Top Ten 2013 Predictions for the EMEA Healthcare Sector Revealed by IDC Health Insights

(PresseBox) (London, UK, ) Last week, IDC Health Insights revealed their Top 10 Predictions for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) healthcare industry in a complimentary web conference. Attended live by healthcare organizations and vendors, the web conference highlighted key trends and developments that will impact EMEA healthcare business and technology investment decisions in 2013 and beyond. Click here to view the recorded web conference:

Silvia Piai EMEA Research Manager at IDC Health Insights said " Innovation in EMEA will move along the lines of four major driving forces: achieving the efficiency targets, the transformation of healthcare delivery models, the alignment of IT to the ever changing business needs and new sourcing models and technology selection metrics."

"Budgets cuts and healthcare service demand pressures have certainly added a further layer of complexity in healthcare IT, but changes in healthcare services offer and demand cannot be supported by just maintaining the status quo. The crisis has taken its toll on healthcare IT departments, but, today the third-generation platform technologies (cloud, social media, mobility, and Big Data) are offering to healthcare the opportunity to rethink their information systems in a more streamlined and agile environment." she adds.

IDC Health Insights EMEA top 10 predictions for 2013 and beyond are:

50% of newly created shared services will focus on the value of patient information sharing, rather than pure cost saving
Health information exchange will bring stronger use case for cloud
BYOD policy will further drive client virtualization
Primary care organizations will adopt cloud if they experience pressure to improve business agility reforms
A significant part of primary care organizations will not be ready to address the need for big data analysis on services availability and performance
Healthcare providers turn to “omni-channel” to increase services’ access
Architecture integration will increasingly move away from point to point application interfaces towards health portals
The expanding walls of the healthcare organization will drive investments in federated IAM
CCIO will lead healthcare transformation at the nexus of applications, information and medical devices
Healthcare providers shared services will drive strategic sourcing

Web Conference Details:

IDC Health Insights Predictions 2013: EMEA Health

December 13, 2012

IDC Health Insights' EMEA-focused predictions discussed prevailing health industry issues for 2013, while providing perspective into longer-term or emerging trends. While highlighting the dynamics of the current health industry market the web conference focused on common themes of cost containment, regulatory compliance, quality improvement and patient safety, EMR and EHR for providers, connected health, healthcare industry reform, and the life sciences value chain. Silvia Piai, Research Manager and Nino Giguashvili, Research Analyst presented the web conference. Click here to register:

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