Digital transformation: 3 charts spotlight what top business decision makers need to know




Digital transformation is not only in regards to the IT store.

CIOs play the central function, to make certain, however a profitable enterprise initiative additionally more and more entails the whole C-suite — notably CEOs, CFOs and COOs, to not point out the rising chiefs of innovation, transformation, drugs, advertising, nursing, informatics and extra.

That’s why we’ve got a Concentrate on The Enterprise of Healthcare, aimed on the high choice makers shaping the longer term – brokers of change, if you’ll – throughout December.

HIMSS Media analysis decided what digital transformation will take, what hospitals are prioritizing at present and the most important inhibitors to ahead progress.

Let’s undergo the checklist so as.

Will digital transformation demand a brand new mindset?

Supply: Know-how Innovation in Healthcare Survey, HIMSS Media

Sure, it is going to. And healthcare organizations, hospitals and non-providers alike, have to be proactive in working to develop instruments that may form digital transformation, in response to 62 p.c of the 180 certified professionals we surveyed, as a result of solely 14 p.c indicated that making use of current applied sciences will get them the place they have to be.

Which means digital transformation goes to take innovation — not a foul factor, since we noticed in our Concentrate on Innovation again in December that it is thriving within the healthcare ecosystem.

Innovation is in every single place and, bluntly, it’s time for the drained previous notion that healthcare is a laggard trailing so many different industries to fade into the truth that we’re on the cusp of turning into a number one vertical within the deployment of cutting-edge applied sciences, reminiscent of voice, synthetic intelligence and machine studying.  

Time to check out precisely the place healthcare entities are focusing innovation efforts proper now.

What are the highest innovation priorities in healthcare?

Supply: Know-how Innovation in Healthcare Survey, HIMSS Media

Operations. That’s the place the cash is, even when coding, billing and different back-office duties should not as attractive as medical apps or precision drugs.

Affected person expertise ranks excessive as properly, as do new therapies and the medical expertise, however the almighty quest for market share edged out each. Market share is probably one facet of healthcare that doesn’t get mentioned almost as a lot because it ought to.

A bit that garners appreciable consideration, nonetheless, is data safety. Relative to our analysis, it’s the most important inhibitor to innovation and, by extension, digital transformation.

Lingering cybersecurity points are the dearth of sources, budgetary, expertise and, much less tangible, simply plain time.

What are the highest safety considerations round know-how innovation?

Supply: Know-how Innovation in Healthcare Survey, HIMSS Media

HIPAA? In fact. The regulation was enacted within the final century and solely now’s HHS making overtures about updating it for the digital age. Which gained’t occur rapidly. However to be truthful, authorities guidelines and rules are just one infosec stumbling block. Structure, price range, expertise and a scarcity of coverage are additionally holding hospitals again from sparking the sort of revolutionary work digital transformation entails.

In abstract for the C-suite: digital transformation calls for a brand new mindset, hospitals are prioritizing operations and affected person expertise, each of which may bolster the underside line, however safety considerations stay difficult.

What to anticipate from our Concentrate on the Enterprise of Healthcare

Every little thing is altering. Digital transformation means CIOs jobs are evolving and Chief Digital Officers are on the rise, even division heads are bringing tech savvy, and the buying affect that accompanies it, to the desk. And it’s now incumbent on the C-suite to not solely perceive however, extra vital, embrace know-how, significantly the way it can positively affect the underside line and make investments accordingly.

In opposition to that backdrop, we’ll ship insights and actionable articles about our core matters for CEO, CFOs, COOs and the widening checklist of enterprise choice makers. These matters embrace massive knowledge, analytics, synthetic intelligence and machine studying, cloud and infrastructure, telehealth and affected person expertise, finance and income cycle, innovation and rising tech, safety and compliance, and extra.

Each day throughout December, on not less than one in every of our data manufacturers, Healthcare IT Information, HIMSSTV, MobiHealthNews and Healthcare Finance, we’ll put up articles designed that will help you make extra knowledgeable choices about digital transformation.

However wait, there’s extra. Whereas we performed a Concentrate on Innovation in September, adopted by Concentrate on Cybersecurity and Concentrate on Synthetic Intelligence, this time we’ve got two themes. Along with this Concentrate on the Enterprise of Healthcare, we’re additionally diving deep with a Concentrate on Blockchain. Count on loads of fantasy busting and hype administration in that one, too. 

Twitter: @SullyHIT
E-mail the author: tom.sullivan@himssmedia.com

Healthcare IT Information is a HIMSS Media publication. 




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