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To measure your organizations maturity is always a good idea, and as a former CIO of a University Hospital, I have done it several times. Whether it is part of strategy development workshop or just as a tool to highlight your strengths and weaknesses, in order to plan and identify practical areas of development and progress, the maturity assessment is relevant. As a hospital CIO I used maturity models for just that. A tool of strategy and a tool of communication and practical planning.

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September 22, 2016

A Smarter Way to Hospital Efficiency

Jonas KnudsenHealthcare Transformation

How an increase in Hospital Operations Management may reduce patient induced cancellations

This IDC Health Insights PeerScape study analyzes several hospital operation management implementations across Europe. The five success stories presented have been selected to present the key best practices. It provides European healthcare IT executives and their technology partners with practices that have the most impact on the success of a technology initiative.

This IDC Health Insights study analyzes developments in the market of solutions based on computing capabilities embedded into objects, a phenomenon also known as the Internet of Things (IoT).

IDC predicts that the worldwide installed base of IoT endpoints will grow at a rate of 21.4% through 2019 to 25.6 billion endpoints with IDC expecting approximately 30 billion connections in 2020.

Internet of Things have the potential to disrupt the healthcare market, thereby an innovation accelerator and a driver of new business models. The implementation of Internet of things technologies in the healthcare sector are growing rapidly and the maturity of different use cases will increase faster than traditional technologies. Furthermore, IoT technologies and applications can be separated and isolated from other applications, making them ideal for pilot tests and further learning within the hospital and between sectors in an integrated care setting,

The U.S. healthcare provider information technology (IT) market has experienced extreme growth and change since the introduction of accountable and value-based care, following the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010. As providers seek to optimize their operations under value-based care business models, the need to rationalize storage for medical images and accommodate the growing variety and volume of unstructured content being created in new, network-based healthcare organizations (HCOs) has become acute. The growing need for management of unstructured content — whether the requirements are for traditional archives or real-time access repositories, or a combination of these capabilities — has led to increased adoption of vendor-neutral archives (VNAs) to manage DICOM files as well as a second generation of more patient-centric technology, the application-independent clinical archive (AICA). This IDC MarketScape focuses on VNA and AICA platforms that allow providers to manage and provide access to disparate types of unstructured content, among multiple departments, across the entire integrated delivery network (IDN), and between affiliated providers in the community.

IDC Health Insights is excited to launch the HealthTech Rankings! The Call for Entries has now opened and IDC Health Insights would like to welcome nominations of healthcare companies for the 2016 HealthTech Rankings. Read on for more information…

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