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This report outlines the trends that will shape the healthcare market over the next 12–18 months and highlights who will benefit from the fast-paced developments in healthcare technology.


  • There is significant potential for healthcare providers to make greater use of "big data" processes, including machine learning and artificial intelligence, in supporting professional decisions and automating routine processes.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand how healthcare providers can better use technology to address the challenges they face.
  • Learn how vendors should position themselves to take advantage of investment opportunities.

Key questions answered

  • What factors are driving technology expenditure in the healthcare sector?
  • How are healthcare providers investing in technologies that support greater automation and patient engagement?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Business trends and technology enablers

  • Key trends and enablers summarized

Healthcare providers should use big data to support professionals and automate processes

  • Decision support: avoiding and learning from mistakes
  • New potential in natural language generation

Healthcare providers should plan for stratified medicine's need for computing power

  • Genomics may become the biggest of big data
  • Where to put genomics capacity

Healthcare suppliers and providers need to take advantage of patients' own devices

  • Video: the doctor should be able to see you now
  • How to mobilize patients' mobile devices for data

Healthcare suppliers and providers must work urgently to improve information security

  • Internet of Things increases risks


  • Further reading
  • Authors

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