Analyst Commentary

Turbulence in the U.S. impedes Accenture’s healthcare IT services growth

Accenture’s HITS growth is slowing as headwinds build in its core U.S. healthcare market

The impact of recent consolidation activity among insurers persists in the payer sector and is increasingly being exacerbated by uncertainty surrounding the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As a result, Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) year-to-year HITS growth decelerated from 7.9% in 1Q17 to 6.5% in 2Q17. Like several HITS peers, Accenture reported a slower pace of IT decision making by U.S.-based payer clients due to potential ...

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