Technology has long been a valued resource in healthcare, but adoption has been slower than in other industries. Now, more than ever, it is critical to embrace technology, as it has become a must-have tool for transforming patient engagement, enabling personalised medicine, augmenting labour and contributing to better outcomes.
The healthcare IT leaders of today are doing more than just talking a good digital game. They are fundamentally changing the way technology is used for care delivery. Healthcare consumers, providers and payers are embracing the transformational power of technology, and it’s paying off in unprecedented efficiency and effectiveness across the care ecosystem.
The Accenture Healthcare IT Vision 2015 reveals five key trends: The Internet of Me, Outcome Economy, Platform (R)evolution, Intelligent Enterprise and Workforce Reimagined. These trends clearly prove that digital is dramatically influencing the industry today, and it will continue to do so for decades to come.
How to sum it all up? It’s not just about you—or me, or anyone else in particular. It’s about all of us—the “We Economy.”
Each year, our Accenture Technology Vision pinpoints the emerging technology trends that will impact large enterprises in the next three to five years based on our insights and research. Our 2015 Technology Vision research process began by gathering inputs from the Technology Vision External Advisory Board, which is a group comprising executives and entrepreneurs from the public and private sectors, academia, venture capital and startups.
We then interviewed 100+ technology luminaries, industry experts, and Accenture business leaders. Next, we crowdsourced ideas from more than 1,700 Accenture people. In parallel, Accenture Research conducted a global survey of 2,000 business and IT executives across nine countries and 10 industries to gather insights into the adoption of emerging technologies. This included 101 healthcare executives in nine countries: Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States.