This IDC study examines the role of supercomputers in the formative market for outcomes-based healthcare and describes examples of the growing number of initiatives in the United States and elsewhere that are paving new ground in healthcare with help from supercomputers. Healthcare costs consume more than 17% of U.S. GDP today and are rising quickly. In many European nations, healthcare devours a substantial 9–11% of GDP. Early initiatives are under way around the world that employ personalized, outcomes-based healthcare rather than the procedures-based medicine that predominates today. Outcomes-based care promises to improve healthcare quality while better controlling costs.
"IDC believes that high-performance data analysis — using supercomputers for advanced analytics — will spearhead a decade-long drive toward outcomes-based healthcare. When made available to pioneering researchers and clinicians, supercomputers are already helping save the lives of children and adults who have exhausted the possibilities of traditional medicine," said Steve Conway, IDC research vice president, High-Performance Computing and High-Performance Data Analysis.
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