Accenture says digital is no longer a differentiator

It has become part of everything we do as people, as businesses and society. However, its impact on the expectations of individual people is changing. People are increasingly expecting healthcare on their own terms, and they expect digital to be the enabler. From using data to understand meal preferences of a patient in hospital, and delivering those meals exactly when they want them, to delivering information through the right channel based on selected preferences—digital can support delivery of healthcare when, where and how people want it.

94% of healthcare executives report that the pace of innovation in their organization has accelerated over the past three years due to emerging technologies.

80% of healthcare executives agree SMAC has moved beyond adoption silos to become part of the core technology foundation for their organizations.

Healthcare is in a unique place in the “post-digital” world. The industry has recognized that digital must become part of everything it does. And while investments in social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) technologies are progressing and demonstrating value, leaders must look toward what’s next to differentiate in this new era. There is no longer a separation of digital and non-digital. The future will be about full adoption of SMAC and embracing new technologies to transform outcomes and ultimately change lives. Planning today for the post-digital world is critical as healthcare enterprises continue on their digital transformation journeys.