Executive Summary

In the face of expanding demand for services, today’s healthcare organizations are embracing digital transformation to accelerate patient health, business, and financial goals.

One thing is clear: Patients want greater personalization in their care. They are looking for the same easy, remote, and intuitive access to healthcare that they get from their shopping and banking experiences. This “consumerization” of healthcare is driving hospitals, clinics, and physician practices to find ways to use technology to build processes and procedures around patient needs rather than traditional healthcare delivery methods.

But which technologies should healthcare leaders invest in first? This guide for healthcare executives examines three emerging technologies—5G, Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), and artificial intelligence (AI)—and how each can improve patient outcomes while driving business innovation that includes running more efficient operations. This overview also identifies potential pitfalls and how to avoid them.

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.