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By Aditi Pai February 2, 2016
Investment in on-demand healthcare companies, like video visits with doctors, is expected to total $1 billion by the end of 2017, up from $200 million in 2014, according to Accenture. “On-demand healthcare is fundamentally changing – and enriching – the doctor-patient relationship, making the physician much more accessible to patients while simultaneously reducing costs,” Kaveh Safavi, senior...
By Aditi Pai January 6, 2016
Although 66 percent of the largest 100 US hospitals have consumer-facing mobile apps, and 38 percent of those have developed proprietary apps for their patients, a mere 2 percent of patients at those 66 hospitals are using apps provided to them, according to an Accenture report. For this report, Accenture used data from a variety of sources, including Accenture 2014 Global Consumer Pulse Research...
By Aditi Pai October 19, 2015
Using digital health tools in primary care could save the US healthcare system $10 billion annually, according to a report from Accenture. Accenture said its researchers analyzed the workflows of common physician office visits, including preventive care office visits, routine infant or child health checks, and visits for other conditions like hypertension and diabetes. The research firm...
By Aditi Pai September 16, 2015
By 2018, 8 percent of health systems' acquisition volume will be made up of digital health startups, up from 1 percent in 2014, according to a report from Accenture, which made projections based on an analysis of 1,500 healthcare provider acquisitions between 2006 and 2015. Accenture defines digital health startups as companies that are developing sensors, analytics, and cloud tools for offerings...
By Brian Dolan September 15, 2015
This week Accenture published the results from its annual Accenture Technology Vision 2015 survey, which includes responses from more than 1,000 executives in developed and developing markets across various industries, including more than 100 from the life sciences. Some 70 percent of the life sciences executives surveyed said that the next generation of digital health platforms will not be led...
By Aditi Pai August 13, 2015
About half of all US digital health startups will fail within two years of launching, according to an Accenture report that analyzed 900 healthcare IT start-ups. (Correction: The original lead and headline of this article incorrectly implied Accenture had conducted a retrospective study of health startups that failed rather than a study that mostly relies on historical funding data to make ...
By Aditi Pai June 23, 2015
Heart rate-tracking wearable Health executives have already seen the benefits of patient-generated data, according to an Accenture survey of 601 doctors, 1,000 consumers, and 101 healthcare executives. Some 73 percent of execs have seen positive return on investment from using technologies like wearables that track a patient's fitness and vital signs. Accenture found that 85 percent of...
By Jonah Comstock June 4, 2015
FDA clearances for digital health devices are on track to triple by 2018, according to new research from Accenture, as digital health offerings drive more than $100 billion in savings over that same time period. Thirty-three digital health devices were cleared by the FDA in 2014, according to Accenture, and they predict 100 will be cleared in 2018. The research group estimates that FDA-cleared...
By Aditi Pai May 12, 2015
Jawbone UP2 Some 45 percent of US consumers want a health wearable or app that monitors "every aspect" of their health, according to a global survey that included responses from 10,131 consumers across 28 countries. The survey was created by Havas Worldwide and fielded by Market Probe International in March 2015. Havas also found that among worldwide early adopters, which they call "prosumers...
By Aditi Pai May 7, 2015
San Bruno, California-based CareLinx, which offers a service to connect seniors with caregivers, has raised an additional $1 million from Generator Ventures and Ziegler Link-age Longevity Funds. This brings the company's total funding to at least $5.2 million. An SEC filing explains that this amount includes $2.1 million in forgiveness of debt. Families can use CareLinx's service to browse ...

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