Accenture (NYSE:ACN) said today that it inked a five-year deal with Roche (OTC:RHHBY) to incorporate its analytics platform into Roche’s digital diabetes management system. According to the deal, Roche’s new digital “diabetes ecosystem” will be built on the Accenture Intelligent Patient Platform. The system reportedly allows Roche to collect and analyze data from diabetes patients in the […]
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) said today it partnered with Accenture to develop Advantics care pathway transformation, a cloud-based digital health platform for hospitals designed to improve outcomes and reduce cost for treating patients with chronic cardiovascular diseases. The companies said Advantics is designed to aid healthcare providers in making more informed decisions based on patient population health […]
Half of all digital health start-ups fail within 2 years of opening shop, according to a new report from global management consulting group Accenture. The report analyzed 900 healthcare IT start-ups and found that 51% were failing within 20 months of their launch, taking with them nearly $4 billion in start-up funding they obtained between […]
A clutch of med-tech titans made the grade for Corporate Responsibility magazine’s 100 best corporate citizens for 2012.
CR selected companies based on their recent track record in areas such as human rights, philanthropy, employee relations and environmentalism, encompassing 318 data elements in total.
Among the honorees was Minneapolis, Minn.-based Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), the world’s largest pure-play medical device maker, which came in at #50.
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[sead] “Being a good corporate citizen is an important part of our mission,” Medtronic chairman & CEO Omar Ishrak said in prepared remarks.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — California police found a 63-year-old man unconscious and naked on a lounge chair in his yard with what appeared to be a knife handle sticking out of his belly on Sunday.
He had apparently attempted to remove a protruding hernia from his stomach, police told the Glendale News-Press. As the police waited for paramedics to arrive, the man reportedly pulled the butter knife out of his belly and shoved his lit cigarette into the wound.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Big pharma logged two important wins in the nation’s highest court yesterday, freeing prescription data for commercial sale and limiting lawsuits filed by people harmed by generic drugs.
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a Vermont law banning "detailing" of prescription information collected by pharmacies, allowing drug companies to mine prescriber-identifiable prescription info to target marketing toward physicians based on the kinds of medicine they tend to prescribe.
The court ruled 6 to 3 in favor of the drug companies.