6 new age technologies to reinvent today’s hospitals

By: Brian Whitfield

Today, healthcare providers work in a diverse set of challenges & complications. They are under constant pressure to reduce costs without compromising on patient experiences and care provider morale, in-spite of numerous efforts to cut expenses through operational process improvement. Add cut throat competition & stringent compliance guidelines to this equation and we have a complex challenge. So, what will it take for these hospitals to reinvent?

Enter today’s hospital CIO. A leader who is redefining his or her traditional IT role, to lead innovation and transformation. A CIO understands the business & industry dynamics and is deeply aligned with transformational practices like patient centricity. Her job has evolved to focus on identifying and implementing new age solutions that can deliver on business needs leading to value addition for care givers and patients.

According to IDC, by 2019, 3rd Platform technologies and services will drive nearly 75% of IT spending – growing at twice the rate of the total IT market. The 4 pillars that make up this 3rd platform are: Big Data & Analytics, Cloud, Mobile, and Social. And though this is true for all industries, it perfectly fits in challenge equation of hospitals.

So, what are the top technologies you ought to be focused on to make your hospitals ready for the era of digital reinvention? We have come up with 6.  Listen to the webinar:

Utilize new age technologies to reinvent your hospital and the community

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About The Author

Brian Whitfield

General Manager Healthcare & State Government, IBM Global Technology Services, North America

Brian leads a team focused on driving growth with joint services and cross fertilization of GBS practices and GTS service lines to provide competitive “united IBM” client value for healthcare clients. Before this role, Brian has held many leadership positions in IBM since joining in 1990. Originally from Massachusetts Brian is a graduate of DePaul... Read more