AT&T Healthcare Infographic

Healthcare IT:

5 steps to Healthcare's IT revolution

 
An intelligent network

In healthcare, intelligent networks have the power to revolutionize management, operations and patient care.

 

Our research shows that IT leaders must evaluate their network upgrade strategies in five key areas to unleash the full potential of their digital transformation.

1

Protect existing priorities

Safeguard technologies that are proven to be effective

Protect existing priorities

Healthcare is fully aware that data – and the network required to manage and utilize it – is essential to future success.

 

6 in 10

healthcare IT leaders have already
initiated a massive push into IoT

Protect existing priorities
Protect existing priorities

investment levels will be

consistently
prioritized

over the next 3 years

Deal with technology blind spots

by 2021 more than half

of healthcare organizations (55%) will be
prioritizing investment in this technology

Deal with technology blind spots
Protect existing priorities
Protect existing priorities

will be a part of nearly

6 in 10

healthcare networks by 2021

The takeaway

IT leaders must continue to prioritize investment in technologies that will enable the successful use of data.

Deal with technology blind spots
2

Revisit overlooked technologies

Reconsider the role of open architectures

Healthcare IT executives face technology and network issues that could prevent the industry from moving forward.

Revisit overlooked technologies
Revisit overlooked technologies

Over the next
3 years, less than
2 in 10

expect open architectures to
be a priority for investment.

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This level of investment is concerning because:

7 in 10

IT leaders say external APIs
are a major focus of their
technology strategy

Stay open to OA
Stay open to OA

Nearly half

of IT leaders expect microservices to
be part of their network in three years

Stay open to OA
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3

Deal with computing
power dissonance

Re-evaluate your computing power needs now

Face up to future networkDeal with computing power dissonance

More than 4 in 10

healthcare IT leaders are expecting no changes to their
computing power needs over the next 3 years.

Deal with computing power dissonance
Deal with computing power dissonance
Deal with computing power dissonance

Yet we know they are prioritizing new technology and
capabilities including IoT, big data and AI.

The takeaway

Healthcare IT leaders must recognize that networks must be upgraded to handle high-speed computing in the cloud.

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4

Reassess SD-WAN

Does this technology need more strategic investment?

Reassess SD-WAN

IT leaders must address low
investment levels in SD-WAN to
drive healthcare’s ambitious plans
for leveraging edge computing,
analytics, and emerging technologies.

Reassess SD-WAN

If deployed, SD-WAN can deliver transformational benefits.
The top 3 benefits cited by healthcare IT leaders are:

Centralized
network security

Reassess SD-WAN

Scalability of technology
infrastructure

Reassess SD-WAN

Lower network
management costs

Reassess SD-WAN
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5

Align interests

Align interests

Business and IT leaders should forge closer relationships to overcome transformation disparities.

 

Nearly
7 in 10

healthcare CEOs are
involved or closely
involved in the network
strategy process

Align interests
Align interests
Align interests

 

But as many as
1 in 4

IT leaders say conflicting priorities
between themselves and business
leaders are stalling transformation

Align interests
Align interests