Having a core belief that healthcare information technology (HIT) can play an impactful role in improving the quality and efficiency of care delivered to patients, we will provide stakeholders in the healthcare sector with the highest quality research that will lead to the effective adoption, deployment and use of HIT to improve care.
Chilmark Research is a healthcare industry analyst firm performing market research and analysis on HIT adoption and use. There are two primary factors that set Chilmark Research apart from other firms:
1) Deep technical and market expertise of IT adoption trends with particularly emphasis on what drives successful market adoption of new technologies. We combine proven research methodologies with this expertise to deliver cogent market reports for our customers.
2) We are extremely focused on addressing only the Healthcare IT market. No other industry analyst firm brings such dedication to understanding the key macro and micro drivers that will influence healthcare IT adoption across all stakeholders as we do here at Chilmark Research.
Chilmark Research’s proven research methodologies and singular focus on HIT provides clients a level of expertise, knowledge and service that is difficult to find in this rapidly evolving market. Chilmark Research LLC diverse range of service offerings, including our subscription service, Chilmark Advisory Service which provides clients the assurance that they have the best, most current information available to inform their strategic decisions at their disposal.
Of course, an analyst firm is only as competent as the analysts that work for it and we have some extremely competent analysts!
Founder & Managing Partner
After spending nearly 15 years in the manufacturing sector advising some of the largest global manufacturing companies on their IT adoption and deployment strategies, John felt that the most vexing issues in this sector had been largely addressed. He became restless and sought new opportunities, new challenges. After nearly a year of research, he chose the healthcare sector as his next target, launching Chilmark Research in 2007.
From those humble beginnings, John has built Chilmark Research into a well-respected analyst firm providing market leading coverage in a number of critical sub-sectors of the healthcare IT market including: Health Information Exchanges, mHealth and provider-patient engagement strategies. Of great personal interest to John is the role that the consumer will ultimately play in the rapidly evolving healthcare market.
An accomplished speaker, Moore has made numerous presentations on current and future IT trends and their impact to markets. Widely quoted in numerous publications, he has also been interviewed and quoted in: AMA News, Baseline, CIO, ComputerWorld, eWeek, Forbes, Health Data Management, InformationWeek, Investors Business Daily, US News & World Report, Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.
Research Focus: Healthcare Analytics, Patient/Consumer Engagement Strategies & Tools
Cora Sharma has two passions: Healthcare and Technology. Before heading east for an MBA from MIT Sloan, Cora worked in Silicon Valley for several years as an software engineer and product manager in the Enterprise Software, Mortgage, and Telecom industries. While at MIT, Cora developed a strong interest in how IT/Technology can lower healthcare costs, improve patient outcomes and satisfaction, and increase access to care. As part of her Master’s degree work at MIT Sloan, Cora interned at McKesson in the healthcare software division further building her domain knowledge and interest in the transformative power of IT in healthcare.
Cora has done a number of research projects already for Chilmark Research including a report for the Bluetooth Special Interest Group on the applicability of low energy Bluetooth for biometric sensing and our Nov. 2010 report on mHealth in the Enterprise which provided an in-depth look at the adoption and usage trends for smartphones and touch-screen tablets to facilitate care processes.
Cora holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and an MBA from MIT Sloan.
Brian Murphy joined Chilmark Research as an industry analyst in August 2012 and brings a wealth of experience to the table. In addition to being a strong advocate for the critical role that HIT can play in improving the quality of care delivered, Brian has had direct experience as both an analyst and with the EHR company, Eclipsys, which was acquired by Allscripts.
Brian Murphy has worked in the IT business for over 25 years beginning his career in the field sales organization of IBM. As a systems engineer Brian worked with customers across multiple industries, including several hospitals in the metro-Boston area. In technical roles, he supported application development and maintenance efforts. In marketing roles, he developed programs and materials for the telecommunications vertical and the data management horizontal. Brian leveraged this knowledge as an analyst for the Yankee Group where he managed an enterprise software service and led research on the dynamics of the database market. Leaving Yankee, Brian joined Eclipsys in corporate marketing prior to its acquisition by Allscripts. While at Eclipsys Brian worked with product managers to refine and harmonize their value proposition in light of Eclipsys’ broader goals. When not thinking about healthcare IT, Brian is a runner and armchair Boston historian.
Brian is a graduate of Harvard and Suffolk Law School.
Rob Tholemeier joined Chilmark Research in the fall of 2012 and comes to us with a wealth of experience including over 25 years experience as an information technology investor, research analyst, investment banker, and consultant.
An acknowledged expert on IT spending, open systems, information management and software business practices, Rob provides Chilmark Research clients strategic advice on a number of critical topical areas. Rob also has a personal interest in improving the adoption and use of IT in healthcare as his wife is a practicing physician.
Rob’s Wall Street experience began as the Enterprise Software Analyst when the DMG Technology Investment Banking group spun-out from Morgan Stanley. He then moved to First Albany where he covered Enterprise Software and was involved in dozens of separate investment banking transactions including M&A, IPO’s, Secondary Offerings, and strategic advisory. His last mainstream Wall Street sell-side analyst position was as the Enterprise Software Research Analyst at Van Kasper before and during the Wells Fargo acquisition.
Prior to Wall Street Rob worked in the technology industry beginning as a hardware engineer and designer. He then moved on to software development and founded an independent software design and development consultancy. He then joined the analyst firm META Group to expand their database and “open systems” industry research practice.
Rob attended Temple University after completing military service in the United States Navy. He majored in broadcast communications, film, and political science and received his MBA from the University of San Francisco.
Research Focus: HIE Strategies & Technologies and Payer Role in HIT
Naveen Rao joined Chilmark Research as an industry analyst in September 2011. His research focuses on the HIE and mHealth markets as well as the evolving payer and regulatory environment.
Prior to joining Chilmark Research, Mr. Rao spent three years working with the nation’s highest ranked health plans as a quality improvement and policy strategist at the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) in Washington D.C. His responsibilities included HEDIS and CAHPS benchmarking for commercial, Medicare and Medicaid lines of business in conjunction with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and CMS. He also managed best practice sharing workshops focusing on clinical care management strategies. Some of his clients included Geisinger Health Plan, Group Health, Kaiser Permanente, HealthPartners, UPMC Health Plan and Tufts.
In addition to this work, Rao’s past experience includes successfully managing the complete inpatient ONC-ATCB certification process for electronic medical record vendor, Arcron Systems, Inc. He has also consulted with international medical travel firm HealthGlobe on patient engagement and social media strategy. He holds a certificate in Health IT from ONC, and has a master’s degree and management certificate from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Rao has written on healthcare for numerous organizations including the ONC, MedCityNews, HealthGlobe and others.
John Moore III
Research Focus: mHealth Strategies and Solutions, and Pharma Industry Role in HIT
Graduating from Vassar College in 2007, John quickly put his degree in neuroscience to work, joining the lab of Professor Richard Tanzy to conduct genetic research on Alzheimer’s at the labs of Massachusetts General Hospital. John’s next career move was to Novartis where he joined the oncology research group. After nearly three years of bench work, John made the switch to the business side of healthcare working at the technology licensing office of Partners Healthcare as well as an intern for Mass Medical Angels.
In addition to his research work for Chilmark Research, John is founder and CEO of mHealth start-up, PrescribableApps. Combining his direct experience in the mHealth market with his background in the pharma industry puts John in a unique position to cover the research domains assigned to him.
With a natural inquisitive nature combined with superb research and writing skills, John is a welcomed asset to Chilmark Research. And yes, he is the son of the founder.
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