February 12, 2019
When it comes healthcare, young adults expect more technology and nontraditional settings to be integrated into their care than previous generations, according to a new study released by Accenture at HIMSS19 this morning.
The study found that Gen Zers and millennials are much less likely to have a primary care doctor than older generations. In fact, only 67 percent of millennials and 55 percent...
October 3, 2018
Accenture has developed a new virtual reality game designed to help amputees with phantom limb syndrome. The technology, which is a combination of company’s SAP Cloud Platform, SAP for Leonardo and a connected armband, gameifies physical therapy for amputees. The program was developed to encourage patients to participate in therapy exercises with their new prosthetic limb. In part, it was also...
March 13, 2018
In January, Accenture completed its two-year contract with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to create a white paper to advise the industry about implementing patient-generated health data projects.
Emily Mitchell, a senior manager with the Accenture Federal Services Health and Public Service practice and one of the leaders of the project, sat down with MobiHealthNews to talk...
March 8, 2018
Correction: An earlier version of this article had the survey sample size at 7,905. Accenture interviewed 7,905 consumers worldwide, but the data here is from just the US subset: 2,301 Americans.
New survey data out this week from Accenture shows that healthcare consumers are using more wearables and apps, and are more bullish on virtual care, than ever before. But they also have high...
February 22, 2018
About the author: Emily Mitchell (PMP) is a senior manager within the Accenture Federal Services Health and Public Service practice. She has more than 16 years of experience providing consulting services to public service and private clients with a primary focus on program management and team leadership. As Client Account Lead, she supports the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (...
December 4, 2017
Accenture has recently completed a pilot program in the UK, which uses its artificial intelligence platform to help seniors manage their care and daily lives. The technology was developed by Accenture Liquid Studio in London and is tailored for older people living independently.
It can learn users’ behaviors and preferences and suggest activities to support their physical and mental health.
October 9, 2017
Launchpad’s new arrivals. San Francisco-based accelerator Launchpad Digital Health has added eight new digital health startups to its 12-month program: Agathos, a care variation and cost measurement platform; Addicaid, a virtual addiction recovery program; Elemeno Health, virtual coach software for healthcare teams; Happy Couple, a daily relationship bonding app; Mentia, a therapeutic support...
June 22, 2017
Artificial intelligence "is rewiring our modern conception of healthcare delivery," according to a new Accenture report that shows an array of clinical AI applications are already well on their way to saving the industry $150 billion over the next 10 years.
In the shorter term, the report forecasts a 40 percent compound annual growth rate between now and 2021, with acquisitions of AI startups...
May 12, 2017
The Internet of Things has the potential to provide significant financial value for healthcare providers and payers over the next three years, a new study from consulting firm Accenture found. And the inability of many healthcare executives to understand how the IoT can be used could cause them to risk substantial cost savings.
The report found 73 percent of healthcare executives say the IoT is...
February 9, 2017
The gulf between how many Americans say, in a survey, that they would like to use digital health services and how many actually have is still quite large, according to a new survey from Accenture. The consulting firm reached out to 1,501 US consumers and found that, while 78 percent were interested in receiving care virtually, only 21 percent had actually done so.
Accenture defines virtual care...