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Ellipsis Health Named Winner of Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge

What You Should Know:  – Accenture announced Ellipsis Health as the “Innovation Champion” of its fifth annual Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge-North America, a competition that supports new and novel solutions from startups to improve the way people access, manage and finance healthcare in North America.  – Based in San Francisco, CA, Ellipsis Health was named …

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Life sciences use of digital twins mirrors its application in other industries

Life sciences companies are using “digital twins” for everything from drug discovery to manufacturing. A panel of experts at MedCity News’ INVEST Digital Health conference discussed how this capability to run virtual simulations is changing practices now while also shaping the industry for the years to come.

INVEST Digital Health preview: The role of digital twins in life sciences

INVEST Digital Health kicks off today and runs through September 23. Held in a virtual format due to Covid-19, the healthcare conference brings together innovative investors across the healthcare spectrum, prominent industry players and the most promising digital health startups. Register today!

Accenture Names 8 Finalists for HealthTech Innovation Challenge

What You Should Know: – Accenture announced eight finalists for its fifth annual Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge-North America, a competition that supports new and novel solutions from startups to improve the way people access, manage and finance healthcare in North America. – The finalists will participate in the final round and awards ceremony at a virtual …

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Accenture Invests in Virtual Diagnostic Testing Platform ixlayer

What You Should Know: – Accenture Ventures announced a strategic investment in ixlayer, a leader in healthcare IT-focused on providing technology-based solutions for diagnostic testing. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. – Aimed at making lab testing more efficient, the company’s platform lies at the nexus of doctors, researchers, patients and medical facilities, providing healthcare providers, …

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A roadmap for adopting New Science 

The pandemic’s disruption galvanised the biopharma industry into unprecedented action, demonstrating what’s possible when the global scientific community collaborates in exceptional ways and public-private partnerships drive innovation to address a common need. Can the biopharma industry step up again to shatter industry orthodoxy and create new pathways for innovation, access, and affordability? The adoption of …

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Pharma’s post-COVID prospects: the pharmaphorum podcast

In this latest podcast, pharmaphorum spoke to Andrew Meade, life sciences lead UK and Ireland at Accenture, about the trends that emerged in this year’s Q1 results season. Meade talked about the prospects for the industry as the UK and other economies beginning to recover from the devastating pandemic. He discussed how COVID vaccines have …

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Patient Experience 2.0: A Shift in Priorities Defined by A Year of the Pandemic

Tim Dybvig, SVP of Patient Engagement at Experity The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the healthcare continuum within the past year, creating many roadblocks in the path towards high-quality care delivery. Amid these challenges, we have witnessed a significant shift in patient wants and needs, in addition to heightened demand for accessible, convenient clinical care. Notably, …

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CMS’ price transparency rule offers providers, payers a win, too

Patients are not the only ones who will benefit from the price transparency rule — providers and payers can also gain competitive advantages as a result of the regulation. These include being able to deepen relationships with patients and support payment contract negotiations.

3 Barriers Stalling AI Adoption in Revenue Cycle Management

Kenya Smith, Healthcare Solution Marketing Manager at ABBYY AI technology is quickly evolving and already surpassing human decision-making in certain instances; sometimes, in ways, we can’t explain. While many are alarmed by this, AI is producing some of the most effective and dramatic results in business today.  Adoption of AI in healthcare is growing, but …

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Life sciences must become cloud-first to seize the science of tomorrow

If the power of the life sciences industry to innovate and collaborate were ever in doubt, the speed at which vaccines for COVID-19 were discovered, developed, trialled, approved and manufactured have confirmed just how dynamic the industry can be. And that dynamism, innovation and collaboration are all qualities that the industry must continue to nurture …

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Why Cancer Registries are Part of America’s Fight for Racial Equality

Warren A Whyte, Ph.D., VP Scientific Partnerships at ConcertAI According to a 2019 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, one in 1,000 Black males can expect to die at the hands of the police. Black males were also 2.5 times more likely to die during an encounter with police than white …

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Kaiser Permanente joins forces with Accenture, Microsoft to improve cloud capabilities

The California-based healthcare organization will work with Accenture and Microsoft to grow and strengthen its cloud capabilities. The enhancements are expected to help Kaiser provide its care teams with data insights to personalize patient care.

