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By Heather Mack October 19, 2016
IBM has partnered with Quest Diagnostics to launch a new precision medicine service that blends cognitive computing with genomic tumor sequencing. The service, IBM Watson Genomics from Quest Diagnostics, allows a physician to send a tissue sample to Quest, which will sequence the tumor DNA and send the genetic data through Watson for analysis. Watson runs through its reposititory of literature,...
By Heather Mack October 6, 2016
GE Healthcare has launched a healthcare accelerator called five.eight to improve health outcomes for the world’s developing economies. So-named for the 5.8 billion people worldwide who lack access to quality, affordable healthcare, the accelerator will look for global health startups with aims to improve healthcare quality and accessibility in places with low resources. The initial program will...
By Heather Mack August 23, 2016
Smart eyeglasses maker Vuzix, which makes glasses that use augmented and virtual reality for both consumer and enterprise markets, has teamed up with wearable software platform company Pristine. As part of Vuzix’s Industrial Partner program, Pristine received one of the first early access of Vuzix’s latest hardweare (the M300 Smart Glasses). Pristine’s Eyesight platform will create a hands-free...
By Jonah Comstock June 28, 2016
Accenture held a webcast today diving into five trends the consulting firm has identified as major driving forces right now in digital health. Report author and Senior Global Managing Director for Accenture Health Dr. Kaveh Safavi was joined by health economist and blogger Jane Sarasohn-Kahn to discuss the five trends. The first trend, "Intelligent Automation", covers a range of tools that...
By Brian Dolan March 8, 2016
At the HIMSS16 annual conference in Las Vegas last week, Accenture Federal Services announced a two-year consulting contract with the ONC to help the federal government create a framework for collecting and using patient generated health data in both research and clinical care. Accenture executives told MobiHealthNews that this framework is an important first step toward creating standards that...
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...

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