Major market forces — an aging population, increasing prevalence of chronic conditions, access issues due to staffing shortages, and other pressing industry challenges — are compelling payers and providers to invest in connected health technology to deliver care more efficiently and to engage consumers to manage their health. Connected Health IT Strategies provides in-depth coverage of rapidly evolving connected health technologies, which will play a vital role in the transformation of fee for service to value-based healthcare. The program examines the major market forces and challenges; analyzes consumer demand, adoption rates, and willingness to buy; evaluates key technologies and top vendor solutions to deploy; and identifies best practices. Connected Health IT Strategies research and advisory service enables healthcare organizations and vendors to make more informed decisions as they formulate their connected health strategies and tactics.
Connected Health IT Strategies combines qualitative and quantitative research, including buyer demand studies and consumer surveys to gauge their attitudes toward using a variety of connected health technologies. Unique to IDC Health Insights, and intrinsic to Connected Health IT Strategies, is an integrated research model. This approach advances cross-sector (e.g., payer, provider, life sciences) market insights into where connected health technologies have been successfully used in terms of adoption, objectives achieved, and return on investment. Cross-sector insight is critical as the lines between the stakeholders are increasingly blurring.
Throughout the year, this service will address the following topics:
- Major themes: Mobile, constituency engagement, interoperability, health information exchange, privacy, and security
- Major technology coverage areas: Clinical mobility (physician facing) and mobile health (consumer facing), health information exchange, end-to-end remote health monitoring for health and wellness and chronic conditions, machine to machine (M2M), personal health records and member/patient/provider portals, kiosks, videoconferencing and online care, unified communications, aging in place, social, and Health 2.0
- Best practices and lessons learned
- Vendor market evolution, product assessment, and comparisons
- Technology forecasts
- Business and IT implications of ARRA and healthcare reform on connected health
Our research addresses the following issues that are critical to your success:
- What are the requirements and challenges of deploying connected health technologies? Which connected health strategies should our organization pursue and how do we prioritize them?
- How can my organization effectively engage consumers, clinicians, and other stakeholders by using connected health technologies? What is involved in rolling out a comprehensive end-to-end connected health solution?
- Which connected health technologies are consumers willing to use, and how much are they willing to pay out-of-pocket?
- How have other healthcare organizations successfully and securely deployed applications on employee-liable and corporate-liable mobile devices? How do we deploy, secure, and use mobile technology effectively? Should our organization embrace BYOD and under what circumstances?
- What has been the experience of other healthcare organizations to date? What are their lessons learned and best practices? Is there a demonstrable ROI for connected health initiatives?
- How will new and existing regulations impact connected health?
- What is the size of the connected health opportunity?
The Connected Health IT Strategies research advisory service is ideally suited to support the needs of payer and provider CIOs; chief medical officers/VPs/directors of connected health services, including mobile health and consumer engagement, at healthcare organizations such as health plans, integrated delivery networks, and disease management organizations; and business development VPs/directors responsible for developing partnerships with suppliers of connected health services (e.g., devices and services).
- Insights into market trends and technology adoption rates
- Identification of major vendors, product strengths and weaknesses, and implementation strategies and best practices
- Early views into emerging technologies and their potential impact
- Analysis of industry-shaping events
- Competitive intelligence
- Insights into market sizing, product penetration, future growth, spending trends, and buying behaviors
IDC Health Insights values building client relationships and strives to foster a partnership with each client through continuous analyst interaction; timely delivery of current, concise, and relevant research; as well as custom research when needed. Each advisory service delivers strategic research covering business and technology issues. A summary of the basic service deliverables available to subscribers includes the following:
- Analyst inquiry time specific to the advisory service area
- 24 x 7 research access via www.idc-hi.com
- Discounted admission to specific IDC Health Insights or IDC conferences
- Complimentary forum invitations (Web conferences, industry briefings)
Related offerings to our industry-specific research practices include IT Spending Guides — segmented regional and country-level analysis by solution area; Go-to-Market Services (GMS) — a modular set of deliverables to assist clients in extending their market reach, validating their market strategy, and producing more responsive customer-centric marketing campaigns; and IDC Advisory Tools — a growing set of solutions designed to ensure clients that technology purchasing and deployment decisions are optimized. In addition, IDC Health Insights experts are available for individualized consulting engagements to address specific challenges or to customize the results of our syndicated research offerings.