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IDC Health Insights: Provider IT Transformation Strategies

The complexities and uncertainty of the present day combined with the pace of change and innovation only seem to be making healthcare more perplexing than promising for providers. The Provider IT Transformation Strategies service offers in-depth coverage of rapidly evolving use cases with a focus on the interrelations between providers, patients, and technologies that help providers meet the challenges of a market transitioning to value-based health. The topics of this service focus on technologies that provide the most value in terms of cost, quality, access, patient safety, and patient experience across the continuum of care and transformation of healthcare delivery today.


Since 2003, IDC Health Insights has been conducting ongoing quantitative and qualitative research including defining the digital transformation use case taxonomy for value-based health and research into providers, patients, and consumer attitudes toward advances in health information technologies. Unique among analyst firms, IDC Health Insights uses an integrated research model that includes the new and emerging intersections and changing relationships among all healthcare stakeholders, both in the United States and worldwide.

Topics Addressed

Throughout the year, this service will address the following topics:

  • Clinical and financial health information technology systems in value-based health organizations
  • Smart EHR platforms and innovation in cloud-based EHRs and medical billing and revenue cycle management systems
  • EHR-based tele-visits and integrated telehealth models
  • Clinical collaboration and communication through health information exchanges and interoperability
  • Patient engagement technologies, shared decision making, and patient-centered care strategies
  • Patient safety and security contingency planning with a focus on cloud infrastructure, regulatory compliance, business continuity, and disaster management and recovery
  • Clinical imaging, vendor neutral archiving (VNA), picture archiving and communication system (PACS), storage, and archiving solutions
  • Clinical decision-support systems and enhanced decision making in clinical workflow implementation and optimization
  • Use cases, maturity models, and best practices for deployment of new technology from leading suppliers
  • Actionable analysis and insights into the implications of new cloud-based technology approaches for value-based care, changing business models, healthcare reform, and other key issues affecting the implementation of health information technology

Key Questions Answered

Our research addresses the following issues that are critical to your success:

  • What technologies will be important for the transformation to value-based care? What technologies are key to the future of healthcare IT? What technology products and services will help my organization drive down costs and improve quality, access, patient safety, and patient experience?
  • How will information technology transform the delivery of healthcare services for providers and patients? How can technology support my organization's strategy, whether it is consolidation or collaboration to support value-based care?
  • What role will the cloud play in making providers successful?
  • What can providers do to ensure they select and implement the technologies that will help them stay and remain competitive under new business models? How can technology provide the most benefit to their care process and the value-based continuum of care? What role will consumers play in the current state of healthcare IT adoption, and how will it affect providers and healthcare systems?
  • How will privacy and security concerns affect the pace of adoption of new IT technologies and applications?
  • How will MACRA, MIPS, APMs, pay-for-performance (P4P) incentives, and other reimbursement and compliance changes impact key healthcare provider IT applications?
  • What technologies are my peers investing in, and what are the results? Which technologies have the fastest clinical and financial return on investment (ROI)? What are the strengths and weaknesses of vendors, and how do their products rank against the competition? How do I select the best vendor for my project?

Who Should Subscribe

This service is ideally suited to support the needs of hospital and healthcare provider chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical informatics officers (CMIOs), and other executives; strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions; and investment bankers with an interest in the healthcare market.

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Mutaz Shegewi Research Director, Provider IT Transformation Strategies