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TECH SUPPLIER Apr 2019 - IDC Survey - Doc # EMEA44972919

Are European Hospitals Ready for Digital Determination?

By: Giulia BesanaResearch Analyst, Silvia PiaiResearch Director, Europe

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This IDC Survey examines the results of the IDC European Vertical Markets Survey, 2018-2019 regarding expectations about European healthcare providers' IT budget expenditure, structure, and ownership. The hospital sample consists of 194 respondents.

The IDC 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), including Russia, Poland, and the Czech Republic. The results are analyzed by vertical market and company size, and will be the basis of a series of demand-side reports to be published under IDC's European Vertical Markets and European Small and Medium Business Markets services, as well as in select European Industry Insights research services.

"European Hospitals have siloed digital transformation (DX) strategies, mainly focusing on ensuring virtual security, regulatory compliance, and operational performance. Investments across the main health IT solutions areas indicate the need to transform clinical workflows and empower the health workforce. In the era of value-based healthcare, hospitals investing in DX and innovation should design patient-centric key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure DX initiatives and drive innovation, tackling security, convenience, and choice along with healthcare outcomes in the short and medium terms to ensure sustainability and measure impact, as well as to adjust strategies," said Silvia Piai, research director, IDC Health Insights.


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