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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
May 12, 2015
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...
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 ...
April 8, 2015
A few months ago, Accenture reported that 19 of the 25 states developing state health innovation plans (SHIPs) were planning to invest more in telehealth this year. Now, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has published online resources to help the states that are participating in the State Innovation Models initiative make better use of digital health...
March 16, 2015
More collaboration between chief information officers (CIO) and chief marketing officers (CMO) at pharmaceutical companies could lead to more optimized use of digital technology, according to a survey from Accenture.
Accenture interviewed 22 CIOs and 24 CMOs from pharmaceutical companies in eight countries that were bringing in at least $5 billion in annual revenues.
While 91 percent of CIOs at...
March 2, 2015
Sixty seven percent of seniors want to access healthcare service from home, although 66 percent of seniors do not think current available technology is sufficient for them to do so, according to an Accenture survey of 354 US seniors, aged 65 and over who are receiving Medicare benefits. The survey was fielded between May and June 2014.
Accenture pointed out that according to data from the US...