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IDC FutureScape Figure

Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Health Industry 2020 Top 10 Predictions

Executive Summary

IDC FutureScape Predictions

Summary of External Drivers

Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers

Prediction 1: Economics Will Drive the Near-Term Use of RWE in Quantifying Existing Best Practices and Value in the Life Sciences, Resulting in 50% of Strategic Insights Directly Supported by RWE by 2021

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Prediction 2: Worldwide, More than 50% of Pharmaceutical and Biotech Manufacturers Will Employ Prescriptive Analytics or AI Using IoT Data to Optimize Their Supply Chains by 2021

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Prediction 3: By 2021, the Percentage of Health Organizations That Will Leverage Technology to Integrate All Dimensions of Health to Deliver Personalized Care and Demonstrate Improved Outcomes Will Grow to Only 50%

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Prediction 4: Responding to Increased Healthcare Costs and Consumer Pressures, "Benefit Plans of One" Will Be Offered in 30% of Health Plans for Engaged Consumers by 2022

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Prediction 5: By 2022, 30% of Pharma Companies and 40% of Healthcare Providers Will Offer Smartphone or Smartwatch Apps to Improve Medication Adherence and Patient Engagement

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Prediction 6: By 2022, 20% of Healthcare and 30% of Life Sciences Organizations Will Have Achieved Data Excellence via Advanced Data Analytics and Intelligent Cores That Support Human-Machine Collaboration

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Prediction 7: By 2023, 30% of Health and Life Sciences Organizations' Business and Clinical Decisions Will Be Informed by AI Insights and One-Fifth Will Be Undermined by a Lack of Business/Clinical Involvement

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Prediction 8: By 2023, Human-Machine Collaboration and AI-Driven Interfaces Will Have Revolutionized the Future of Work in One Out of Three Health Systems and Hospitals

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Prediction 9: By 2024, Wearables Vendors Will Account for 20% of the Worldwide Hearing Aid Market for Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss

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Prediction 10: By 2025, 40% of Hyperconnected Innovation Will Be Driven by Large-Scale Social, Health, and Environmental Goals and Delivered via Ecosystems That Include Industry Players, Academia, and Government

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Advice for Technology Buyers

External Drivers: Detail

The Age of Innovation: Driving the Future Enterprise

Accelerated Disruption: Navigating Business Challenges as Volatility Intensifies

The Platform Economy: Competing at Hyperscale

Sense, Compute, Act: Maximizing Data Value

Crisis of Digital Trust: Escalating Threats Mandate Strategic Responses

Intelligence Everywhere: AI's Opportunity and Implications

Rising Customer Expectations: More Convenience, Customization, and Control

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