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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Health Industry 2019 Predictions

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Health Industry 2019 Predictions

This IDC study explores how different drivers are collectively impacting technology in the health industry and offers guidance on actions to consider. Healthcare and life science organizations are hard pressed in the new digital era to respond to a wide range of political, economic, social, cultural, technological, legal, and experiential forces. These forces alongside ever-expanding data assets, increasing market pressures, sweeping regulations, and changes in the global populace and in the states of health and well-being call for the industry to take action in innovative ways that meet rising expectations, improve outcomes, and deliver value."The 2019 worldwide health industry predictions offer insight into the future of the health industry as it is being transformed in the new digital era," says Mutaz Shegewi, research director, IDC Health Insights. "The future belongs to visionary leaders and forward-thinking organizations that are able to break the shackles of legacy systems and accelerate mastering digital-first strategies. The thrivers will be those that champion data-driven, experiential, and personalized approaches through health IT."

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IDC FutureScape Figure
Executive Summary
IDC FutureScape Predictions
Summary of External Drivers
Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers
Prediction 1: Driven by Rising Consumer Expectations, 60% of Healthcare Providers Will Make Optimizing the Digital Patient Experience a Top 3 Strategic Imperative by 2020
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 2: Personal Data Stewardship Practices in Healthcare Will Triple Globally by 2023 Due to Digitally Engaged Patients Bringing Their Own Data and Industry- and Government-Led Data Guardian Initiatives
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 3: The Steady Progress in Artificial Intelligence Technology Adoption Will Directly Impact 25% of Business Processes by 2020
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 4: By 2022, 50% of Clinical Apps Will Include Ambient Interfaces — Speech Recognition, Sensors, and/or Gesture — As Their Primary Data Capture Model, Supported by AI, Enabling a 40% Rise in Data Quality
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 5: By 2022, 20–30% of Acute Care Providers Will Deploy Smartwatch-Based Apps, Thus Improving Clinician Productivity by More than 50%
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Prediction 6: Orchestration of Healthcare Provider Engagement Will Allow 50% of Pharma Reps to Accomplish All Field Duties on One Device — a Smartphone — by 2022
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 7: With Growing Patient Advocacy and Favorable Regulatory Guidance, Real-World Evidence Will Lead to the Approval of Five New Drugs and 10 New Medical Devices by 2023
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Guidance
Prediction 8: Driven by the Cost of Specialty Drugs and the Evolution of Negotiated Bundled Procedures, 30% of the Fortune 500 Will Offer Employer-Direct Healthcare by 2021, Bypassing Traditional Health Insurance
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 9: The Need to Liberate Data for Secure Multiparty Information Sharing Across Healthcare and Life Science Ecosystems Will Increase Blockchain Use Eightfold by 2022
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Guidance
Prediction 10: By 2022, 40% of Healthcare Providers Will Leverage Machine Learning and AI-Algorithm Advances to Improve Their Cybersecurity Capabilities with Automated Threat Detection to Thwart Ransomware
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Advice for Technology Buyers
External Drivers: Detail
Next Chapter of DX: Technology-Driven Transformation Altering Business and Society
The Race to Innovate: Speed of Change, Delivery, and Operations Separates Thrivers and Survivors
Sense, Compute, Actuate: Turning Data into Value
Emerging Autonomy: Learning to Live with AI
Cyber Insecurity: Theft, Cyberattack, and Negligence Create a Crisis of Digital Trust
Rising Customer Expectations: More Convenience, Customization, and Control
Legacy Inertia: Retrofit the Old into the DX World
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Related Research
Prediction 1: Digital Patient Experience
Prediction 2: Data Stewardship
Prediction 3: Artificial Intelligence
Prediction 4: Ambient Interfaces
Prediction 5: Smartwatches
Prediction 6: Orchestration
Prediction 7: Real-World Evidence
Prediction 8: Payer Disruption
Prediction 9: Blockchain in Health
Prediction 10: Security

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