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by Hannah Ehnle | January 14, 2019

Meet Alex, Chilmark’s Newest Analyst!

Last month, Alex Lennox-Miller joined Chilmark Research as our newest analyst. He will lead our research on population health management, though he is already helping out in a few other domains as well. Before Chilmark, Alex worked as a Senior Business Analyst at Lahey Health System, a provider organization with ...

by Brian Edwards | January 03, 2019

Recapping RSNA(i)18

Key Takeaways Fear of AI has given way to exuberant optimism/anticipation/impatience. Many vendors are trying to pivot their legacy products as next-generation AI platforms/marketplaces. Confidence in AI performance will only come with independent validation. Cloud has faded to the background. Not everything about AI is good news, adversarial attacks could ...

by Matt Guldin | December 13, 2018

What Are Bundled Payments and Are They Here to Stay?

Key Takeaways Current vendor solutions are limited and generally require additional advisory services. Few available solutions offer workflow integration, especially across post-acute care settings, to assist in the execution of bundled episodes. Larger HCOs will weather the shift to bundled payments more easily than their smaller counterparts, especially as bundled ...

by Chilmark Team | December 10, 2018

2019 Predictions: M&A, Big Tech, and the Fate of ACOs

The Meaningful Use gravy train finally came to an end in 2018. As the strongest EHR vendors struggle to define new revenue streams, weaker ones faded from view through acquisitions or leveraged buy-out. Meanwhile, funding for 'digital health' start-ups continued to increase, though it likely hit the high water mark ...

by Hannah Ehnle | December 07, 2018

Webinar – Telehealth 2018: Healthcare Beyond the Exam Room

In this webinar, Chilmark President John Moore presents key findings from our report, Telehealth 2018: Vendor Assessment and Market Impact. Afterward, he discusses broader telehealth opportunities and challenges with special guests Ann Mond Johnson (CEO of the American Telemedicine Association) and Dr. Brian Zack (Medical Director of Telehealth Services at University ...

by Chilmark Team | November 29, 2018

Revisiting Our 2018 Predictions

As is our custom here, we like to look back on our predictions for the closing year and see just how well we did. Some years we do amazingly well, others we over-reach and miss on quite a few. For 2018, we got seven of our 13 predictions spot-on, two ...

by Matt Guldin | November 27, 2018

Is Radiation Oncology Ready for Alternative Payments?

Recent comments by Secretary Alex M. Azar II indicate changes ahead Chilmark recently released a report on the topic of bundles and enabling solutions. To learn more about this research, please click here. Key Takeaways Mandatory alternative payment model (APM) is coming for radiation oncologists. HHS has not yet released ...

by Chilmark Team | November 15, 2018

How Convergence Benefits Rising-Risk Patients

By Mark A. Caron, FACHE, CHCIO, Geneia CEO No matter how you look at it, the toll of diabetes and prediabetes is staggering whether you’re the patient, the primary care physician, the employer or the health plan. Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes. People with diabetes are at increased risk of ...

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 ...

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