IDC FutureScape Figure

Executive Summary

IDC FutureScape Predictions

Summary of External Drivers

Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers

Prediction 1: The Economic and Clinical Vulnerability Resulting from the Pandemic Will Drive 20% of Healthcare Organizations to Embrace Integrated Care to Improve Outcomes During 2021

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Prediction 2: By the End of 2021, 7 of the 10 Leading Wrist-Worn Wearables Companies Will Have Released Algorithms Capable of Early Detection of Potential Signs of Infectious Diseases Including COVID-19 and the Flu

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Prediction 3: Accelerated by the Emergence of the New Coronavirus, Investments by Life Science Companies in Digital Initiatives to Support the Utilization of Real-World Evidence Globally Will Double by 2022

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Prediction 4: Alarmed by COVID-19 Pandemic Shortages, Life Science and Healthcare Provider Companies Will Increase Investments in AI and Advanced Analytics by 50% by 2022 to Avoid Future Supply Chain Disruptions

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Prediction 5: By 2023, 65% of Patients Will Have Accessed Care Through a Digital Front Door as Healthcare Providers Look for Better Ways to Improve Access, Engagements, and Experiences Across All Services

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Prediction 6: Fueled by COVID-19, Digitally Enabled Remote Care and Clinical Trials Will Drive 70% Growth in Spending on Connected Health Technologies by Providers and Life Science Companies by 2023

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Prediction 7: By 2023, 60% of Health Insurance Products Will Be Characterized by Two Communities, Standard or Individualized, Which Will Be Portable and Accommodate Social Determinants of Health

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Prediction 8: By 2024, the Proliferation of Data Will Result in 60% of Healthcare Organizations' IT Infrastructure Being Built on a Data Platform That Will Use AI to Improve Process Automation and Decision Making

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Prediction 9: To Enable Immersive Training for Healthcare Professionals and Enhance Customer Experience, 60% of Providers Will Move from Proof of Concept to Full Deployment of AR/VR Technologies by 2025

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Prediction 10: By 2026, 65% of Medical Imaging Workflows Will Use AI to Detect Underlying Disease and Guide Clinical Intervention, While 50% Will Use Teleradiology to Share Studies and Improve Access to Radiologists

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Advice for Technology Buyers

External Drivers: Detail

Accelerated Disruption -- Crisis, Resilience, and Opportunity

The Next Normal -- Resilient Business and Operating Models

Intelligence Everywhere -- Data Drives Action

Rethinking Globalization -- Disruptions Challenge Resilience

Digital Platform -- Ecosystems at Scale

Customer Engagement Redefined -- Safe, Secure, and Sustainable Digital Experience

Work Transformation -- Redefining Teams, Skills, and Leadership

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