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Health IT may finally be ready to tackle last-mile analytics problems

by Dan Housman, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

I have spent several years working with specialty medical offices like oncology centers, diabetes clinics, IPAs (Independent Practice Associations), and disease advocacy groups seeking to build health care data warehouses and analytics solutions. During that time, I have seen the same concerns pop up over and over: “How can we understand the value and impact of our care if we only see the component of care that we provide?

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A new health IT imperative: Consumer engagement

by Harry Greenspun, MD, Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, Deloitte Services LP

Part of my job is to attend a lot of conferences. I’ve been to more meetings focused on the US health care system than I can count. Last month, I went to something different – Dreamforce – which has become the largest software conference in the world. Approximately 150,000 people descended on San Francisco (so many that they brought in a cruise ship to provide additional hotel rooms) as part of the annual gathering of users,

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Infographic: Pharma adoption of social media: A prescription for physician engagement

by Chris Franck, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

There’s no debate that the growth of social media has changed the way that we, as consumers, access and share information. The proliferation of mHealth and other health care social platforms targeted at physicians suggests that this dynamic is no different for our doctors. With health care social media sites now reaching 50% of physicians1 and the user base for third-party physician social platforms growing rapidly,

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Infographic: Meet today’s health care consumer

Imagine a future in which more consumers engage with the health care system – a future that holds the promise of more effective, efficient, and satisfying care experiences and better health outcomes for those individuals and the accountable care populations to which they belong. Findings from Deloitte’s 2015 Survey of US Health Care Consumers suggest we are moving closer to that future as consumer engagement increases in three important areas.

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mHealth mobilized: Five considerations for MedTech

by Glenn Snyder, Principal, MedTech Practice Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

During a time of sweeping change across the medical technology (MedTech) landscape, the next frontier appears to be mobile health (mHealth), and how management of care through mobile solutions could transform the industry.

The advent of a mHealth channel could be a force that changes business models for the better, making them more adaptive and open to increased innovation.

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Ending the 17-year “valley of death” in getting treatments to patients

by Terri Cooper, PhD, Principal, Federal Health Sector Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Today, it typically takes 17 or more years to get from the basic science stage to commercializing and introducing a new clinical product into the market. Innovation can be complex, but for many patients and families, this is just too long.

Many stakeholders are trying to get out of this 17-year “valley of death” – federal agencies charged with protecting and improving public health,

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