This IDC Health Insights Presentation opened the third IDC Pan-European Healthcare Executive Summit in Dublin on September 22, 2015.
This keynote presentation discusses the role of digital technologies in the transformation of the European healthcare market. It focuses on the centrality of accurate, timely, and meaningful access to health information at the point of decision, starting from the convergence of the healthcare ecosystem, which is driven by the need to advance toward personalized and integrated care.
Population health needs driven by the growing cases of chronic diseases and expectations of enhanced patient experience consistently delivered across traditional and new care settings (e.g., patients' homes) as well as online and offline channels are driving the health data convergence forward at an unprecedented pace. The convergence is visible across the investment patterns of all healthcare ecosystem stakeholders:
There are elements of friction concerning the technical challenges posed by the increasing volume, variety, and velocity of data as well as the barriers posed by the different regulation environments across Europe. If implemented in a flexible but consistent strategic framework, 3rd Platform technologies can help address issues such as data fragmentation, quality, access, and security as well as transform health organizations into result-driven innovation platforms.