Healthcare Transformation

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Among other factors, the eruption of payer M&A will suppress the market for mega IT outsourcing deals (>$50M in total annual runrate) among healthcare payers. But after 2016 we may see several more strategic deals that follow in the footsteps of the Health Net / Cognizant agreement.

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In the last few months, at IDC Health Insights, we had some very interesting conversations about the innovation potential the new generation of integrated patient records can bring to clinical research and in the acceleration of the "bench-to-bed" value chain, for the European healthcare sector. While the healthcare sector is, very slowly, but surely advancing in the integration of information for care delivery, when it comes to research, and in particular to clinical trials, we are at the beginning of a new but quite fascinating path.

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IBM redcently held a conference to celebrate the one year (actually 16 months) anniversary of the creation of IBM,s Watson Group. In her opening key note IBM's CEO Virginia Rometty mad a bold statement "In the future, every decision that mankind makes… is going to be informed by a cognitive system like Watson". In a way, this clearly sums up IBM's goals with the Watson Group; the intent of IBM with Watson is to make a huge bet where IBM can use Watson, Watson Health and future Watson based business units to "accelerate expertise and transform industries and professions". Healthcare was a mong the highlighted industries. In April 205 IBM established IBM Watson Health to consolidate its capabilities in healthcare and incorporate two recent acquisition.

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