This IDC Survey analyzes the results of an IDC survey on artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data analytics (BDA) adoption and investment plans across European healthcare providers. The set of data analyzed in this document is from the healthcare provider sample of IDC's European Vertical Markets Survey 2018-2019. The healthcare sample consists of 290 respondents.
IDC's European Vertical Markets Survey is an annual landmark study of IT solutions, investment priorities, and emerging technologies. This year, the sample covers over 77% of European economy (in terms of GDP of the 40 countries), with the inclusion of Russia, Poland, and Czech Republic. The results are analyzed by vertical market and company size, and they will be the basis for a series of demand-side reports to be published under the European Vertical Markets and European Small and Medium Business Markets services, as well as in select European Industry Insights research services.
"2018 has seen a steep rise in AI and digital national plans, as the increasing digital competitiveness and the European Commission's strategy and funding plans are fostering digital transformation. European healthcare providers have already identified the potential of AI in supporting the personalization of clinical pathways, diagnosis, and decision support as well as in managing patient risk management, showing how AI is increasingly used to actively implement population health management initiatives," said Giulia Besana, research analyst, IDC Health Insights.
"Complexity in the current healthcare ecosystem requires a more mature understanding of information management needs in addressing data projects as well as fostering integration and interoperability within a data-secure framework. Healthcare organizations need to focus on creating coherent data environments to ensure the high performance, resilience, and scalability of BDA and AI solutions they are going to implement," said Silvia Piai, research director, IDC Health Insights.