Blog Profile / Chilmark Research

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Archived Since:April 6, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Forget the Billboards

Earlier this week I traveled to Hershey PA to give a keynote presentation to the BCBS CIO Summit. Landing in Philadelphia, I rented a car and headed out on PA turnpike to Hershey, about a 2hr drive. Along that drive, … Read more ›

#WWBR Week of September 14, 2015

Is patient-centered care part of the problem? Reba Peoples in KevinMD “This post could have been yet another physician rant focused on why patient-centered care is a bad idea, complete with an anecdote about a patient with a history of … Read more ›

Health Analytics Summit Full of Surprises

Last week, the analytics vendor, Health Catalyst (HC) invited me to the Health Analytics Summit (HAS), which to put it simply, was full of surprises and a few validations. With over 900 attendees, not counting Health Catalyst employees, this was a … Read more ›

Watson Gets Data, But Does IBM Get Health?

IBM's made a big bet with Watson Health, but will the technology live up to the marketing? They are off to a great start - though their work is certainly cut out for them. Read more ›

Bringing Enthusiasm to the Consumer Health Tech Revolution

You can’t travel too far on the Internet without tripping over an article, report, survey, or commentary lamenting the state of engagement in the healthcare industry. A lot of this talk focuses on the poor quality of technology that healthcare … Read more ›

#WWBR Week of August 28, 2015

“You Get Reminded You’re a Sick Person”: Personal Data Tracking and Patients With Multiple Chronic Conditions Jessica Ancker, et al in Journal of Medical Internet Research “Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but there’s a disconnect between what health … Read more ›

APIs and Data Analytics

There is a lot of buzz these days over precision medicine and if you’re stuck in the midst of EHR implementations and/or ICD-9/10 transitions, it might sound a bit farfetched to see how precision medicine will ever scale to the … Read more ›

#WWBR Week of August 17, 2015

The Potential Hazards of Hospital Consolidation Tim Xu, Albert W. Wu, and Martin A. Makary in The Journal of the American Medical Association “At the end of the 20th century, consolidation in the financial services industry created firms that were … Read more ›

What Cerner’s DoD Win Means to Industry

So much ink, so little insight. Quite a lot has been published on the awarding of the large Dept. of Defense (DoD) EHR contract, but almost all articles are simple rehashes of the press release and occasionally including some basic, on-the-record, … Read more ›

#WWBR Week of August 3, 2015

Primary Care Providers’ Views of Recent Trends in Health Care Delivery and Payment Jamie Ryan, et al for The Commonwealth Fund “Commonwealth Fund’s annual survey of PCPs turns up some surprising and not to surprising results. Satisfaction with IT is … Read more ›

HCD Customer Rescue

Health Care Dataworks (HCD), an analytics vendor that has struggled to gain traction, was acquired today by Health Catalyst. Had a quick call this afternoon with Health Catalyst CEO, Dan Burton to get the skinny on this deal, here is … Read more ›

Population Health Summit: Impressions and Key Takeaways

Healthcare is full of ideas that are easy to conceptualize but difficult to put into practice. Both clinician network management and patient engagement, for example, make perfect sense on paper but get very complicated, very quickly, when you move beyond … Read more ›

#WWBR Week of July 27, 2015

Hipaa’s Use as Code of Silence Often Misinterprets the Law Paula Span for The New York Times “Confusion about HIPAA privacy and security is one thing. Feigned confusion is another. This article highlights ways in which either kind of confusion … Read more ›

New Insight Report on Moving to Open Platforms Now Available

All of the factors driving the adoption of platform thinking in the wider economy across other industries — escalating demand for better user functionality, customers seeking an outcome rather than a transaction, rapidly changing payment models — are present in healthcare. Show More Summary

#WWBR Week of July 13, 2015

Analysis of 2016 Premium Changes and Insurer Participation in the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplaces Cynthia Cox, Rosa Ma, Gary Claxton, and Larry Levitt for Kaiser Family Foundation “According to this preliminary review of health insurance premiums for 2016, … Read more ›

With Wristband, Google Entering Consumer Health on Its Own Terms

It’s not every day that health-related news from Google gets buried, but recent headlines about the Supreme Court upholding a key provision of the Affordable Care Act and the nation’s largest insurers playing matchmaker seem to have relegated Google’s planned … Read more ›

#WWBR Week of July 6, 2015

Patient-centered activity monitoring in the self-management of chronic health conditions Emil Chiauzzi, Carlos Rodarte and Pronabesh DasMahapatra in BMC Medicine “An “above average” academic paper about personal patient data. This raises many questions and offers key insights for industry as … Read more ›

#WWBR Week of June 29, 2015

How to Take Charge of Your Medical Records (Note: this complements Naveen’s post earlier in the week on this subject) Melinda Beck in The Wall Street Journal “This piece, on the issues surrounding patient access to their own records, might … Read more ›

Free Data, Wishful Thinking

Is the #dataindependenceday and #freemydata movement in healthcare actually going to amount to anything? Read more ›

#WWBR Week of June 22nd, 2015

Innovation Starts with the Heart, Not the Head Gary Hamel for Harvard Business Review “A very thoughtful and moving piece about what innovation truly is and its potential impact on an organization. Spoiler Alert: author takes a somewhat contrarian view … Read more ›

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