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by John Moore | February 19, 2019

HIMSS’19: Maturing Market Drives Pragmatism

Frankly, I was dreading attending HIMSS this year. I’ve grown tired of the hype, the noise and just how little we have accomplished as an industry in the past few years. We have not contained costs, but have increased clinician burnout. We have made only a modest impact on quality, ...

by John Moore | February 07, 2019

HIMSS’19: What to Expect, What I Hope to Find

Next week, most of the healthcare IT industry will descend on Orlando to attend HIMSS’19. This is my 12th year attending HIMSS, an event for me that is more about networking and confirming assumptions than actually learning anything new. For years now, HIMSS and the multitude of vendors exhibiting there ...

by Matt Guldin | February 04, 2019

Webinar — Bundled Payments: Current Strategies and Tools

In this webinar, Chilmark Analyst Matt Guldin presents key findings from our report, Bundled Payments: Current Strategies and Tools. Afterward, he and special guest Andrew Tessier (Business Development Director, Signature Medical Group) discuss the financial and strategic implications of bundled payments and the IT options for providers. Key topics addressed: Market ...

by John Moore | January 31, 2019

A New Take on Engagement: Aetna and Apple Launch Attain

On Tuesday I had the pleasure to be at Aetna - CVS Health’s grand announcement for Attain, an Apple Watch-based app that will be released later this Spring. Aetna and Apple co-developed this application – Aetna providing the healthcare expertise and Apple its user interface chops. Attain is yet another ...

by Matt Guldin | January 23, 2019

Walgreens ‘Front Door to Care’ Strategy is Building Horizontally

Key Takeaways: Walgreens ‘front door to care’ strategy is built around multiple horizontal partnerships. There are questions about how quickly these partnerships can scale to meet investors’ concerns and how Walgreens will monetize them. It is unclear how this new Microsoft partnership announcement fits in with the Walgreens digital consumer ...

by John Moore | January 21, 2019

Chilmark’s HIMSS’19 Recommended Sessions

Once again, it is that time of the year for our annual pilgrimage to HIMSS. While many attendees focus on the sheer size of the exhibit hall or packing their schedule full of meetings, we wanted to highlight the other major part of the event: education sessions. Below are this ...

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 ...

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