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by Chilmark Team | July 17, 2019

NLP Use Cases for Healthcare Providers

  In the rush to digitize the business and practice of healthcare with minimal disruption to clinical workflows, up to 80 percent of captured data is unstructured. This data represents a wealth of potentially valuable information, but its accumulated scale makes it impractical for providers to use it in everyday ...

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 ...

by Hannah Ehnle | June 11, 2019

Podcast: Evolving Healthcare Models and Strategies

Recently, Senior Analyst Alex Lennox-Miller was a guest on This Just In, a radio show and podcast with HIT Advisor Justin Barnes. Over two episodes, Alex and Justin discuss the driving forces and strategies behind new healthcare delivery and business models, particularly in primary care as Alex has explores elsewhere as ...

by Hannah Ehnle | May 31, 2019

Chilmark’s Founder John Moore Answers: Why Research Health IT?

With Chilmark Research approaching 12 years old, I sat down with our founder, John Moore, to discuss why he chose to do research in the health IT industry as well as what inspired him to start his own analyst firm. (Answers have been edited for clarity and length.) Why did ...

by Alex Lennox-Miller | May 08, 2019

New Models of Primary Care After the Front Door

While there is no single complete definition of ‘primary care’ in the United States, most of the various definitions agree that primary care is first contact care covering a broad list of diagnosis, treatment, and professional roles. It’s focused on an individual relationship between a patient and a provider, where ...

by Robert Tholemeier | April 30, 2019

How Far Have We Progressed on True Continuous Costing?

Three years ago, our report Making Healthcare Affordable: Implementing True Continuous Costing explored the need for, and benefits of, implementing True Continuous Costing (TCC). TCC is an analytics approach to measuring a provider’s costs of providing care for each patient encounter using the data healthcare providers already have. Since then ...

by John Moore | April 22, 2019

HealthVault’s Demise — No Surprise

When I started Chilmark Research a dozen years ago, the big transformation that was going to rock the healthcare boat was Personal Health Records (PHRs). There was a tremendous amount of talk about patient empowerment, the ability to track one’s own health or health of a loved one. I even ...

by Alex Lennox-Miller | April 12, 2019

AI & ML in Healthcare: Part of the Toolkit for Administrators and Clinicians

This past week, clinicians, researchers, administrators, and entrepreneurs came together for the 2019 World Medical Innovation Forum in Boston hosted by Partners HealthCare Innovation. The focus was the present and future of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare. A great deal of the value of AI in clinical use remains in the ...

by Hannah Ehnle | April 09, 2019

Quarterly Healthcare Meetup: New Front Doors to Care [VIDEO]

On March 27, 2019, Chilmark hosted the first in a series of Healthcare Meetups in Boston. Chilmark Analyst Alex Lennox-Miller presented and led a discussion about new front door to care strategies with local leaders Keith Figlioli (LRV Health), Dr. Danny Sands (Society for Participatory Medicine, BIDMC) and Ken Cahill (SilverCloud Health). We heard about broader transformations ...

by John Moore | April 08, 2019

Beyond a Thousand Clicks

On March 18th, Kaiser Health News (KHN) and Fortune published https://khn.org/news/death-by-a-thousand-clicks/, a deep expose into all that has gone wrong with the adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR) across the physician landscape in the U.S. The article was well researched – it is a good piece of journalism. But are ...

by Brian Murphy | April 05, 2019

Webinar – 2019 Provider Analytics Market Trends

In this webinar, Chilmark's Research Director and lead report author Brian Murphy presented key findings from our latest report, 2019 Healthcare Provider Analytics Market Trends, outlined the potential impact of recent proposed rulemaking from ONC and CMS, and answered questions from the audience. Key topics addressed: Recent shifts in analytics ...

by Alex Lennox-Miller | March 20, 2019

What Are the New Front Doors to Healthcare?

Our soon-to-be-released report, The Evolving Front Door to Care, reviews some of the changing ways that patients are entering and engaging with the primary care system. It looks at how Retail Health & Urgent Care, Telehealth, Virtual & Remote Care Platforms, and AI chat tools including Virtual Assistants, Symptom Checkers, ...

by Brian Murphy | March 05, 2019

Healthcare Provider Analytics and Reporting: Expanding Beyond VBC Use Cases

We will release our newest report, 2019 Healthcare Provider Analytics Market Trends Report, in the next few days. This report reviews the current market for provider analytics and evaluates offerings from 23 different vendors. Key Takeaways Value-based care is the dominant business driver for adoption of analytics solutions by providers. ...

by Alex Lennox-Miller | February 25, 2019

HIMSS’19: Real Value in Telehealth and Virtual Care

This is the second in a series of blog posts recapping HIMSS'19; you can read all our coverage here.   My primary purpose at HIMSS’19 was gathering information and ideas for our upcoming report on the front door to care. This report will take a close look at the evolving ways patients ...

by John Moore | February 19, 2019

HIMSS’19: Maturing Market Drives Pragmatism

Frankly, I was dreading attending HIMSS this year. I’ve grown tired of the hype, the noise and just how little we have accomplished as an industry in the past few years. We have not contained costs, but have increased clinician burnout. We have made only a modest impact on quality, ...

by John Moore | February 07, 2019

HIMSS’19: What to Expect, What I Hope to Find

Next week, most of the healthcare IT industry will descend on Orlando to attend HIMSS’19. This is my 12th year attending HIMSS, an event for me that is more about networking and confirming assumptions than actually learning anything new. For years now, HIMSS and the multitude of vendors exhibiting there ...

by Matt Guldin | February 04, 2019

Webinar — Bundled Payments: Current Strategies and Tools

In this webinar, Chilmark Analyst Matt Guldin presents key findings from our report, Bundled Payments: Current Strategies and Tools. Afterward, he and special guest Andrew Tessier (Business Development Director, Signature Medical Group) discuss the financial and strategic implications of bundled payments and the IT options for providers. Key topics addressed: Market ...

by John Moore | January 31, 2019

A New Take on Engagement: Aetna and Apple Launch Attain

On Tuesday I had the pleasure to be at Aetna - CVS Health’s grand announcement for Attain, an Apple Watch-based app that will be released later this Spring. Aetna and Apple co-developed this application – Aetna providing the healthcare expertise and Apple its user interface chops. Attain is yet another ...

by Matt Guldin | January 23, 2019

Walgreens ‘Front Door to Care’ Strategy is Building Horizontally

Key Takeaways: Walgreens ‘front door to care’ strategy is built around multiple horizontal partnerships. There are questions about how quickly these partnerships can scale to meet investors’ concerns and how Walgreens will monetize them. It is unclear how this new Microsoft partnership announcement fits in with the Walgreens digital consumer ...

by John Moore | January 21, 2019

Chilmark’s HIMSS’19 Recommended Sessions

Once again, it is that time of the year for our annual pilgrimage to HIMSS. While many attendees focus on the sheer size of the exhibit hall or packing their schedule full of meetings, we wanted to highlight the other major part of the event: education sessions. Below are this ...

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