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by John Moore III | April 01, 2021

Down the Rabbit Hole of Health IT: Are we all just mad here?

Join us for a special dive down the rabbit hole of healthcare and health information technology. Chilmark's Vice President discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has delivered an amazing opportunity to drive significant improvements in the way both patients and healthcare organizations are able to access and utilize all the data ...

by John Moore | March 23, 2021

The Promise of Clinical Data Sharing

About a month ago, I ruffled a few feathers. The brief post highlighting the increasing interest in selling healthcare data to third parties seemed to cast a shadow. Not sure if this is a result of the Google-Ascension ruckus, which was unfounded, but just the same generated negative press. Or ...

by Brian Murphy |

Hot Take | Immunization Tracking: A Uniquely Pertinent Case for Interoperability

In this Hot Take, our Director of Research, Brian Murphy, digs into a timely example of one of the important ways healthcare interoperability is currently lacking: easily accessible immunization records. As the COVID vaccine rollout accelerates, the need to have vaccination status as a retrievable data point in patient health ...

by John Moore III | March 16, 2021

The Golden Opportunity for Clinical Data

Delivering on the promise of digitized health records In this Hot Take, we’re going to look at the implications and possibilities of an emerging market for clinical health care data. While healthcare data being for sale is nothing new, the idea of this type of detailed, computable patient data being ...

by Brian Murphy | March 10, 2021

Setting the Stage: Integration Infrastructure

Join Brian and John as they discuss Brian's latest research on Integration Infrastructure in healthcare, particularly its role in enabling health information technologies. This framing is an evolution of our long-running coverage of what used to be referred to as health information exchange (HIE) technologies. The research adds to our ...

by Alex Lennox-Miller | March 09, 2021

Hot Take | Investments in New Behavioral Health Models

In this Hot Take, Sr Analyst Alex Lennox-Miller discusses recent investments in new behavioral health technologies. We've seen a lot of movement in virtual care overall in the past 12-18 months, and one of the most exciting things about this trend how many investments have been in such a historically ...

by Jody Ranck | March 02, 2021

Technologies Empowering Community Engagement

How are new solutions helping HCOs address SDoH in the community? Join us for a discussion about different approaches to integrating SDoH into the care delivery workflow, emerging best practices, and considerations when planning your own implementation strategy. This roundtable builds off the session we hosted with executives on the ...

by Jody Ranck | February 22, 2021

Setting the Stage – Solutions to Engage Community Resources

We recorded this video back in November to introduce our coverage of the new IT solutions and services being adopted to connect patients with local resources that can improve their health and quality of life. In this brief interview, Senior Analyst Jody Ranck, DrPH, discusses what is meant by the ...

by John Moore | February 17, 2021

Health Data for Sale – Get Yours Here!

There appears to be a new Gold Rush in healthcare IT to leverage (sell) patient data to Life Science companies: Cerner is coming to market with its Learning Health Network (LHN);Fourteen health systems are coming together to launch Truveta;Allscripts has been at it for a few years with Veradigm;Health Catalyst ...

by Brian Murphy | February 10, 2021

Patient Access APIs: Good Intentions Aren’t Enough

In this Hot Take, Brian Murphy discusses the recent Patient Access API requirement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This requirement is being implemented as part of The Interoperability and Patient Access final rule in the 21st Century Cures Act. The Patient Access API is being implemented to provide patients with easier ...

by Chilmark Team | February 02, 2021

Top Health IT predictions for 2021

AI-generated transcript follows: John Moore III: [00:00:00] Hi again, welcome back to Chilmark Research. My name is John Moore and I'm a vice president here. This week we sat down with the team to hear a couple of their highlighted predictions for what they expect to be happening in 2021. ...

by John Moore | January 21, 2021

Optum’s Acquisition of Change Healthcare

In our latest Hot Take, Founder and Managing Director John Moore Jr. sits with us to share his thoughts on what this recent mega-merger means for each of the companies as well as what it portends for the industry. Transcript (mostly generated by AI - please excuse typos): [00:00:00] Hello, ...

by Alex Lennox-Miller | January 13, 2021

Recent CMS Changes and New Models of Care Delivery: Direct Contracting, Distributed Care and Virtual Care

John Moore III: [00:00:23] Today, we'll be joined by Alex Lennox-Miller, one of the senior analysts here at Chilmark Research. His current focus is on virtual care and we'll be discussing exactly how the recent announcements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will impact the adoption and the ...

by John Moore III | January 05, 2021

2020 In Review: Popular Content from the Past Year

Below you will find the reports, articles and webinars that fostered the greatest engagement from the community over the last twelve months, grouped by type of content. Did you have any particular highlights from the last year you'd like to share? Drop it (them?) in the comments! Top Chilmark Research ...

by Jody Ranck | December 20, 2020

Webinar – Care Models Engaging Community Resources

How can new IT solutions and care models integrate community resources into care? Increasingly, providers and payers seek to address social determinants of health (SDoH) in their patient populations to lower utilization costs as value-based care becomes more prevalent. To do so, the providers and payers must engage with organizations ...

by Chilmark Team | December 18, 2020

Looking to the Future – 2021 Predictions

Unlike past years when we have written a post evaluating how well our predictions for that year held up, let’s just say the COVID pandemic threw a monkey wrench into everything and move on.  That being said, before I started pulling these predictions for 2021 together with the Chilmark Research ...

by John Moore | December 11, 2020

Building the Care Delivery Chain

Collective Medical got an eye-popping $650M in sale to PointClickCare - was it worth it? This week we learned that Collective Medical will be acquired by Canadian-based PointClickCare for a whopping $650M. That is a phenomenal multiple to Collective Medical’s estimated annual revenue of about $45M. Is it an unreasonable ...

by Chilmark Team | December 01, 2020

athenahealth: Stepping Out

John Moore, Alex Lennox-Miller, Jody Ranck, Brian Murphy Roughly a year ago, athenahealth held its first analyst event. This event came on the heels of athenahealth’s protracted battle with an activist investor that ultimately took the company private and led to the exit of their flamboyant CEO, Jonathan Bush. That first ...

by Chilmark Team | October 21, 2020

CHC20: Stepping Back, Stepping Forward

John Moore, Alex Lennox-Miller, Jody Ranck Virtual portal to the CHC event Last week, Cerner held part one of its two-part Cerner Health Conference (CHC). While we miss the opportunity to attend these meetings in person as it is far more insightful - thanks COVID – we did walk away ...

by Jody Ranck | October 15, 2020

AI and Recent Regulatory, Policy and Funding Updates

While COVID-19 has been dominating the healthcare headlines so far in 2020 there have been a number of recent policy and regulatory decisions bearing on the AI/ML market in healthcare. We have been reading quite a bit about the broader slowdown in the market for AI/ML developers since the pandemic ...

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