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by Hannah Ehnle | April 03, 2018

Webinar – 2018 Population Health Management Market Trends Report

This webinar complements the release of our 2018 Population Health Management Market Trends Report. The webinar is presented by the analysts behind the report, Brian Murphy, Matt Guldin and Brian Eastwood. To learn more about the report or to purchase, please click here. Enjoy! To receive the presentation slide deck, ...

by David Constantine | March 29, 2018

One More Step in the Long Road of Precision Medicine

CMS decision removes important barrier for some Medicare cancer patients to access next generation sequencing and companion targeted therapies as well as potential clinical trials. For any new therapy, diagnostic or device brought forth by our healthcare innovation community, there are three high-level barriers generally encountered on the path to ...

by Brian Eastwood | March 26, 2018

As Telehealth Tech Matures, Can Providers Catch Up?

HIMSS18 offered evidence that the telehealth market is beginning to mature, but it remains to be seen if providers are ready to implement what vendors are offering – and what patients are asking for. One of our key takeaways from HIMSS18 was that the slow but steady maturation of the ...

by Ken Kleinberg | March 19, 2018

HIMSS18 – A Cacophony, Not Yet a Symphony

My post before HIMSS talked about how jazzed (not jaded) I was to be attending my 20th HIMSS conference. Now that HIMSS18 is in the bag – what did I learn? ML and AI On Monday I presented the results of our AI survey at the Machine Learning & AI ...

by John Moore | March 15, 2018

HIMSS18 – A Bipolar Experience

HIMSS18 Review 3 of 4 A decade of attending the annual HIMSS conference and I leave both excited and depressed. Excited and enthused by meeting so many people who are dedicating their lives to affect positive change by improving healthcare delivery through IT. Depressed as yet again I find a ...

by Chilmark Team | March 14, 2018

HIMSS18: Care Management and Engagement

HIMSS18 Review 2 of 4 By Matt Guldin and Brian Eastwood Having returned and (mostly) recovered from HIMSS18 in Las Vegas, the Chilmark Research team wanted to share our thoughts on what we saw in presentations and heard in conversations. This post includes our analysis and insights on Care Management and ...

by Chilmark Team | March 13, 2018

Give Us Your Data – Is it Really That Easy?

HIMSS18 Review 1 of 4 By Ken Kleinberg, Brian Murphy, and Brian Edwards During Eric Schmidt’s opening keynote at HIMSS18, he asserted that, given the state of algorithms today, it’s possible to take any large data set and make strong predictions – and healthcare is no exception. There’s no need ...

by Hannah Ehnle | March 01, 2018

Podcast: The Convergence of Providers and Payers

A critical path forward, fraught with challenges   Chilmark's founder and president John Moore recently took some time to speak with the producer of the Relentless Health Value podcast, Stacey Richter, to discuss current strategies of one of the biggest trends in healthcare right now, provider-payer convergence. The discussion begins by ...

by John Moore lll | February 21, 2018

18 Chilmark-Recommended Sessions for HIMSS’18

For those of you who are overwhelmed by looking through the HIMSS18 session schedule (and those of you who have been meaning to look but haven't gotten to it yet), here's Chilmark Research's short list of sessions we expect to be worthwhile, as chosen by our analyst team. It is ...

by Brian Murphy | February 16, 2018

PHM Market Trends Report Coming Before HIMSS

Key Takeaway PHM products are maturing in spite of uncertainty about payment system. The Chilmark Research 2018 Population Health Management Market Trends Report, long in development, will be released immediately before HIMSS in March. This report profiles 25 vendors and describes the technology landscape for enabling a population health management ...

by Ken Kleinberg | February 15, 2018

Why I’m Not Jaded for My 20th HIMSS Conference

As you read this, you’re likely in HIMSS conference prep mode – arranging meetings, checking for the sessions you want to attend, coordinating with colleagues, perhaps preparing a presentation. It’s all too easy to be overwhelmed and disheartened by far too many choices, far too few responses to requests, and ...

by Brian Eastwood | February 13, 2018

Why Patient Relationship Management Is More Than “CRM for Healthcare”

Key takeaways: Patient engagement has come a long way for those organizations looking to move beyond early models of the patient portal propped up by meaningful use – but it still has a long way to go. Patient relationship management is more than just CRM for healthcare, and vendors from ...

by Hannah Ehnle | February 05, 2018

What We’ve Been Commenting On

Lately, there have been quite a few big developments in healthcare, including Allscripts acquiring Practice Fusion, Apple's PHR, and the mysterious Amazon-JP Morgan Chase-Berkshire Hathaway healthcare company. Not all of these developments have enough detail yet for Chilmark to analyze the impact on the future of the health IT market ...

by Brian Murphy | February 01, 2018

Healthcare Needs 5G

Speculations that the U.S. might build and operate a 5G network were a false alarm. Whoever ends up building the next generation of wireless network infrastructure, it seems like a good time to imagine what 5G networks could mean in healthcare. The major telcos claim that 5G networks could deliver ...

by Brian Eastwood | January 25, 2018

What Digital Health Investors Should Learn From the Flu

Successful startups will define a problem and solve it, not just prove a concept   By many accounts, the digital health market remains strong. Both Startup Health and Rock Health reported substantial year-over-year upticks in VC funding announcements, at 44% and 31%, respectively. (Startup Health assessed $11.5 billion in global ...

by Matt Guldin | January 24, 2018

Can Kindred Help Humana Bend the Cost Curve?

In December 2017, national health insurer Humana and two private equity firms, TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS), announced the $4 billion acquisition of Kindred Healthcare, a national provider of post-acute services. This was not terribly surprising as it was rumored back in April that Kindred Healthcare ...

by David Constantine | January 22, 2018

Optum’s Deal With DaVita: Vertically Integrated Healthcare Continues to Grow

Healthcare continues trend toward consolidation as more M&A deals mark the end of 2017 As we kick off 2018, we rest in the wake of the announcement of the largest M&A deal to date in the healthcare industry between CVS and Aetna. While stakeholders speculate about implications, another deal was ...

by John Moore | January 12, 2018

Amid the Fire & Flurry – #JPM18

This past week I attended the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, and the multitude of satellite events surrounding it, which attracts about 40,000 people from across the industry. It is where the business of health occurs, where money (Wall Street, PEs, VCs) looks to make a deal with just about ...

by Ellen Badinelli | January 10, 2018

The Most “Disruptive” Development of 2017 Goes to…Taxes!

Physicians in the Cross Hairs: As states with business-friendly tax codes become a physician’s mecca, those of us in high-tax states may find a dwindling number of practitioners in the next decade. As we take stock of the winners and losers of tax reform heading into 2018, let’s reflect on ...

by Brian Eastwood | December 21, 2017

Healthcare’s Opportunity to Bridge the Digital Divide – and Boost Health Literacy

"Think globally, act locally" isn't just for recycling   For many Americans, the holidays mean traveling great distances to spend the season with loved ones, which itself means interacting to some degree with the travel, ecommerce, and mobile technology industries. Healthcare aims to emulate each of these industries in its ...

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