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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 ...

by Matt Guldin | August 30, 2018

Humana-Walgreens Partnership: Primary Care Focused on Medicare Advantage

Key Takeaways: Humana and Walgreens jointly announced a partnership for Human to operate senior-focused primary care clinics in Walgreens stores. This comes as a response to a clear industry need for new "front doors to care" and other investments in retail health by competitors to both companies. We predict these ...

by John Moore | August 14, 2018

Future Winners in Accelerating Shift to Value

Last week, CMS released its proposed rule (beware – in good government fashion it’s a whooping 607 pages) for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program. CMS is taking a big leap forward with this rule on the path to value-based care. The big leap? Moving ...

by Brian Murphy | August 13, 2018

Da Vinci Project: FHIR Meets Value-based Payments

While healthcare frets and obsesses about the state of exchange between providers, payers have been relatively slow to embrace modern ideas about data movement. On the federal level, Blue Button 2.0 lets Medicare beneficiaries download or authorize the download of their own health data. This federal program has generated a ...

by Brian Eastwood | August 07, 2018

By Opening a Front Door to Care, Telehealth Will Finally (Finally) Take Off

Anyone who has written about telehealth in the last decade has penned a January piece that begins, “This is the year telehealth technology finally takes off.” In keeping with the pattern, a second piece inevitably follows about 11 ½ months later, noting that telehealth didn’t quite take off as expected ...

by John Moore III | August 06, 2018

Webinar: Natural Language Processing – Unlocking the Potential of a Digital Healthcare Era

In this webinar, Brian Edwards, lead author for the report Natural Language Processing: Unlocking the Potential of a Digital Healthcare Era, discusses key findings from his research as to the opportunities and trajectory of NLP technologies in healthcare. We are then treated to a presentation from guest leaders in NLP ...

by Chilmark Team | July 26, 2018

The Growing Role of Social Determinants Data in Healthcare

By Paul Nardone, 2018 Research Intern Key Takeaways: Healthcare stakeholders recognize a social determinant of health when they see it, but organizations differ on which measures are important. Agreement about a core set of SDoH would help implementers better utilize this data type. SDoH and patient health are correlated, but ...

by Hannah Ehnle | July 23, 2018

Webinar – Capturing Patient Experience: Challenges and Future Needs

This webinar complements the release of our Insight Report, Capturing Patient Experience: Challenges and Future Needs. The webinar includes a short presentation and a longer Q&A with report author Brian Eastwood to answer audience questions about the report and broader market for capturing and improving based on patient experience data.   ...

by Brian Edwards | July 11, 2018

Unlocking Healthcare’s Big Data with NLP-powered Ambient and Augmented Intelligence

Key Takeaways Natural Language Processing (NLP) is an increasingly low-cost, low-risk way for healthcare enterprises to experiment with machine learning and deep learning technologies. HCOs can use ambient intelligence to unlock insights from the 80% of clinical data captured in an unstructured format. Ambient voice technology has seen faster adoption than ...

by Brian Eastwood | July 05, 2018

Eight Lessons in Redesigning the Patient Experience

Conversations about how healthcare organizations (HCOs) can improve the patient experience tend to focus on one of three ideas: Offering amenities that remind patients of hotels and make them highly likely to leave a rave review. Boosting metrics in order to improve HCAHPS scores or Hospital Compare rankings. Providing healthcare ...

by Brian Murphy | June 21, 2018

Healthcare App Stores Moving to Mainstream

Update, 9/4/2018: This post was based on research conducted for the report, Healthcare App Stores: Status and Outlook, which is now available.  Apple’s early and fantastic success with its app store spawned imitators. App stores are a relatively new wrinkle in healthcare IT vendor’s approach to relationships aimed at better ...

by Brian Eastwood | June 14, 2018

How to Capture Actionable Patient Experience Data at the Point of Care

Key takeaways: Healthcare organizations (HCOs) generally see the value of using point-of-care survey solutions to gain insight into more traditional patient experience surveys, but they don’t know how to get started. HCOs will increasingly adopt point-of-care survey solutions that collect data and create insight that’s tied to their patient experience ...

by Brian Eastwood | May 17, 2018

Opening New Front Doors to Care: Reflections From Bridge to Pop Health East

For all the promise of patient engagement technology such as chatbots, wearables, self-management apps, and passive sensors, engagement is still a high-touch process. But just because cutting-edge technology isn’t part of the everyday workflow doesn’t mean engagement hasn’t been moving forward. As our recent Population Health Management Market Trends Report ...

by David Constantine | May 15, 2018

Signaling the Tipping Point of AI Value in Healthcare

A brief recap of the World Medical Innovation Forum 2018 Top minds across a broad spectrum of healthcare disciplines converged to discuss artificial intelligence in Boston April 23-25 at the 2018 World Medical Innovation Forum (WMIF), which drew 1700 registrants and 169 speakers. Researchers, clinicians and industry leadership paraded on ...

by John Moore III | May 14, 2018

Webinar – Blockchain: Opportunities and Challenges in Healthcare

On May 3, 2018 we released Blockchain: Opportunities and Challenges in Healthcare, and paired it with a webinar on the same topic a week later. In this session, hear from report author, Jody Rank, DrPH, John Halamka, MD, and Vince Kuraitis, JD. In the presentation, report author Jody Ranck provides an ...

by Brian Eastwood | May 01, 2018

Taking Patient Behavior Change From Words to Deeds

The concept of behavior change, previously a footnote at best in patient engagement conversations with healthcare stakeholders, increasingly represents a key theme in those talks. Providers, payers, employers, and health IT vendors all acknowledge the importance of helping patients take specific actions to improve clinical outcomes, lower healthcare costs, and ...

by Chilmark Team | April 26, 2018

Promoting Interoperability: MU Fades to Black

By Brian Murphy and Brian Eastwood Seeking to liberate the industry from its self-created morass of siloed data and duplicative quality reporting programs, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued 1,883 pages of proposed changes to Medicare and Medicaid. It renamed the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record ...

by Ken Kleinberg | April 23, 2018

Predictions in Healthcare: Unpacking the Complications

Interest in predictive analytics in healthcare is on the rise. How long will someone be in the hospital? What are their chances of being readmitted? Which treatment will work the best? On the surface, these seem like straightforward questions, but it turns out that prediction is not a simple topic. ...

by Jody Ranck | April 19, 2018

Blockchain in Healthcare: Enthusiasm is growing, but still a long way to go to realize impact

Key Takeaways: Blockchain can be useful in healthcare in contexts where there is dependency between transactions and an asset, such as data, passes from one party to another. Some of the applications most ready for 'prime-time' include data sharing between payers and providers. Over the next decade, blockchain will be ...

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