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Real-time population health usecases are everywhere in healthcare. Imagine a patient recently diagnosed with congestive heart failure (CHF). As soon as his physician saves the new diagnosis within the EHR, the patient is automatically enrolled in a program and sent … Continue reading ?
Healthcare depends on new and innovative ideas — often constructed with software. EHRs, HIEs, CPOE, clinical content, medical devices, and numerous medical products are completely or mostly built with software. National governments have helped stimulate innovation over the centuries through … Continue reading ?
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in America. One out of four adults has two or more chronic diseases. One in three children is overweight or obese. Projections are that by 2050, one third of Americans will have … Continue reading ?
“His treatment was fragmented rather than integrated. Each of his myriad maladies was being treated by different specialists – oncologists, pain specialists, nutritionists, hepatologists, and hematologists – but they were not being coordinated in a cohesive approach.” – Steve Jobs, … Continue reading ?
As I wrap up my research into clinical analytics/population health for this year’s Market Trends report, I have been enjoying long and entertaining calls with the vendor community. Without fail, vendors enjoy lobbing insults at their competition (though I might … Continue reading ?
After a recent visit to my doctor, I received a notice that my health information was available to view in my online portal. So, inspired by ongoing exposure to public/private tag-team HIT evangelism, I decided to don my patient cap … Continue reading ?
Good intentions do not always result, in the long-term, in good policy. Such may be the case with the HITECH Act that was passed as part of the huge stimulus bill ARRA in 2007. This bill launched the massive adoption … Continue reading ?
Over the past several months, we have been hearing over and over again how important the ‘young invincible’ demographic is for the viability of the ACA. The thought is, without these healthy young folks, how else are insurance companies going … Continue reading ?
The provider world is dominated by organizations that believe in a slowly evolving status quo that will somehow carry them across the threshold of accountable care to a fully formed world in which VBR-compliant ways of delivering healthcare solve their … Continue reading ?
For years now we have been talking about HIE as if health information exchange (the verb) is happening across health information exchanges (the noun). This is wrong for the simple reason that true, full health information exchange is not occurring. … Continue reading ?
It appears that “population health management” (PHM) just has a better ring to it than “accountable care” or “HMO 2.0”. Increasingly, PHM is becoming an umbrella term for all of the operational and analytical HIT tools needed for the transition … Continue reading ?
Last summer we published another edition of our popular Health Information Exchange (HIE) Market Trends Report. Over the years, this report has for many, become the “authoritative source of information on the HIE Market.” That’s not me talking, that is … Continue reading ?
This week, I read an article from February that provided an overview of the health IT infrastructure required for population health management (PHM). It had thorough examples and some nice graphical depictions of delivery systems and budding ACOs taking on … Continue reading ?
Probably the most notable development apparent at HIMSS14 was how much HIE and interoperability vendors are now talking about including claims data in their solution sets. Last year at this time, most of these vendors questioned the clinical value and … Continue reading ?
A grade-school English teacher of mine would write a little guide on the chalkboard at the beginning of our expository writing lessons: Say what you’re going to say; Say It; Say what you said Coming off another HIMSS, that lesson … Continue reading ?
HIMSS14…. brought me to the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. As in HIMSS past, I found myself surrounded by people genuinely committed to fixing our defunct healthcare system — and the population health management group-chant was louder … Continue reading ?
Three big takeaways from HIMSS14 were: It was great to meet so many new people. Found lots of fodder for future work. I was expecting more push back on my EHR 2.0 trends. The best thing about an event like … Continue reading ?
What an epic (or is it Epic, or for that matter EPIC) ride where one seemingly goes in and out of noise tunnels on the exhibit floor all in the hopes of finding some meaningful signal as to what is … Continue reading ?
Next week is that proverbial event we all, in the HIT industry, look forward to with some trepidation - HIMSS’14. For an analyst firm such as ours HIMSS provides us a great opportunity to talk with end users, vendors of all … Continue reading ?
(Super Health Information Technology) I’ve had the good fortune of working with John and the Chilmark Research team in some capacity since 2011. As expected, I’ve learned a lot about the field, the technology, the policy, and so on and … Continue reading ?