June 07, 2018
Accenture Recognized as a Leader in U.S. Healthcare Clinical & Financial Analytic Services by IDC MarketScape

CHICAGO; June 7, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as a Leader in IDC’s latest report on healthcare clinical and financial analytics service providers.
 
 The IDC MarketScape report, U.S. Healthcare Clinical and Financial Analytic or BPO Services Vendor Assessment, credits Accenture’s market leadership to foundational expertise that rests on a broad base of strategic technology relationships and the company’s ability to move aggressively to augment capabilities.
 

The report notes that Accenture drives business outcomes for clients through a full suite of clinical and financial analytics (CFA) BPO services by focusing on four key areas: expertise, an appetite for shared risk, CFA technology expertise and service-line breadth.
 
"This study evaluates a market segment that did not exist a decade ago, yet Accenture’s analytics BPO services are likely to touch a large fraction of the total population of U.S. commercial health plan members,” said Cynthia Burghard, research director at IDC Health Insights. “As a result, Accenture has access to significant data assets and commands data processing capabilities that give it special insight into clinical outcomes and administrative economies for value-based care. Accenture is uniquely positioned to guide healthcare organizations that need to improve organizational flexibility and gain access to top-shelf technology and analytic expertise.”
 
Other Accenture strengths highlighted in the report include its:
  • broad and deep healthcare technology and analytics capabilities, which are well entrenched in the U.S. healthcare ecosystem;
  • exceptional capacity to quickly identify and integrate specialized areas of expertise or intellectual property as they become relevant to its client-facing offerings; and
  • appetite and aptitude for accepting and sharing risk with clients, which indicates Accenture’s commitment to align incentives with clients and build durable client relationships.
“Clinical and financial analytics are vital to the future success of any type of healthcare organization, which makes it all the more meaningful to be recognized as a leader in this IDC MarketScape report,” said Theresa Gaffney, R.N., who leads Accenture’s healthcare business process services. “The convergence of healthcare and technology continues to result in services that center more directly on the patient. We leverage our unparalleled experience in clinical and financial analytics to develop innovative business process offerings that support health care delivery in the U.S.”
 
The IDC MarketScape: U.S. Healthcare Clinical and Financial Analytic BPO Services 2017 Vendor Assessment (doc # US43176217, December 2017) can be accessed here.
 
About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.
 
About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 442,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

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Jenn Francis
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jennifer.francis@accenture.com