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Accenture Becomes Newest Member of The StartUp Health Network

StartUpHealthAhead of the weekend, mHealthWatch learned that StartUp Health, which is “organizing and supporting a global army of Health Transformers,” has a new supporting member.

Accenture, one of the world’s leading professional services companies, has joined the exclusive StartUp Health Network.

This builds on momentum from the HealthTech Innovation Challenge that was hosted at the StartUp Health Festival in San Francisco in January 2017.

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TreeHouse Health and Accenture Aim to Help Digital Health Startups

telemedicineOn Monday, mHealthWatch learned that TreeHouse Health, an innovation center that invests in emerging healthcare companies to help accelerate their growth, has tapped Accenture to provide “guidance and insights to its growing roster of digital health startups.”

Other insights regarding the pairing were shared on Monday.

“Accenture brings tremendous healthcare experience, insights and reach to TreeHouse Health,” says J.D. Blank, managing director at TreeHouse Health. “We are confident that this effort will help advance the mission of TreeHouse Health and the innovative companies we work with.”

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Accenture: Hospitals Engaging Just 2 Percent of Patients via Mobile Apps

Mobile_Health_Apps_highresNew research from Accenture reveals that just 2 percent of patients in the largest U.S. hospitals are currently using hospital-provided mobile health apps.

Accenture estimates that failure to align mobile apps to the services consumers’ demand could cost each of these hospitals, on average, more than $100 million in lost annual revenue, a report summary shared with MHW reads.

The research, which assessed mobile app use among the 100 largest U.S. hospitals, found that two-thirds (66 percent) of the 100 largest U.S. hospitals have mobile apps for consumers and roughly two-fifths (38 percent) of that subset have developed proprietary apps for their patients. However, only 11 percent of health systems offer patients proprietary apps that operate with at least one of the three functions that consumers demand most: access to medical records; the ability to book, change and cancel appointments; and the ability to request prescription refills electronically.

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Infographic Reveals The Top Digital Health Trends Impacting Healthcare

Infographic Reveals The Top Digital Health Trends Impacting HealthcareThe insightful gems of knowledge culled from a recent report by Accenture has yielded the eye-opening infographic below, which points to some of the top digital health trends that stand to have the most dramatic impact imaginable on the healthcare space.

So what are the trends in question, according to the Accenture data? Check out the visual below to learn more.

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Scripps Launches ‘Wired for Health’

Scripps Launches 'Wired for Health'Researchers at the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) are touting the formal launch of Wired for Health.

Wired for Health is billed as a clinical study aimed at evaluating whether the integration of wireless technologies, online social networks and medicine can have a direct effect on health care spending.

According to a news release from the organization, collaborators in the effort include Scripps Health; Qualcomm Life Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated; HealthComp; and Accenture.

“We are excited to embark on one of the first robust, cross-industry studies using multiple mobile medical sensors to determine whether we can lower health care costs and resource consumption through wireless health technology,” says Eric Topol, M.D., director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute and chief academic officer of Scripps Health.

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