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In this IDC study, IDC Health Insights analyzes the key highlights of a survey conducted among 179 healthcare providers in the top 5 Western European countries (the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, and Spain) regarding the adoption and investment plans in Big Data and analytics (BDA), drivers and barriers of BDA adoption, and its interdependencies with cloud, mobility, and social. Results show that there is still less familiarity with the opportunities offered by BDA to improve healthcare organizations' processes.
"European healthcare providers need to investigate the current best practices and start building the business case for a BDA proof-of-concept pilot by identifying areas where the implications of operating without access to timely, relevant, and actionable information have a bigger impact on the organization's performance," said Silvia Piai, EMEA research manager, IDC Health Insights. "To ensure the success of the pilot and future-proofing of their BDA investments, healthcare providers should pay particular attention to aligning incentives and ensuring cooperation between IT departments and line-of-business executives, merging BDA investments into the broader enterprise data management strategy, and leveraging on the interdependencies with other 3rd Platform technologies."
Analytic applications, Big Data analytics and discovery, Categorizers, Content management, Data access, analysis and delivery, Public cloud services, Search and discovery, Storage, Text analytics, Wearables