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TECH SUPPLIER Mar 2019 - IDC Survey - Doc # EMEA44355219

Priorities, Strategies, and Investments: Overcoming DX Challenges in European Healthcare

By: Giulia BesanaResearch Analyst, Silvia PiaiResearch Director, Europe

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This IDC Survey examines the results of an IDC survey regarding expectations about European healthcare providers' IT budget expenditure, structure, and ownership. The data analyzed in this presentation comes 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 the European economy (in terms of the GDP of 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.

"Healthcare organizations are investing in their information management capabilities to leverage more complex data analysis techniques and pave the way to digital transformation. Setting up an information management strategy that aligns business goals with digital strategy by integrating data-driven insights into clinical and operational processes is essential for healthcare providers that want to progress in their digital transformation journey," said Giulia Besana, research analyst, IDC Health Insights.

"While compliance and operational efficiency are fundamental priorities, sometimes pursuing them is detrimental to patient experience. To overcome this apparent tradeoff, healthcare organizations should start applying new methodologies such as design thinking and agile to build a digital strategy that combines compliance and efficiency with patient experience. It's also essential to build a modular strategy that provides evidence of ROI in the short and medium terms to ensure sustainability, measure impact, and adjust the strategy when needed," said Silvia Piai, research director, IDC Health Insights.


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