European Hospitals have siloed digital transformation (DX) strategies, mainly focusing on ensuring virtual security, regulatory compliance, and operational performance. Investments across the main health IT solutions areas indicate the need to transform clinical workflows and empower the health workforce. In the era of value-based healthcare, hospitals investing in DX and innovation should design patient-centric key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure DX initiatives and drive innovation, tackling security, convenience, and choice along with healthcare outcomes in the short and medium terms to ensure sustainability and measure impact, as well as to adjust strategies.

Source: IDC Survey – Are European Hospitals Ready for Digital Determination?, IDC Health Insights 2019