Accelerating the Digital Transformation of Healthcare Using Agile IT, An IDC InfoBrief Sponsored by CSC and EMC
Change is a constant throughout healthcare systems worldwide, as developed nations undertake reform of existing systems and emerging nations build new healthcare systems from the ground up. In the developed world, nations are challenged by goals for healthcare reform that include improving the quality of care, providing better access to care for citizens, and reducing the cost of care, as healthcare expenditures account for an ever-increasing share of GDP in most nations. To accomplish these goals, most health systems are embarking on digital transformation efforts, seeking efficiencies from industrialized approaches to providing care, or by avoiding the need for expensive care altogether by improving the health of the population they manage.
To industrialize existing health systems and adapt to new business models, flexibility is key, as new tools and technologies become available and best practices emerge. Health systems need to build technology infrastructure that can support this change — leveraging solutions such as converged infrastructure, the cloud, mobile and big data analytics technology. Cloud is a key underpinning of agility as it allows health systems to support innovation and remain competitive — despite business and technical challenges — as business model change continues. Building- in agility by modernizing IT approaches will allow organizations to meet the challenges they see now, and those to come.
Those Who Thrive in this Digital Economy Will Be the Healthcare Organizations that:
- Can execute upon a vision for digital transformation
- Blend digital and physical experiences to enhance population health
- Turn clinical and business information into a competitive advantage
- Create new care models by connecting systems
- Leverage technology to win the talent wars and mitigate clinician shortages
Read more in this IDC InfoBrief sponsored by CSC and EMC.