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by Chilmark Team | November 13, 2018

How will Proposed Changes to CMS Telehealth Reimbursement Affect Adoption?

Key Takeaways CMS-proposed rule changes extend Medicare Advantage and Part D plan coverage for telehealth services starting in 2020 Proposal includes enhancements to the Star Ratings methodology, which include updating the cut-point determination methodology as well as adjustments for Star Ratings in times of uncertainty, such as hurricanes. Under the ...

by Brian Murphy | November 05, 2018

The Rise of APIs and App Stores In Healthcare

Two years ago, we published a report on the promise of open APIs in healthcare. In APIs for a Healthcare App Economy: Paths to Market Success (available as a free download), provider organizations told us that developing and using APIs was low on their list of priorities. Modern REST-style APIs ...

by Chilmark Team | November 01, 2018

How to Succeed with a Provider-Sponsored Medicare Advantage Plan

By Matt Cox (Chief Marketing Officer, Lumeris) and Nigel Ohrenstein (Senior Vice President and head of Market, Lumeris) Health system and health plan leaders across the country are asking the same question: how will our organizations survive and thrive in a value-based world? As the shift to lower-cost settings accelerates ...

by Chilmark Team | October 29, 2018

Cerner Health Conference 2018: Interest in PHM Solutions Remain ‘Healthe’

By Matt Guldin and John Moore Recently, we and 12,000+ others attended the Cerner Health Conference 2018, where the theme was “Smarter Care." Overall, the event focused on building on top of the EHR, while much of the floor space and conversations focused on population health and revenue cycle. Key ...

by Chilmark Team | October 24, 2018

How Health Systems and Health Plans Are Leveraging Each Other’s Strengths Through Telehealth

By Mike Baird, President, Customer Solutions, American Well   There are over 5,000 hospitals in the United States, each caring for the country’s growing population of more than 325 million people. Aside from integrated health systems, many of these organizations are operating independently from health plans or other health systems. This ...

by Brian Murphy | October 23, 2018

MEDITECH Look Ahead: Building on Steady Progress

Key Takeaways from MEDITECH's Physician and CIO Forum 2018: MEDITECH is moving its customer base to Expanse, the latest iteration of their EHR Expanse has significant inducements for hospitals seeking to support value-based care and be more interoperable Last week, we had a chance to attend MEDITECH’s Physician and CIO ...

by Chilmark Team | October 19, 2018

How Healthcare Leaders Adapt to the Evolving Front Door to Care

by Brian Eastwood and Paul Nardone When today’s healthcare consumers have questions about their health, they are no longer limited to phone calls to the doctor’s office or visits to the emergency room. Technology has enabled and supported the creation of numerous new “front doors to care” – including but ...

by John Moore | October 16, 2018

Allscripts — Stabilize, then Proceed with Innovation

At the recent Allscripts Client Experience (ACE, #ACEHHS18) conference, the company gave us a day and a half deep dive into their current strategy and initiatives. As much as Allscripts positioned themselves as the innovative leader among the leading EHR vendors, the fundamental reality was far simpler. This is a ...

by Brian Eastwood | October 08, 2018

Telehealth’s Ongoing Efforts to Support Care Beyond the Hospital

Key takeaways: Providers are adopting telehealth only when it directly contributes to revenue with a proven business case. This will not change for two or three more years. Vendors are positioning telehealth as a complement to care, not a direct competitor to care, to address increasing competition for low-acuity care. ...

by John Moore | October 01, 2018

Health Catalyst: Good Vision but Short of Grand

Health Catalyst (HC) is arguably the strongest, best-of-breed vendor for clinical data analytics in the market today. And as a best-of-breed vendor, it has been able to stay one step ahead of its leading competitors, Epic and Cerner – though as former Intel CEO Andy Grove once pointed out, “only ...

by Brian Murphy | September 18, 2018

Infographic: Healthcare App Stores 2018

To accompany the release of our new report, Healthcare App Stores: Statues and Outlook, we have also created this infographic presenting options and opportunities from EHR vendor-hosted app stores (the most common and robust type of app store-host), as well as the most promising alternatives. Most healthcare apps are designed for ...

by John Moore | September 10, 2018

Epic Looks to the Cosmos

At Epic’s recent UGM conference in Verona, WI, CEO Judy Faulkner painted a very big vision of the future – “One Virtual System Worldwide." She was speaking to the Epic faithful on where Epic and its customers would travel next, a place in the cosmos leading to dramatic breakthroughs in clinical ...

by Matt Guldin | August 30, 2018

Humana-Walgreens Partnership: Primary Care Focused on Medicare Advantage

Key Takeaways: Humana and Walgreens jointly announced a partnership for Human to operate senior-focused primary care clinics in Walgreens stores. This comes as a response to a clear industry need for new "front doors to care" and other investments in retail health by competitors to both companies. We predict these ...

by John Moore | August 14, 2018

Future Winners in Accelerating Shift to Value

Last week, CMS released its proposed rule (beware – in good government fashion it’s a whooping 607 pages) for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program. CMS is taking a big leap forward with this rule on the path to value-based care. The big leap? Moving ...

by Brian Murphy | August 13, 2018

Da Vinci Project: FHIR Meets Value-based Payments

While healthcare frets and obsesses about the state of exchange between providers, payers have been relatively slow to embrace modern ideas about data movement. On the federal level, Blue Button 2.0 lets Medicare beneficiaries download or authorize the download of their own health data. This federal program has generated a ...

by Brian Eastwood | August 07, 2018

By Opening a Front Door to Care, Telehealth Will Finally (Finally) Take Off

Anyone who has written about telehealth in the last decade has penned a January piece that begins, “This is the year telehealth technology finally takes off.” In keeping with the pattern, a second piece inevitably follows about 11 ½ months later, noting that telehealth didn’t quite take off as expected ...

by John Moore III | August 06, 2018

Webinar: Natural Language Processing – Unlocking the Potential of a Digital Healthcare Era

In this webinar, Brian Edwards, lead author for the report Natural Language Processing: Unlocking the Potential of a Digital Healthcare Era, discusses key findings from his research as to the opportunities and trajectory of NLP technologies in healthcare. We are then treated to a presentation from guest leaders in NLP ...

by Chilmark Team | July 26, 2018

The Growing Role of Social Determinants Data in Healthcare

By Paul Nardone, 2018 Research Intern Key Takeaways: Healthcare stakeholders recognize a social determinant of health when they see it, but organizations differ on which measures are important. Agreement about a core set of SDoH would help implementers better utilize this data type. SDoH and patient health are correlated, but ...

by Hannah Ehnle | July 23, 2018

Webinar – Capturing Patient Experience: Challenges and Future Needs

This webinar complements the release of our Insight Report, Capturing Patient Experience: Challenges and Future Needs. The webinar includes a short presentation and a longer Q&A with report author Brian Eastwood to answer audience questions about the report and broader market for capturing and improving based on patient experience data.   ...

by Brian Edwards | July 11, 2018

Unlocking Healthcare’s Big Data with NLP-powered Ambient and Augmented Intelligence

Key Takeaways Natural Language Processing (NLP) is an increasingly low-cost, low-risk way for healthcare enterprises to experiment with machine learning and deep learning technologies. HCOs can use ambient intelligence to unlock insights from the 80% of clinical data captured in an unstructured format. Ambient voice technology has seen faster adoption than ...

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