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by John Moore | November 11, 2019

Allscripts Stabilizes, but What’s Next?

In the weekly roll-out of yet another healthcare IT conference, I recently attended the Allscripts Customer Experience (ACE) conference in Dallas TX. This is a far smaller, more intimate affair than that of either Epic or Cerner, with roughly 500 customers in attendance representing Allscripts' acute care base (Sunrise and ...

by John Moore | October 30, 2019

HLTH: An Alternate Reality

Six thousand movers and shakers in healthcare came together in Las Vegas for HLTH, a conference in its second year that has obviously attracted quite a following. The best characterization of this event is a mini JP Morgan (the uber-large annual event held in January) devoted exclusively to digital health. ...

by Alex Lennox-Miller | October 24, 2019

Connected Health Conference 2019: Design Focus Matters for Products and Conferences

This past week, Paul Nardone and I attended the HIMSS Connected Health Conference. At the end of the week, we were largely wondering, who was this conference for? Was it targeting providers and healthcare systems looking for solutions? Vendors and start-ups looking to enter the market or grow their business? ...

by Chilmark Team | October 11, 2019

Cerner: Executing on Neal’s Vision

By John Moore, Alex Lennox-Miller & Paul Nardone. Cerner wants to be the partner of choice for those seeking a broader presence in healthcare. This was the message, reiterated many times over during Cerner’s user conference (CHC’19) this week. Coupled with this is the desire to be the open platform for ...

by Jody Ranck | October 03, 2019

Causality and Transparency: Next Steps in Deep Learning in Healthcare

As the hype cycle for AI continues it is going to be increasingly important for users to ask more questions about the limitations of these systems as well as ask what types of problems will machine learning models such as Deep Learning be best suited. The market is filled with ...

by John Moore | September 26, 2019

InterSystems Global Summit 2019 Observations

  This week, Brian Murphy and I had the opportunity to attend the InterSystems Global Summit, whose theme was Healthcare Unbounded. The event was very well attended with a packed audience for first day keynotes and many sessions were standing room only. We heard that InterSystems' Summit had over 700 ...

by Brian Murphy | September 18, 2019

The Wisdom of User Conferences

After attending Health Catalyst's Health Analytics Summit (HAS19) last week, I must face the reality that user group meetings give me both vertigo and hope. Vertigo because it turns out I know a lot less about healthcare than the accumulated knowledge and wisdom of my fellow conferees. Hope because, despite the scale ...

by Hannah Ehnle | September 12, 2019

Meet Paul, Our New Analyst!

After interning at Chilmark last summer, Paul Nardone has returned full-time to continue his work supporting lead analysts with researching and writing reports, developing graphics and other additional material to accompany reports, and writing some blog posts and reports of his own. To help you get to know him, he ...

by Chilmark Team | September 05, 2019

Epic UGM 2019: Blasts from the Past and a Look into the Future

Last week, Chilmark Research attended the Epic Systems 2019 Users Group Meeting (UGM) in Verona, Wisconsin. On Epic’s 40th anniversary, we received a full history of the company’s growth, a glimpse into where it's headed, and how it sees the future of healthcare and health IT evolving. As always, it ...

by Hannah Ehnle | September 03, 2019

Webinar – Precision Medicine and Health IT

In this webinar, Chilmark Senior Analyst and lead report author Jody Ranck presented an overview of precision medicine technology and challenges based on his findings published in Precision Medicine and Health IT: New Data, New Challenges. He was joined by special guest Michael Dillhyon, a digital health and biotech entrepreneur, ...

by Alex Lennox-Miller | August 12, 2019

Focusing on the Real World at Expo.Health

The second annual Expo.Health conference was held last week here in Boston. Its emphasis on practical, real-world applications led to interesting panels and discussions, some on topics that have become familiar over the past few years, and others which were genuinely novel. Key Takeaways More attention needs to be paid ...

by Jody Ranck | July 23, 2019

Precision Medicine: New Data, New Challenges, New Insights

Precision medicine (PM) is of growing importance in healthcare and was the focus of a major push by the Obama Administration through the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) launched in 2015. Chilmark uses Ferryman and Pitcain’s definition of precision medicine as the “effort to collect, integrate, and analyze multiple sources of genetic ...

by Chilmark Team | July 17, 2019

NLP Use Cases for Healthcare Providers

  In the rush to digitize the business and practice of healthcare with minimal disruption to clinical workflows, up to 80 percent of captured data is unstructured. This data represents a wealth of potentially valuable information, but its accumulated scale makes it impractical for providers to use it in everyday ...

by Hannah Ehnle | June 25, 2019

Brian Murphy Is Looking for What’s New in the Details

To continue our series of interviews with the Chilmark analyst team, next I turned to talk with Brian Murphy, our longest-serving analyst and Director of Research for the past year about what he looks for in the health IT industry and how he brings that perspective to his research. (Answers ...

by Hannah Ehnle | June 11, 2019

Podcast: Evolving Healthcare Models and Strategies

Recently, Senior Analyst Alex Lennox-Miller was a guest on This Just In, a radio show and podcast with HIT Advisor Justin Barnes. Over two episodes, Alex and Justin discuss the driving forces and strategies behind new healthcare delivery and business models, particularly in primary care as Alex has explores elsewhere as ...

by Hannah Ehnle | May 31, 2019

Chilmark’s Founder John Moore Answers: Why Research Health IT?

With Chilmark Research approaching 12 years old, I sat down with our founder, John Moore, to discuss why he chose to do research in the health IT industry as well as what inspired him to start his own analyst firm. (Answers have been edited for clarity and length.) Why did ...

by Alex Lennox-Miller | May 08, 2019

New Models of Primary Care After the Front Door

While there is no single complete definition of ‘primary care’ in the United States, most of the various definitions agree that primary care is first contact care covering a broad list of diagnosis, treatment, and professional roles. It’s focused on an individual relationship between a patient and a provider, where ...

by Robert Tholemeier | April 30, 2019

How Far Have We Progressed on True Continuous Costing?

Three years ago, our report Making Healthcare Affordable: Implementing True Continuous Costing explored the need for, and benefits of, implementing True Continuous Costing (TCC). TCC is an analytics approach to measuring a provider’s costs of providing care for each patient encounter using the data healthcare providers already have. Since then ...

by John Moore | April 22, 2019

HealthVault’s Demise — No Surprise

When I started Chilmark Research a dozen years ago, the big transformation that was going to rock the healthcare boat was Personal Health Records (PHRs). There was a tremendous amount of talk about patient empowerment, the ability to track one’s own health or health of a loved one. I even ...

by Alex Lennox-Miller | April 12, 2019

AI & ML in Healthcare: Part of the Toolkit for Administrators and Clinicians

This past week, clinicians, researchers, administrators, and entrepreneurs came together for the 2019 World Medical Innovation Forum in Boston hosted by Partners HealthCare Innovation. The focus was the present and future of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare. A great deal of the value of AI in clinical use remains in the ...

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