IDC Jonas Knudsen

Jonas Knudsen                                
Research Director, Health Insights
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IDC Health Insights has just released a IDC Perspective: Western Europe Healthcare Sector: Key Themes for 2017. IDC Health Insights analyzes the key themes that will drive technology investment in the healthcare industry in Europe. IDC outlines how our research, published under the European Healthcare Digital Transformation Strategies and the Public Health Technology Strategies programs, will help healthcare digital leaders increase the yield of technology investments and technology suppliers maximize the alignment of their solutions with the key industry pain points to improve their market shares.

In healthcare, 2017 will be the year of privacy and security across platforms to support further innovation. European Union (EU) member states will soon be mandated to comply with the rules that will enter into force in May 2018 with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR is a new regulation by which the European Commission intends to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the EU. This overall focus is also reflected in IDC’s annual survey results in which security and privacy have taken the lead as the main business challenge of healthcare providers.

With the adoption of innovation accelerators such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and cognitive computing, cloud security and data management will also play a crucial role in the digital strategies of most healthcare IT, clinical, and business executives. New technology will enable new healthcare business models, making digital transformation a key theme. As a result, new security and privacy challenges will also appear.

With the focus on privacy, security, new business models, and adoption of new technologies and development of others, 2017 is the year of security and innovation. IDC Health Insights’ research agenda will reflect this.

The following key themes are included in the research agenda:

  • Digital transformation
  • Security and data protection
  • Integrated care
  • Digital hospital
  • Cognitive computing
  • Internet of Things

Please reach out to IDC Health Insights for your copy of Western Europe Healthcare Sector: Key Themes for 2017, or contact Jonas Knudsen for more information.