Digital transformation, while no panacea, is likely to be critical if major austerity measures are to be avoided.
Technology driven models – particularly those that allow patients to do more for themselves – have the potential to cut costs, remove bottlenecks and even improve health outcomes.
Many other industries have demonstrated how technology can work as a major catalyst for change, while healthcare has not invested as heavily or effectively. Meanwhile, impressive technological advances in recent years – particularly in data analytics, artificial intelligence and automation – have only added to the untapped potential.
Accenture’s healthcare transformation survey highlighted the importance of a nuanced approach to digital transformation.
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