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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Healthcare 2016 Predictions

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Healthcare 2016 Predictions

This IDC study provides healthcare executives with a road map for the next 36 months that prioritizes investments and identifies the areas of the business that will be affected and the relative complexity and cost of each initiative. Each of the 10 predictions includes the IT impact and guidance for action.The drivers influencing investment in healthcare IT are global in nature. Major themes include the critical nature of security and the impact of breaches in healthcare, the availability of 3rd Platform technology and innovation accelerators to enable digital transformation, and the ubiquitous access to mobile technology, the movement toward personalized medicine, and the need for new data sources and advanced analytics including cognitive computing.The 10 predictions identified by IDC Health Insights clearly show that digital transformation is beyond technology and impacts data, people, processes, and strategy. The predictions cover organizational changes, staffing requirements, and consumer-facing initiatives."The FutureScape will become critical for successful planning and budgeting across the healthcare ecosystem," says Lynne Dunbrack, research vice president, IDC Health Insights.

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IDC FutureScape Figure
IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
Summary of Key Drivers
IDC FutureScape Predictions
Prediction 1: Downward Pressure of the Healthcare Economy Will Increase Risk-Based Contracting to 30% of Provider Payments by 2017, Resulting in Premium Increases of Just 2–3% for 2018
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 2: By 2018, Physicians Will Use Cognitive Solutions to Identify the Most Effective Treatment for 50% of Complex Cancer Patients, Resulting in a 10% Reduction in Mortality and 10% in Cost
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 3: By 2018, Industry Cloud Will Be Viewed as the Top Market Entry Strategy for Tech and Industrial Companies, as Leaders of IT and Industry Unite to Tear Down Traditional Barriers to Entry
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 4: By 2018, Surgeons Will Use Computer-Assisted or Robotic Surgery Techniques to Assist in Planning, Simulating, and Performing 50% of the Most Complex Surgeries
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 5: One Out of Three Individuals Will Have Their Healthcare Records Compromised by Cyberattacks in 2016
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 6: By 2018, Because of More Frequent Drug Launches, Pharma Adoption of Global Launch Sequence Optimization Solutions Will Grow by 50%, Saving the Industry Billions in Potential Lost Revenue
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 7: Virtual Care Will Become Routine by 2018, and by 2020, 80% of Consumer Service Interactions Will Make Use of IoT and Big Data to Improve Quality, Value, and Timeliness
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 8: By 2018, 30% of Worldwide Healthcare Systems Will Employ Real-Time Cognitive Analysis to Provide Personalized Care Leveraging Patient's Clinical Data, Directly Supported by RWE Data
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 9: Through 2017, Healthcare IT Services Buyers Will Consolidate IT Services Spending in the Hands of 5–10 Largest Service Providers for Each Subvertical at Double the Industry Growth Rates
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 10: 2016 Will See 3rd Platform Acute Care HIS and EHR Begin to Come to Market, and Early Adopters Will Get Started on Digital Transformation in 2017–2019
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Essential Guidance
Key Drivers
Cy-Q: An Interconnected, Informed, Interactive, Intrusive, Intelligent, and Cognitive Ecosystem
Talent Quest: High Demand for Next-Generation Business/IT Skills, But Scarce Supply
Cloud Life: The Merging of Real Life with Digital Identity
Connected Well-Being: Convergence of Mobile, Social, and Sensors
Runaway Train: Unsustainable Cost of Healthcare
Cybersecurity Priority: Protecting Patient Privacy and Cybersecurity Key Compliance Mandates That Come with Incentives and Penalties
Quality Mantra: Compliance to Care Delivery Standards, Quality, and Best Practices
Shifting Gears: The Slowing Pace of IT Productivity
The Next Great Leap: Digital Transformation
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