target audience: TECH SUPPLIER  Publication date: Nov 2023 - Document type: IDC Survey - Doc  Document number: # US51371123

IDC Survey: Future of Industry Ecosystems — Healthcare


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This IDC Survey examines results from IDC's Worldwide Future of Industry Ecosystems Survey.

In May and June 2023, we fielded our third annual global survey to 1,288 executives across 5 regions and 11 countries. The goal was to determine executive and business leader sentiment on industry ecosystems, maturity of current approach, and future plans for IT and use case investment. Respondents spanned multiple domains including CXOs, business-line executives, and IT leadership. Industry coverage is across 10 industries: architecture/engineering/construction (AEC); energy; discrete and process manufacturing (and subindustries); healthcare; life sciences; financial services; government and education; telco, media, and entertainment; retail; and transportation/logistics.

Key findings from the survey include:

  • Improving end-customer engagement is a primary driver of industry ecosystems.
  • AI is growing in importance as a key decision-support technology in industry ecosystems.
  • Environmental sustainability remains a key initiative for industry ecosystem partners.

What is clear is that organizations in every industry are looking to open and expand their industry ecosystem as part of becoming a digital-first business. Shared data and insights, shared applications, and shared operations and expertise are enhanced with this approach — becoming not only a way to ensure flexibility and resiliency but also a way to grow revenue and profitability.

This document is focused on the healthcare industry. While operational efficiency and cost savings are paramount, improving patient engagement and of course outcomes through data, technology, and expertise continues to be a focus. To achieve this, healthcare organizations are focused on expanding their ecosystems to a multifaceted set of partners so there is on-demand and as-needed data, applications, capacity, and capability to complement their operations. Multiple examples of the future of industry ecosystems exist in this industry (highlighted in this document), proving the benefit of sharing data and insights, sharing and codeveloping applications, and sharing operations and expertise across ecosystems.


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