Executive Summary

Healthcare executives are aggressively investing in technology, with most (79 percent) growing their IT budgets by at least 20 percent annually.

What technologies are leading healthcare providers deploying? Cloud. Internet of medical things (IoMT). Artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML). Robotic process automation (RPA). Mobility.

Indeed, the industry is rapidly integrating technology into every aspect of the care continuum. Whether it’s accelerating transformation to new, patient-centric care models, more accurate illness diagnoses, or more efficient hospital operations, technology promises to be a major disruptive force across healthcare for the foreseeable future.

This paper examines the top priorities and challenges of some of the largest health system CIOs, including

  • Market trends driving increased adoption of technology in healthcare
  • Technologies driving improvements—challenges and opportunities
  • The new IT mandate: accelerating growth while containing costs
  • Managing turbulent merger and acquisition (M&A) environments

Read on to learn about healthcare CIO priorities and how they can be used to achieve the benefits of real-time connected healthcare while overcoming the challenges of inserting emerging tech into a competitive – and volatile – marketplace.

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.