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Introduction

In 2016, the healthcare sector will continue to balance short-term demand pressures and regulatory deadlines with the systemic long-term change needed to transition to new care models. Three major IT-related themes will be critical in healthcare in 2016.

Highlights

  • Discussion over how healthcare modernization and IT adoption should co-exist and support each other continues apace, not least because at a time when budgets are stretched the gap between government targets and the reality on the ground can seem massive.
  • If there is a "leitmotif," which runs across our three main IT themes for 2016, it is the growing demand from healthcare organizations for leadership in blending the best of healthcare improvement and IT good practice.

Features and Benefits

  • Identifies the key trends shaping healthcare IT development in 2016.
  • Highlights what will be important to healthcare organisations in terms of IT investment and adoption.

Key questions answered

  • What are the major healthcare IT trends in 2016?
  • What are the important technology segments shaping healthcare development in 2016?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Recommendations

  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Business trends and technology enablers

  • Key trends and enablers summarized

When healthcare improvement and IT modernization collide

  • Business case soul-searching: facing facts
  • Making the most of “modern” IT features

Collaborative and connected care drivers are pushing IT progress

  • Collaborative versus coordinated
  • Care coordination will drive PRM platforms and record-sharing
  • The ongoing slog of interoperability

The boring and the bold: the analytics journey continues apace

  • Enterprise-wide analytics will gather momentum
  • The boring and the bold depend on each other

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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