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by Brian Murphy | September 18, 2019

The Wisdom of User Conferences

After attending Health Catalyst's Health Analytics Summit (HAS19) last week, I must face the reality that user group meetings give me both vertigo and hope. Vertigo because it turns out I know a lot less about healthcare than the accumulated knowledge and wisdom of my fellow conferees. Hope because, despite the scale ...

by Hannah Ehnle | September 12, 2019

Meet Paul, Our New Analyst!

After interning at Chilmark last summer, Paul Nardone has returned full-time to continue his work supporting lead analysts with researching and writing reports, developing graphics and other additional material to accompany reports, and writing some blog posts and reports of his own. To help you get to know him, he ...

by Chilmark Team | September 05, 2019

Epic UGM 2019: Blasts from the Past and a Look into the Future

Last week, Chilmark Research attended the Epic Systems 2019 Users Group Meeting (UGM) in Verona, Wisconsin. On Epic’s 40th anniversary, we received a full history of the company’s growth, a glimpse into where it's headed, and how it sees the future of healthcare and health IT evolving. As always, it ...

by Hannah Ehnle | September 03, 2019

Webinar – Precision Medicine and Health IT

In this webinar, Chilmark Senior Analyst and lead report author Jody Ranck presented an overview of precision medicine technology and challenges based on his findings published in Precision Medicine and Health IT: New Data, New Challenges. He was joined by special guest Michael Dillhyon, a digital health and biotech entrepreneur, ...

by Alex Lennox-Miller | August 12, 2019

Focusing on the Real World at Expo.Health

The second annual Expo.Health conference was held last week here in Boston. Its emphasis on practical, real-world applications led to interesting panels and discussions, some on topics that have become familiar over the past few years, and others which were genuinely novel. Key Takeaways More attention needs to be paid ...

by Jody Ranck | July 23, 2019

Precision Medicine: New Data, New Challenges, New Insights

Precision medicine (PM) is of growing importance in healthcare and was the focus of a major push by the Obama Administration through the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) launched in 2015. Chilmark uses Ferryman and Pitcain’s definition of precision medicine as the “effort to collect, integrate, and analyze multiple sources of genetic ...

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, Primary Care in the 21st Century, 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, and ...

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 new technology-enabled models of primary care and the front door to care. This report will take a ...

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