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US healthcare system to benefit $10 billion annually using digital health tools: Report

  In a survey report by Accenture, it was noted that the US healthcare will benefit by USD 10 Billion annually by using the digital health tools. The survey was conducted by Nielsen on behalf of Accenture between November 2015 and January 2016. The analysis provided comparisons by country, sector, age and use. Where relevant, the survey uses select findings from the 2016 Accenture Doctors Survey to compare the doctor and consumer responses.


New reimbursement plan may eliminate need for Stage 3 – HealthData Management

Physicians and other eligible professionals under the electronic health records meaningful use program were tasked to make significant investments in EHRs; in large part, they did under Stage 1. Stage 2 imposed tougher steps in EHR capabilities that much of the industry was not ready for, and many providers dropped out of the program.


Personalized medicine: Healthcare gets personal

  The general approach to medicine has been on “one size fits all” based on population averages. That’s because even the world’s best scientists and doctors don’t fully understand yet how different people develop disease and respond to treatments. This is a very traditional way of practicing medicine in healthcare and often misses the mark as each person’s genetic makeup is different and makes an important criterion on how it affects health.


25 % healthcare providers say virtual care programs have helped achieve efficiency

  In a poll by KPMG, it was noted that a quarter of healthcare providers make strides in Telemedicine/Telehealth. Three fourths of healthcare providers are still in early stages or have not embarked on virtual care program, as challenges persist. The survey was conducted on 120 individuals, who said they work for healthcare providers.


mHealth for Baby Boomers and Seniors

  The number of senior citizens in the US is growing. In 2010, there were 40.3 million people aged 65 and above, about 13% of the overall population. By 2050, projections indicate the population over 65 would double at 88 million people, representing 20.9% of the population.In 2015 alone nearly 4 million new people will turn 65 and 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day.


39% of Tech-Savvy Consumers Have Not Heard of Telemedicine: Report

In a report by Healthmine, it was noted that only 39% of tech savvy consumers have not heard of telemedicine. The survey was conducted on 500 insured consumers who use mobile/internet-connected health applications. Below are the highlights of the survey: 1) Remote visits tend to be faster and less expensive than most visits to the doctor’s office, emergency rooms or urgent care clinics. Fifty-five percent (55%) of respondents who have access to telemedicine have used […]

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