Kaiser Inks Multi-Year Agreement with Accenture, Microsoft for Cloud Transition

What You Should Know: – Kaiser Permanente signs a multi-year strategic agreement with Accenture and Microsoft to support the healthcare provider’s transition to the cloud environment. – The partnership enables stronger cloud computational power and data insights readily available to care teams, so Kaiser’s members—and patients—will benefit from more timely and personalized healthcare. Kaiser Permanente …

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Epic, Galen Healthcare, Chartis Group Named 2020 Overall Best in KLAS Awards

What You Should Know: – Epic was named the top Overall Software Suite for the eleventh consecutive year in the Best in KLAS 2021 Software & Services report, released today, which reports on the top vendors for 2020. Epic was also named the top Overall Physician Practice Vendor. Galen Healthcare Solutions was named the top Overall IT Services Firm. …

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Boosting the impact of patient services

New research from Accenture has revealed that adoption of patient support services hasn’t improved since 2015 despite increasing pharma investment. The company’s Jennifer Spada tells us how companies can boost awareness of their programmes to improve patient outcomes. As part of its drive towards patient centricity, the pharma industry has increasingly been building patient support …

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How to Capitalize on Digital Health Momentum in 2021

Adam Sabloff, Founder and CEO of VirtualHealth As we re-examine the healthcare system in the wake of the pandemic, we are continually identifying opportunities to rebuild parts of the system to new and improved specifications. One critical facet is digital health, where we continue to struggle with what should really be table stakes: the ability …

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12 Recently Launched COVID-19 Vaccine Management Solutions to Know

An in-depth look at twelve recently released COVID-19 vaccine management solutions as COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed nationwide. 1. Microsoft Microsoft launches a COVID-19 vaccine management platform with partners Accenture and Avanade, EY, and Mazik Global to help government and healthcare customers provide fair and equitable vaccine distribution, administration, and monitoring of vaccine delivery. Microsoft …

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Microsoft Deploys COVID-19 Vaccine Management Platform

What You Should Know: – Microsoft launches a COVID-19 vaccine management platform with partners Accenture and Avanade, EY, and Mazik Global to help government and healthcare customers provide fair and equitable vaccine distribution, administration, and monitoring of vaccine delivery.  – Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) has deployed over 230 emergency COVID-19 response missions globally since the pandemic began …

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Level Ex pitches gaming as a tool for reaching doctors

Interactive, cloud-based video games are designed to tackle pharma’s current challenge: engaging doctors virtually during a pandemic. But the tools are likely to outlive the circumstances in which they were born.

4 Actions to Elevate the Patient Experience and Spark Growth

What You Should Know: – According to a new report from Accenture, 2 out of 3 patients are likely to switch to a new healthcare provider if their expectations for managing COVID-19 are not met, including sanitary and safety protocols, access to up-to-date information, and the availability of virtual care options. –  Accenture identified four ways to improve the patient experience, and therefore your path to recovery, during, and …

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Digital therapeutics: Why human psychology is key to adoption

The healthcare system is running at its limits in many countries worldwide. One reason is the growing demand for healthcare, largely driven by the rise of chronic diseases. COVID-19 has further underscored just how stretched the system is today. Is there any solution to the twin challenge of managing costs while extending capacity? We believe …

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Enabling innovation by connecting an ecosystem of partners

COVID-19 has been a shock to the system for every industry, not least pharma, but the sector is already looking at new ways to build resilience for the future. Kevin Nikitczuk, INTIENT Network lead at Accenture, notes that collaboration and innovation are two of the key aspects that allow pharma to be ready for (hopefully …

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Takeda Collaborates with Accenture and AWS to Transform into a Cloud-Based Company

Shots: Takeda has entered into a five-year agreement with Accenture and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to support the company in moving 80% of its applications to the cloud and modernizing its research tools The transition of Takeda’s applications to the cloud will enable the company to remove non-differentiating technology and create a scalable architecture. The …

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Why intelligent automation is the future for regulation

There are a host of new, previously unimaginable tools and techniques – from analytics to robotic process automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI) – available to help speed up processes and increase data accuracy. But for many life sciences organisations, these tools are either not yet fully adopted or are not being put to good …

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Pharma improves HCP engagement during COVID-19 – report

Pharma companies have improved how they engage with healthcare providers as a result of COVID-19, according to a new survey of HCPs. This has resulted in pharma companies being more relevant and providing more value in closing the care gap, the report says. The Accenture survey of 720 general practitioners, oncologists, cardiologists and immunologists globally …

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Virtual Behavioral Health Could Reduce Costs, Improve Patient Outcomes, Report Finds

What You Should Know: – A new Accenture report called “Breakthrough Behavioral Health Access: Think Virtual” finds that the use of virtual behavioral health could expand care for more than 53 million Americans facing these conditions. – Demand for behavioral health specialists significantly outweighs current availability; in addition to severe wait times of 25 days …

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Clinical decision support tools will help oncologists manage complexity

Making treatment decisions is a tough choice for oncologists: a therapy might save or significantly extend one patient’s life but not deliver the desired outcome for another patient. Reaching this decision involves weighing a variety of data – from clinical trials to the patient’s medical background – and with the advent of more personalised oncology, …

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COVID-19 Has Permanently Shifted Patient Behavior Towards Virtual Care

What You Should Know: – The COVID-19 crisis has significantly impacted the patient care paradigm, and the ripple effects have altered patient behaviors and expectations, requiring a significant change in how life sciences companies engage with and support patients – Accenture surveyed 2700 patients about changes in care during COVID-19 and found a major shift …

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