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Retail clinics to surpass 2,800 in next two years

Retail health clinics will continue to expand throughout the country and will increase by nearly 50 percent in the next two years, according to a new report from Accenture.

Use of virtual health tools could shave $10 billion a year from primary care costs

Using virtual health technology in primary care could save $10 billion a year and allow treatment of more patients without the need to train more doctors, according to a new report.

Hospital M&A: Non-acute care facilities, digital health in, 'horizontal' hospital acquisitions out

  Competition and the transition to value-based care are two reasons for the dramatic increase in the number of health systems that have acquired physician practices, retail clinics and digital resources in the last nine years, according to a new report from management consulting firm Accenture.

Report: 50 percent of digital health startups will fail within 20 months

As more startups enter digital healthcare, more are likely to quickly fail, but that gives larger companies the ability to "mine" them for new innovations, according to a report from Accenture.

Independent practices: A vanishing breed

Just one in three physicians will remain in private practice by the end of 2016, according to a new report from Accenture.

Leidos, Cerner win Pentagon EHR contract

A team led by Leidos and Kansas City, Missouri-based Cerner Corp. has won the highly coveted contract to implement the electronic health record system for the Department of Defense.

Pentagon to announce DHMSM contract winner this week

The Department of Defense is poised to announce the winner of its electronic health record system contract this week.

One-third of workers say they'd quit if they lose employer-sponsored health insurance coverage

Health insurance is so important to employees that 1 in 3 would leave their jobs if their employers stopped fully sponsoring their health benefits, according to survey released today. 

How to prepare state exchanges for long-term growth

Better investments in consumer-facing technology will help state exchanges attract customers and increase the likelihood of sustainability.

Private health insurance exchange enrollment tops 6 million

Six million Americans used a private insurance exchange to enroll in employer benefits programs for 2015, according to a new report from Accenture. That's double the number of 2014 enrollees--and it's a growth rate that the consultancy expects to continue into 2018.