Digital Transformation introduces Opportunities and Challenges

The digital age opens staggering new opportunities for better, faster patient care and streamlined healthcare operations. Telemedicine, virtual care, mobile access to patient data, artificial intelligence, analytics, automation, and the Internet of Things (IoT) can all improve patient services, often at a lower total cost. The question is how to explore the endless possibilities of disruptive innovations without negatively impacting current operations—and without introducing new security and compliance risks.

Healthcare organizations globally are challenged to deliver the best patient care at the lowest cost. The shift to value-based care is putting new emphasis on keeping populations healthy and moving the point of care beyond the four walls of the hospital to where care can be more convenient and accessible to patients. In turn, healthcare IT is transforming into a strategic differentiator for every healthcare organization, creating opportunities for healthcare organizations to become service providers to clinics and primary care practices throughout their regions and empowering them to improve care delivery reliability, agility, and scalability across networks in highly competitive marketplaces.

Jens Koegler

Jens Koegler is VMware's Healthcare Industry Director in EMEA. He is helping our healthcare customers develop and run modern applications to drive innovation and ensure better patient care through a digital foundation that includes data center, hybrid cloud, mobile, networking and security technologies. VMware plays a strategic role in the healthcare industry. Its leading innovations in enterprise software help ensure consistent patient care and reduce IT access time for healthcare professionals so they can spend more time with their patients. Jens plays a key role in helping customers understand how new applications, devices, the latest IT technologies and digital transformation are driving innovation in healthcare.