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by John Moore lll | March 10, 2017

Making the Most of the CCM Code

One of the most buzzworthy topics at the recent HIMSS conference was CMS’ new CPT code for chronic care management (CCM). The code will pay providers and care teams $43 PMPM for the non-face-to-face time they spend managing complex, chronically ill patients’ health. Scaled across patient panels and office practices, ...

by Matt Guldin | January 14, 2016

Directional Guidance on IBM’s Explorys-Phytel Acquisitions

Recently, IBM briefed Chilmark Research on its integration activities regarding its two acquisitions, Explorys and Phytel. The intention of the briefing was to show how these two solutions might work in the future along with their current state of their functionality. It did not address the recent Merge acquisition, any ...

by Liz Gavriel | December 19, 2015

Bridging Genomics-Health IT Gap for Precision Medicine

The Reality of Precision Medicine Since the White House launched its Precision Medicine initiative in January 2015 there has been a great deal of buzz about personalized or precision medicine and the future of healthcare. “Personalized medicine” is an older term and is gradually falling by the wayside as critics ...

by John Moore lll | December 16, 2015

Bridging the Genomics – Health IT Gap for Precision Medicine

Since the White House launched its Precision Medicine initiative in January 2015 there has been a great deal of buzz about personalized or precision medicine and the future of healthcare. “Personalized medicine” is an older term and is gradually falling by the wayside as critics think that it denotes a ...

by Liz Gavriel | November 27, 2015

Health IT for Behavioral and Mental Healthcare

Coaching Technology While the landmark health reform laws enacted in 2009 (HITECH Act) and 2010 (Affordable Care Act, or ACA) have begun transforming certain aspects of the US healthcare system, they have not had a meaningful impact on behavioral and mental health care delivery. Patients in need of these services ...

by Liz Gavriel | November 26, 2015

Health Plan Shopping Tools Must Keep Evolving

The New Normal The functionality of Healthcare.gov and the state insurance exchanges has improved markedly since their near-disastrous roll outs in October 2013, but many companies nonetheless believe they can make the process of buying health insurance as consumer-friendly as other online shopping experiences. With the third year of open ...

by John Moore lll | November 20, 2015

Health Plan Shopping Must Evolve

The functionality of Healthcare.gov and the state insurance exchanges has improved markedly since their near-disastrous rollouts in October 2013, but many companies nonetheless believe they can make the process of buying health insurance as consumer-friendly as other online shopping experiences. With the third year of open enrollment underway, startups as ...

by Liz Gavriel | November 19, 2015

Data Lakes and Data Swamps

Managing Data Every mention of health data and data analytics comes with it a reference to data silos that get in the way of effective use of data analytics tools. With so-called big data tools like Hadoop we have the ability to do analytics at scale and with streaming data, ...

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