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Blog Profile / Chilmark Research


URL :http://chilmarkresearch.com/
Filed Under:Medical / Healthcare IT
Posts on Regator:278
Posts / Week:1.1
Archived Since:April 6, 2010

Blog Post Archive

How Physicians Should Choose a Health Information Exchange

How Physicians Should Choose a Health Information Exchange American Medical News (AMA) July 2, 2012

Microsoft Surface Tablet Must Stimulate New Health Care App Development

Microsoft Surface Tablet Must Stimulate New Health Care App Development eWeek June 20, 2012

Prescribable Mobile Apps Huge Threat for Pharma

Prescribable Mobile Apps Huge Threat for Pharma Forbes May 14, 2012

Tales from the Use of Tablets in Health Care

Tales from the Use of Tablets in Health Care Health Data Management April 12, 2012

Where’s the Love for PHRs?

Where’s the Love for PHRs? Health Data Management April 3, 2012

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Be careful what you wish for sure did apply to this year’s mHealth Summit, which was held last week in Washington D.C. Of the some 4,000 in attendance, I was one of the 10% or was it even 1% of those present that have attended all four events in succession. It is with that perspective [...]

Humana Jumps into HIE Market, Claims Analytics Turn Sights of Clinical, Med Adherence

November saw the acquisition of yet another HIE vendor by a payer (Humana). An in-depth analysis of this acquisition and its implications was provided to Chilmark Advisory Service (CAS) clients at the end of November. Following are abstracts of the three research notes in our latest Monthly Update. Humana Leaps Into the HIE Market The health insurance industry [...]

Innovation: What is it?

If it is one thing that the healthcare IT industry doesn’t lack, it is innovation – or it least innovation on the edges. A quick search on Google for health IT innovation challenges will serve you up over 23K hits. From Sanofi, to HHS, to Cigna and other stakeholders, there seems to be no lack [...]

Will Surescripts Become De facto NwHIN?

Just as Healtheway looks to ween itself off the federal gravy train, Surescripts comes along and in a couple of quick strokes looks ready to a stake into the heart of Healtheway or at least any desire Healtheway may have to become the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN). It all started when Surescripts acquired collaborative [...]

Cerner Takes a Road Less Traveled

Cerner is embarking on a journey of transformation. That transformation, if successful, will culminate in Cerner becoming more than a health IT company to becoming a health company. They’ve tested much of this strategy internally with onsite campus clinics, health and wellness challenges, the creation of rich consumer/patient engagement tools, heck, they have even created [...]

Another HIE Purchase by a Payer

Today, national health insurer, Humana, announced that it has acquired Certify Data Systems (CDS). This marks the third HIE vendor (UHG acquired Axolotl & Aetna acquired Medicity) that has been acquired by a payer in the last couple of years. Not that surprising when one looks at how aggressively payers are moving into the accountable [...]

A Layer Above it All: Healtheway’s Value Prop

Now that NwHIN has been spun-out into the public-private entity Healtheway one has to wonder exactly what value they can deliver to market that will sustain them as they attempt to ween themselves from the federal spigot. Healtheway has no lack of challenges ahead but they intend to target one area that presents an interesting [...]

Moving to HIE 2.0

This week I had the pleasure to be the keynote speaker at Orion Health’s HIE User Conference in the beautiful state of my youth, Colorado. In preparing for this conference I was struck again by just how quickly this market continues to evolve and just how messy evolution can be. By the time my slide [...]

Limits and Lags in Healthcare Productivity

In a recent Health Affairs blog, Alex Goldsmith does a back-of-the-envelope analysis of the peculiar economics of healthcare. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare increased by 1.149 million people from 2007-2011. Show More Summary

The Promise of a Little Blue Button

Yesterday, I was in Washington DC to attend ONC’s Consumer Health IT Summit. While having high hopes for some breathtaking new developments, ultimately walked away disappointed as this event ultimately devolved into a Blue Button promotional event. Now I have nothing wrong with some promotion, after all my background is heavily steeped in marketing. What [...]

Struggling to Understand or Data Does Not Equal Empowerment

Recently upon leaving my doctor’s office I was presented with a print-out of my visit summary. Knowing I worked it the HIT space my doctor proudly stated that this was one the ways that they planned to meet one of the menu objectives of Stage One meaningful use (MU). This is great I thought, until [...]

Benchmarking Payers Adoption of Consumer Tech

Awhile back, a large health insurer (payer) commissioned Chilmark Research to do a market scan on how payers across the country were using emerging consumer technologies to engage their members. We found this project to be quite interesting and rather than have much of that research sit on the shelves forevermore, we decided to build [...]

Why We Won’t See EHR Consolidation Anytime Soon

All too frequently I get the question: When will we see the EHR market consolidate? Not an unreasonable question considering just how many EHRs there are in the market today (north of 300) and all the buzz regarding growth in health IT adoption. There was even a recent post postulating that major EHR consolidation was “on the [...]

Healthcare Analytics: A Call for Clarity

Healthcare is awash in data but starved for information. Progress has been slow in adopting analytics within healthcare. A key ingredient that could speed up the development and adoption of analytic approaches appropriate for healthcare is clarity in both terminology and technical products. The road ahead requires a classification of analytical needs. Healthcare analytics is [...]

Digging into Analytics

At this year’s HIMSS conference the big buzz was analytics. Seemed as if every vendor in attendance was prompting some sort of analytics capability. It was a tad overwhelming and if I was having a problem trying to separate out all these countless vendor offerings (this is exactly what I am trained to do as [...]

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