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IDC Health Insights: Worldwide Provider IT Transformation Strategies

Healthcare digital transformation can no longer be ignored. Providers must respond to industry shifts and consumer demands by becoming more outcomes focused, value and consumer driven, and digitally native. Innovative solutions at the forefront of technology evolution will determine the future-readiness, competitiveness, and sustainability of providers. IDC Health Insights: Worldwide Provider IT Transformation Strategies offers in-depth coverage of clinical and operational IT use cases helping providers address challenges such as the shift to value-based care, rise of consumerism, and promise of personalized medicine. The topics of this service focus on technologies that provide the most value in terms of cost, quality, access, patient safety, and patient experience.


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:

  • Next-generation clinical documentation and revenue cycle with a focus on cloud-based EHR 2.0 and end-to-end RCM platforms
  • Ambient intelligence and virtual care integrations with EHRs
  • Clinical collaboration and communication through health information exchange and interoperability
  • Digital patient engagement and experience, emerging care models, and digital-first provider strategies
  • Patient identity and access management, patient safety, IT risk, auditing and compliance, security and privacy, and contingency planning with a focus on cloud infrastructure, business continuity, and disaster management and recovery
  • Blockchain and emerging technologies for providers (e.g., AI and ML, AR/VR, robotics, and 3D printing)
  • AI in medical imaging, picture archiving and communication system (PACS), vendor neutral archiving (VNA), enterprise imaging, and image storage and archiving solutions
  • Clinical documentation and workflow optimization, speech recognition and transcription, and medication management
  • Use cases, maturity models, and best practices for the deployment of new technology from leading suppliers
  • Actionable analysis and insights into the implications of next-generational approaches on value-based care, 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 enable me to deliver value-based care and become future-ready? What technology products and services will help my organization reduce costs, improve quality, alongside access, safety, and experiences?
  • 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 that they select 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, chief medical informatics officers, and other executives; strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions; and investment bankers with an interest in the healthcare market.

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Meet the Experts
Mutaz Shegewi

Research Director, Provider IT Transformation Strategies