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Blog Profile / Chilmark Research


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Filed Under:Medical / Healthcare IT
Posts on Regator:268
Posts / Week:1.1
Archived Since:April 6, 2010

Blog Post Archive

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 [...]

Implications: Supreme Court Gives Thumbs Up to ACA

This morning, as most of you already know, the Supreme Court ruled that the Privacy Protection and Affordable Care Act (commonly known as ACA) is constitutional and basically left the entire law intact. While it was no surprise that this was a close 5-4 decision, it was surprising that rather than rule that certain sections [...]

Podcast on mHealth Report Findings

For those of you who do not have the resources to purchase our latest mHealth Report (mHealth Adoption for Patient Engagement)  here’s something that you may find of interest. At the Health Datapalooza earlier this month, I sat down with Don Fluckinger of SearchHealthIT who interviewed me about the report’s findings. SearchHealthIT recently posted the [...]

Quick Poll: What will Supreme Court Rule?

This morning received notice that the Supreme Court will make its final rulings before summer recess on Thursday, June 28th. Among those rulings is the heavily politicized and closely watched decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), often referred to as Obamacare. In all fairness, Republican nominee Mitt Romney has his fingerprints [...]

Payers Take Another Stab at Engagement with Consumer-based Tools

It is now nail-biting time, as we here at Chilmark Research brace ourselves for the upcoming Supreme Court decision on the legitimacy of the Affordable Care Act.  We as a nation are indeed living in very interesting times and I am again reminded why I find healthcare markets endlessly fascinating (and perplexing). (Editor’s note: This [...]

Special Discount on 2012 HIE Market Report

The 2012 HIE Market Report has seen brisk sales to date – thank you one and all for your business. But there is just a small problem with sales, virtually all have been to consulting firms and HIT vendors. While we are more than happy to serve them, this report is also intended to serve [...]

Some Areas We Covered in May Monthly

Earlier this year Chilmark Research launched its latest service, the Chilmark Advisory Service (CAS). One of the benefits of CAS is that subscribers receive a continuous feed of our research, from major annual reports such as the recently released 2012 HIE Market Report, to Quarterly Reports (e.g., mHealth Adoption for Patient Engagement) and exclusive to [...]

Latest Report: mHealth Adoption for Provider–Patient Engagement

The market is abuzz about all things mHealth. Press coverage on provider-patient mHealth solutions is ramping up with a recent example being the point-counterpoint piece in Forbes following the press waterfall about Happtique’s app-prescribing platform. We even wrote a piece recently about a personal experience using the iTriage app to self-diagnose E. Coli poisoning. Here [...]

Sex Sells (or at Least Leads to Some Interesting Analytics)

One guarantee in the healthcare sector is that when it comes to personal health information (PHI), there is no lack of issues and pundits to discuss security and privacy of such information/data. If one does not jump up and down bleating on about the sanctity of PHI and the need to protect it at all [...]

The Role of an Analyst Firm

The 2012 HIE Report was released last week and sales have been brisk – thank you. But in spite of those brisk sales and even during the process of creating that seminal report on the Health Information Exchange market, there are times when it seems that a significant proportion of the market does not understand [...]

At Last, It’s Here: 2012 HIE Market Report

This morning we announced the release of our latest report: 2012 HIE Market Report: Analysis and Trends of the Health information Exchange Market. As we found in last year’s report, the HIE Market and the vendors that serve it continues to be a very dynamic. In little over a year we have seen several vendors [...]

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