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by John Moore III | January 28, 2022

Completing Virtual Care Solutions: A Conversation with Sheeza Hussain at HLTH21

How Biofourmis Utilizes an FDA-Cleared SaMD Analytics Engine to Maximize Access to Care Update: We had no idea this was happening, but on the same day we released this video, Sheeza was listed in Becker's Women in health IT to watch in 2022. Congratulations Sheeza! At HLTH21 in October, we ...

by Jody Ranck | January 25, 2022

Dr. Jody Ranck Discusses Latest Healthcare AI Trends with Scott Becker and Sanjeev Agrawal

In a recent episode of the Becker's Healthcare Podcast, Senior Analyst Jody Ranck, DrPH, was featured aside Sanjeev Agrawal, President and COO of LeanTaaS – recently recognized as a Flagship Vendor in our AI for Healthcare Operations report. Tune in as they discuss the latest trends on adoption and innovation ...

by John Moore | January 21, 2022

Another One Bites the Dust: IBM To Sell Watson Health Data Assets

Once-Vaunted Solution Never Grew to Expectations The health IT market is littered with the bones of many a large company trying to break into this challenging arena. These bones are turning to dust: McKesson, dust; GE Healthcare, dust; Microsoft’s initial foray, dust; Google’s first attempt, dust. And now, IBM Watson ...

by Jody Ranck | January 18, 2022

AI and Social Determinants of Health

3 Ways Organizations Can Move Towards Health Equity Key Takeaways Growing interest in health equity is driving the creation of Chief Health Equity Officers and interest in new business practices utilizing SDoH and AI.  Data analytics can be both a source of bias that creates health inequities, as well as ...

by Alex Lennox-Miller | January 10, 2022

Consumer Trends in Healthcare: A Provider Perspective

Discovering the Active Patient with Dr. Danny Sands The 2021 update of the Press-Ganey Consumer Experience Trends in Healthcare report makes it clear how badly patient relationship IT is missing the bus. Some of the findings weren’t exactly newsworthy. The digital consumer experience becoming a make-or-break element of patient preference ...

by John Moore | January 06, 2022

The Repercussions of Oracle’s Acquisition of Cerner

The Future of Clinician-Centric Innovation Much has been written about this $28.3 billion monster acquisition. Most articles focused on what this means for Oracle and Cerner, yet little has been said as to what this may mean to the broader healthcare IT sector. In my musings below, I hope to ...

by Jody Ranck | December 22, 2021

Blockchain Revisited: Healthcare Use Cases for 2021 and Beyond

A Fireside Chat featuring Ed Bukstel and Jody Ranck Key Takeaways The ICO (initial coin offering) bubble burst, failing to provide a funding mechanism for blockchain healthcare companies. However, several blockchain healthcare companies have survived and continue to build out their solution offerings. Government (Health and Human Services) has adopted ...

by Chilmark Team |

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, What Predictions will Befall?

Here we go again; another year, another prediction post. The Chilmark team has reviewed countless other predictions for 2022 and found most quite lacking – usually just stating the obvious, e.g., “…cybersecurity will be critical in 2022.” And as I noted in our customary review of last year’s predictions, we ...

by Jody Ranck | December 16, 2021

AI4Ops: A Data-Driven Solution to Burnout and Administrative Waste

Key Takeaways The pandemic offered an opportunity for a number of AI in Operations (AI4Ops) vendors to demonstrate a measurable ROI during the crisis. While much of the attention in health IT over the past year has focused on the rise of virtual care, we found that vendors in the ...

by John Moore | December 15, 2021

Looking Back: Reviewing Our 2021 Predictions

Conservative Predictions Result in More Hits than Misses By: John Moore & the Chilmark Research Team Looking back at our end-of-year predictions for 2021, I am not particularly enthused. Sure, we did a great job foretelling the future last December, with a batting average of ~ 0.620. But I have ...

by Jody Ranck | December 07, 2021

Digital Transformation: Progress Pitfalls

How Executives Can Foster Change Key Takeaways The rapid adoption of virtual care, AI in operations, and chatbots during the COVID-19 pandemic is adding complexity to digital transformation efforts. Healthcare organizations will need deeper, proactive strategies to avoid unnecessary failures. When organizations respond to a crisis, they typically lack the ...

by John Moore | November 29, 2021

The High-Growth Patient Data Market

Looking Ahead: RWD/RWE Opportunities Loom Large Introduction Recent actions by the FDA and the global response to COVID have accelerated interest in real-world data (RWD) and real-world evidence (RWE). Often for use in clinical trial design and execution via distributed clinical trials, this de-identified patient data is quickly becoming an ...

by Alex Lennox-Miller | November 23, 2021

Does Healthcare Serve Consumers or Patients?

Diverging Strategies Emerge to Tackle Satisfaction, Experience, and Engagement Despite being one of the central pillars of the IHI Triple Aim, the patient experience has remained difficult to effectively manage. It’s hard to know which of the variety of available measurements are tracking what a healthcare provider truly wants to ...

by Jody Ranck | November 16, 2021

3 Ways the FDA’s “Guiding Principles” for AI/ML Falls Short on Concrete Industry Practices

Introduction Recently the FDA, Health Canada, and the United Kingdom’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), released their “Guiding Principles for Good Machine Learning Practice” to help the AI/ML industry navigate both patient safety and continuing innovation in new devices and AI/ML algorithms. These principles are derived from those ...

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 ...

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