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by Alex Lennox-Miller | October 18, 2021

Keeping Momentum in Telehealth and Virtual Care

If you’d asked almost anyone in the healthcare IT industry about telehealth in mid-2020, their response would have been full of enthusiasm about finally unleashing all the promise telehealth had been teasing us with for years. With appointment volumes nearing 50% in some cases, the universal refrain was that now ...

by John Moore | October 01, 2021

The Need for a Longitudinal Patient Record In A Complex, Fractured System

The longitudinal patient record – not to be confused with a longitudinal care plan – is often discussed as a feature of an evolved healthcare IT landscape. It is also viewed as essential in the shift to value-based care, enabling more effective population health management and an essential component of ...

by Jody Ranck | September 27, 2021

HIPAA, Trust, and the Impact of Data Poverty

Examining recent trends in SDoH, Privacy, and AI Key Takeaways Proposed changes to HIPAA (ONC PDF) that would make sharing data with social services organizations easier are raising privacy concerns. As initiatives such as the Gravity Project continue to build standards for SDoH, the privacy concerns of advocates will likely ...

by John Moore | September 17, 2021

Lots Can Happen When on Vacation

Thoughts on the Google Health Dissolution and Cerner's New CEO For me, vacation is a time to get away – to completely disconnect and go off-the-grid. This year, that involved a trip to my home state of Colorado and backpacking into the wilderness. What a release – to simply be ...

by Jody Ranck | August 30, 2021

SDoH, Data Standards, and Innovation for Unstructured SDoH Data

Key Takeaways The ONC is advancing the creation of standards for social determinants of health (SDoH) data as a priority in their efforts to improve outcomes and population health. USCDI (United States Core Date for Interoperability) version 2 guidance was recently released and is including SDoH, gender identity and sexual ...

by Alex Lennox-Miller | August 16, 2021

HIMSS’21: Finding Value in a Shifting Landscape

As soon as the planes landed and the floor started buzzing at HIMSS'21, there were questions about the conference itself, its future, and what had been learned about healthcare and HIT since last March. There were noticeably fewer people and obvious gaps on the show floor; throughout the week, vendors ...

by John Moore | August 02, 2021

HIMSS’21 or Bust

Next week is HIMSS’21, which will be live and in-person in COVID hotspot Las Vegas. The HIMSS organization must be triple crossing its fingers now, hoping all will go as well as can be expected. It won’t be easy. As I write this, I think back to HIMSS’20 and how ...

by Jody Ranck | July 19, 2021

Epic’s Sepsis AI Algorithm: Thoughts on Ethical AI in Healthcare

Key Takeaways An evaluation of Epic’s Sepsis Model revealed its poor performance and sheds light on the need for peer review of algorithms that is lacking in proprietary models. Adoption of new technologies can be enhanced through transparency and peer review that confirms the accuracy and solid performance of models ...

by Alex Lennox-Miller | July 12, 2021

Hot Take | Babylon Health: Challenges and Concerns for a U.S. Debut

Remote patient monitoring and telehealth have seen an unprecedented boom throughout most of 2020 and even the early part of 2021. As the pandemic's grip on the globe eases and patients return to in-person visits, the future hangs in the balance for many companies that landed huge chunks of capital ...

by Jody Ranck | June 29, 2021

Introducing the Chilmark Research Future of Health IT Map

Introduction For the past several months, the team at Chilmark Research has been diligently working on creating our first Future of Health IT Map. It will provide a comprehensive, graphical representation of the following: Top drivers (financial, technological, socio-political) shaping the market for health ITTrends across the various verticals, from ...

by Alex Lennox-Miller |

Virtual Care and Beyond: The Advent of Omnichannel Care

Omnichannel just has so much wind behind it that it will blow down the regulatory barriers. Tune into a discussion about the recent explosive growth of the virtual care market and the potential effects on payers, patients and providers. We've seen a boom in this sector due to COVID-19 in ...

by Alex Lennox-Miller | June 16, 2021

$4B is a Lot for Cherry-Picking and Lemon-Dropping

Babylon Health Makes Public Market Debut Despite Key Unanswered Questions Yet another SPAC announcement brings us the long-anticipated public market emergence of Babylon Health. With the US market’s seemingly endless appetite for virtual healthcare products, Babylon is likely to make their investors a lot of money, at least at first; ...

by John Moore | June 09, 2021

Patient Engagement Begins with Respect

Health systems nationwide are setting themselves up for a patient privacy revolt. It doesn’t have to be this way; far from it. But their blundering, patronizing, holier-than-thou attitude regarding secondary uses of patient data is frankly infuriating. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am a very strong advocate of using ...

by Alex Lennox-Miller | June 01, 2021

Hot Take | Remote Patient Monitoring: Enabling Omnichannel Care in the Home

Delivering insights on care outcomes – and not just more data noise As the virtual care landscape continues to grow and shift, many questions surrounding the future of remote patient monitoring (RPM) are emerging. Issues ranging from accessibility, to devices, infrastructure, and more are all facets of the remote care ...

by John Moore III | May 26, 2021

May 2021 Recap

Top Chilmark content from May So What? Your Guide to the Biden Administration's Key Health IT Influencers, Appointees and Leaders - John Moore IIIAI and Operational Excellence - Jody Ranck, DrPHDigital Twins 101 - Jody Ranck, DrPH2020 Healthcare IT: Not All Doom and Gloom - John MooreThe Golden Opportunity for ...

by Jody Ranck | May 19, 2021

AI and Operational Excellence

What Healthcare Needs to Learn from the Airline Industry, Waze, and the Ubers of the World Key Takeaways: Healthcare can learn a great deal from how airlines, Waze, and Open Table manage supply and demand for operational excellence. These industries and platforms utilize AI/ML to match supply and demand, as ...

by John Moore III |

So What? Your Guide to the Biden Administration’s Key Health IT Influencers, Appointees and Leaders

Breaking Down What to Expect in a Changing Landscape Chilmark Research is proud to introduce a new video series, "So What?" In this series, we'll be distilling down some of the more nuanced ideas and concepts that our research covers, not only for healthcare and HIT professionals, but everyday users ...

by Jody Ranck | May 07, 2021

Digital Therapeutics: Market Issues for an Emerging Technology [Chilmark Monitor]

Key Takeaways: Digital Therapeutics (DTx) entered the discourse of digital health nearly a decade ago but have yet to reach a broad consumer market due to lack of mature payment models and support from PBMs. The mainstreaming of DTx at the consumer level still has a distance to go to ...

by John Moore III | May 06, 2021

HHS Appointees and Health IT: What to Expect from the New Administration

A change in presidential administration always comes with a wave of new appointees in the cabinet and its departments. However, in certain key areas, government officials from the previous administration remain in their roles and continue their work despite the shift in power. It is clear that the Biden administration ...

by John Moore III |

April 2021 Recap

Top Chilmark content from April: Integration Infrastructure: Building 21st Century Healthcare IT Market Trends Report - Brian MurphyHot Take: The Start of Pricing TransparencySetting the Stage: Integration Infrastructure in Healthcare2020 Healthcare IT: Not All Doom and Gloom - John MooreDown the Rabbit Hole of Health IT: Are we all just ...

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