PHM Value

The population health management (PHM) journey for provider organizations is not paved in gold, nor silver – it’s actually not paved at all – more of a dirt path with a steep climb. It is far from smooth and the ability to show demonstrable return on investment remains elusive. This ...

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 Chilmark Team | February 13, 2020

Chilmark’s Recommended HIMSS’20 Sessions

Once again, the Chilmark team is headed to Orlando for another HIMSS Global Conference and Exhibition. While many focus on the excitement in the exhibit hall and evening networking events, there is also a wealth of wisdom shared in educational sessions throughout the convention center all week.  Here are our ...

by Brian Murphy | February 07, 2020

Will the New Interoperability Rules Tame or Be Tamed by Fees?

The healthcare exchange status quo got a boost last week in a legal victory for Ciox Health. The release of information vendor challenged HHS guidance that limited the fees it could charge when patients asked it to transmit their data to third parties. The decision frees companies from constraints on ...

by John Moore | February 05, 2020

Epic Wrong Turn

Or Interop, Privacy and Advancing Care The annual ONC meeting last week brought together stakeholders to discuss policy for health IT and most importantly, interoperability. With new interoperability rules expected in the coming weeks, this was a particularly important meeting with no less than HHS Sec. Azar giving a keynote. ...

by Alex Lennox-Miller | January 30, 2020

Guidance on Clinical Decision Support: Definitions and Transparency

Roughly two years after we reviewed the first FDA guidance on Clinical Decision Support (CDS), FDA issued new draft guidance. The FDA was criticized for not basing their first draft regulation criteria on use-case risk. Since then the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF), which the FDA chaired, created a ...

by John Moore | January 20, 2020

JPM’20 – Much Ado About Nothing

Last week was the annual pilgrimage to San Francisco to attend the J.P. Morgan (JPM) conference. Actually, I do not attend the JPM conference itself, but several of the satellite events that happen concurrently. Home base is typically the well-orchestrated, albeit slightly hyped, Start-up Health Festival but most of my ...

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 Chilmark Team | December 19, 2019

Predictions: What’s in Store for 2020?

As we rapidly approach the end of the year it is time once again to look forward to a new year, a new decade. While we will not yet forecast out through the decade ahead (still pondering that), below is our collective look at the health IT market and what ...

by Hannah Ehnle |

Webinar — 2019 Healthcare Payer Analytics Market Trends

In this webinar, Chilmark's Research Director and lead report author Brian Murphy presented key findings from our report, 2019 Healthcare Payer Analytics Market Trends Report. Brian discussed the impact of value-based reimbursement on analytics strategies among payers (including any organization that pay for healthcare, not just health plans), the state ...

by Chilmark Team | December 04, 2019

Our 2019 Predictions – A Bit off Target

We must have hit a batter’s slump in 2019. In past years, our predictions of what is to come have resulted in well over a .500 batting average. In 2019 we fell to a paltry .385, which is considered a great batting average in baseball, but not so great for ...

by Brian Murphy | November 18, 2019

Claims Analytics Will Soon Not Be Enough for Effective Performance Improvement Programs

The organizations responsible for paying for healthcare – health insurance carriers, health plans, employers, and governmental organizations – rely on analytics and reporting software to improve performance, better understand the needs of their members, and build effective clinician networks. Recently, we issued our inaugural report: 2019 Payer Analytics Market Trends ...

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