This IDC Health Insights Survey of IT trends in Russian Hospitals is a part of the IDC Health Insights IT Trends Survey of CEMA Hospitals. The survey, conducted in October 2016, explored key market drivers; IT investment trends, plans, and budgets; and barriers impacting the adoption of both conventional technologies (core back-end management applications and industry-specific solutions) and 3rd Platform technologies (cloud, mobility, social media, and Big Data analytics). The survey also explored current efforts and plans related to IT innovation and digital transformation (DX) in the surveyed hospitals, as well as the key barriers to innovation and DX. The survey sample consisted of senior IT decision makers (CIOs, IT directors, IT managers, and IT department heads) at 31 randomly selected hospitals in Russia.
"Evolving regulations and policies around the use of IT in the healthcare sector in Russia are driving IT investments among healthcare providers across the country. While Russian hospitals have made considerable progress toward the adoption of core industry-specific solutions — such as electronic medical records, laboratory information systems, radiology information systems, and picture archiving and communications systems — IT innovation and digital transformation plans are significantly hampered by budget deficits and workforce constraints, including those related to staff resistance to organizational change and a lack of the necessary skills and competencies." — Senior Research Analyst Nino Giguashvili, IDC Health Insights, IDC CEMA