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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Healthcare IT 2017 Predictions

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Healthcare IT 2017 Predictions

This IDC study discusses how particular drivers of change will have a significant impact on technology in healthcare. Healthcare organizations have typically lagged behind and continue to rely on legacy technology. In a recent IDC Health Insights survey, payers and providers deploy what IDC calls technology accelerators such as IoT, 3D printing, next-generation security, cognitive/AI, augmented/virtual reality, and robotics. The economic, social, technology, and environmental factors are converging and present an opportunity for healthcare organizations across the globe to make significant enhancements in productivity and efficiency, which will yield positive clinical and financial outcomes."The worldwide healthcare predictions for 2017 clearly define the investment in 3rd Platform technologies and the accelerators that are driving digital transformation in healthcare," says Cynthia Burghard, research director, IDC Health Insights.

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IDC FutureScape Figure
Executive Summary
IDC FutureScape Predictions
Summary of External Drivers
Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers
Prediction 1: By 2018, There Will Be a Doubling of Ransomware Attacks on Healthcare Organizations
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 2: By 2019, There Will Be a 50% Increase in the Use of Robots to Deliver Medications, Supplies, and Food Throughout the Hospital
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 3: By 2019, 60% of Healthcare Applications Will Collect Real-Time Location Data and Clinical IoT Device Data and Embed Cognitive Capabilities to Discover Patterns, Thereby Freeing Up 30% of Clinicians' Time
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 4: By 2020, 20% of Payers Will Offer Personalized Benefits with Options for a Consumer to Dynamically Reduce Premium and/or Alter Deductible/Copay by Disclosing Personal Health Data
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 5: By the End of 2018, Payers Will Have Saved $1 Billion Globally Through Implementation of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Tools, Skill Sets, and Process Reengineering
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 6: In 2017, Patient Engagement Across the Life Science/Healthcare Ecosystem Will Jump from Passive to Active
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 7: By 2020, 70% of the Developed Nations Will Homogenize Health Insurance with the Rest of the World, Moving to Replace Self/Employer-Based Options with Expanded Government Sponsorship
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 8: Seeking a Passive Way to Measure Patients' Vital Signs and Other Biometrics, More than 40% of Healthcare Organizations Across the World Will Use IoT-Enabled Biosensors by 2019
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 9: By 2020, Care Plan Adjustments Will Be Made in Real Time with Cognitive/AI Using Data from Wearable Devices, Resulting in 20% More Patients Being Engaged in Their Health
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 10: By 2018, Drug Makers Will Double Their Investment in Analytics Focused on HCP Data to Reach Millennial and Gen X Doctors the Way They Prefer It — Electronically
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Advice for Technology Buyers
External Drivers: Detail
DX: Technology-Centric Transformation Altering Business and Society
Everything, Everywhere: The Rise of Computer-Based Intelligence
Disruptive Fault Lines: Security, Privacy, and Regulation
Connected Conflict: Convergence of Technology and Privacy
The Perfect Storm: Increased Illness Burden
Convergence of Mobile, Social, and Sensors
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