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Digital Transformation Enabled by Technology in Healthcare

By Tapan Mehta

“90% of CEOs believe the digital economy will impact their industry, but less than 15% are executing on a digital strategy.” — MIT SLOAN AND CAPGEMINI

Healthcare organizations continue to undergo major digital transformation throughout the continuum of care. Technology, business processes, new government mandates, industry consolidation, and strong consumerism-driven healthcare are just a few of the key underlying forces that continue to fuel the much needed changes in the healthcare space. In fact, technology is one of the primary drivers behind the innovation engine in the healthcare space. Healthcare IT spending priorities include modernizing IT infrastructure, big data analytics, and AI. Healthcare IT budgets are expected to grow by 20 percent or more over the next couple of years.

Today, many healthcare provider organizations are incorporating technology that enables their ability to have a longitudinal view of patient information to simplify numerous processes—from faster registration and discharge, through improved pre- and post-operative wait times, to enabling a scalable, web-based portal for patients to easily gain access to all of their health information. Healthcare Payers are incorporating technology that allows them to streamline claims processing or improve payment and billing tracking. Regardless of the benefits to providers and payers, it always comes back to the patient, with the ultimate goal of ensuring better, more accessible care as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

However, with these advancements have come a slew of changes in managing, administering, and delivering healthcare, including support for a growing number of clinical and IT workloads such as EMR, PACS, financial billing, credentialing, and CRM. As IT personnel scramble to meet a growing list of infrastructure requirements—simplicity, efficiency, agility, scalability, resiliency, security, and cost efficiency—they are forced to reevaluate their overall strategy and business investments. Today senior healthcare executives are demanding more out of their IT organizations and increasingly tasking them to respond to real-time needs of the business. IT is tasked with supporting next-generation workloads and to do so while achieving successful business outcomes for their organizations. In order to truly meet these growing challenges, IT must be viewed less as a cost center and more as a business partner—an innovator that can truly provide value to the business.

Two-thirds of healthcare executives said that they are leading their peer group in digital transformation. Several initiatives to change or modify their technology so operations are more efficient, more secure, and more cost-effective are well underway. To learn more about how healthcare organizations are going about their digital transformation journey so that they are in a position to enable efficient and effective patient care, download the full report here.

In addition to the report, you can learn more about digital transformation in healthcare by joining us at .NEXT Europe in Copenhagen from Oct. 8 - 10. We have two amazing healthcare sessions planned - 1) A 360º Vision of Healthcare Transformation in the Multi-Cloud Era and 2) Deploy a Cloud based Application Model in Healthcare. You will hear first-hand from some of Nutanix customers and partners around how healthcare IT, data, and cloud are being used to transform their organizations.

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