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Oct 2017 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # US41114417

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Health Industry 2018 Predictions

Table of Contents

IDC FutureScape Figure

Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Health Industry 2018 Top 10 Predictions

Executive Summary

IDC FutureScape Predictions

Summary of External Drivers

Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers

Prediction 1: By 2019, More Than 50% of Life Science and Healthcare Companies Will Have Dedicated Resources to Support Accessing, Sharing, and Analyzing Real-World Evidence for Use Across Their Organizations

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Prediction 2: Digital Mobile Engagement Among Life Science Companies, Patients, and Providers Will Have Increased 50% by 2019, Improving Brand Sentiment, Clinical Trial Recruitment, and Medication Adherence

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Prediction 3: By 2020, Adoption Rates of IoT-Enabled Asset Tracking and Inventory Management Systems in Hospitals Will Have Doubled Worldwide, Improving Patient Safety, Staff Satisfaction, and Operational Efficiency

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Prediction 4: By the End of 2020, 25% of Data Used in Medical Care Will Be Collected and Shared with Healthcare Systems by the Patients Themselves (Bring Your Own Data)

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Prediction 5: By 2020, One Hospital in Four with 200+ Beds Will Have Deployed Robotics to Handle Time-Consuming Tasks, Reduce Labor, and Prevent Errors to Enhance the Sustainability of Its Business Operations and Improve Patient Safety

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Prediction 6: By 2020, 20% of Healthcare Organizations Will Have Moved Beyond Pilot Projects and Will Be Using Blockchain for Operations Management and Patient Identity

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Prediction 7: By 2021, 20% of Healthcare and 40% of Life Science Organizations Will Have Achieved 15–20% Productivity Gains Through the Adoption of Cognitive/AI Technology

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Prediction 8: Driven by Overwhelming Data Management Requirements, 20% of Commercial Payer Back-Office Operations Will Have Been Shifted to BPaaS Contracts by 2021

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Prediction 9: By 2021, the World Will Have Seen Its First $100 Million Class-Action Lawsuit Against a Medical Device Manufacturer for Negligence Due to a Cyberattack Causing the Death of More Than 25 People Connected to Networked Medical Devices While Hospitalized

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Prediction 10: By 2021, Digital Healthcare Services Will Account for 6% of Global Healthcare Expenditure

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Advice for Technology Buyers

External Drivers: Detail

Accelerating DX: Technology-Centric Transformation Altering Business and Society

Human Versus Machine: The Impact of AI and Automation

Sense, Compute, Actuate: The New Data-Centric Paradigm

Cyberthreats: Theft, Ransom, and Cyberattack on the Rise

Empowering the Material World: Revolutionized Processes Expand Technology Reach

Consumer Expectations: More Convenience, Choice, Customization, and Control

Sustainability: Rising Cost and Illness Burden

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Prediction 1 — Real-World Evidence

Prediction 2 — Digital Mobile Engagement

Prediction 3 — IoT

Prediction 4 — Patients as Data Generators

Prediction 5 — Robotics

Prediction 6 — Blockchain

Prediction 7 — Cognitive Embedded Apps

Prediction 8 — BPaaS

Prediction 9 — Cyber-Medjacking

Prediction 10 — Digital Healthcare Services

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