IDC Insights report identifies 10 predictions for connected health IT market in 2013 that attempts to serve as a guide to focus on the key technologies.
The top 10 predictions for the connected healthcare market’s focus in 2013 range from increasing consumer engagement to accountable care initiatives providing the groundwork of connected health, social media adoption challenges, and health information exchanges according to a recent report. IDC Community Insight’s U.S. Connected Health IT 2013 Top 10 Predictions: The Consumer Takes Center Stage identifies the major trends that will impact the landscape of the Health IT market in 2013 that will serve as a guide for healthcare executives as they develop and execute strategies that are impacting business and healthcare delivery models.
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“The consumer has firmly taken center stage when it comes to discussing controlling runaway healthcare costs,” states Lynne A. Dunbrack, program director, IDC Health Insights. “Connected health technologies, which by design are intended to make it easier for consumers to interact with their caregivers and manage their own health, will increasingly play an important role in payer and provider consumer engagement strategies in the next 12–36 months.”
The 2013 connected health predictions are:
- Consumers Will Begin to Abandon PCs and Embrace Mobile for Internet Use
- Behavior Change Will Take Center Stage
- Consumer Engagement Will Increasingly Require Multidisciplinary Teams
- Home Is Where the Health Is: Interest in Remote Patient Monitoring Will Rise Again
- Experimentation with Social Media Will Continue, But Challenges Still Persist
- Accountable Care Initiatives Will Lay Foundational Groundwork Before Investing Widely in Connected Health
- The Doctor Will See You Now … Online
- Large Payers Will Become Technology Suppliers for Connected Health
- Platform as a Service Will Emerge as a Viable Platform for Health Information Exchange
- The Internet of Things Will Come to Healthcare
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