Digital transformation in healthcare is occurring more rapidly than ever, and for some, it can be hard to keep up. Cultural readiness is a significant factor. According to Gartner, 53 percent of organizations report that their organization has yet to face a “true test” of digital transformation readiness – a worrisome statistic as healthcare grapples with an onslaught of new technologies. We sat down with Ryan Campbell, chief vision officer at Verinovum, to hear more about his insights on digital transformation in healthcare, what the holdups are, and whether digital transformation ever really “finishes”. In a year chock full of challenges, your healthcare organization needs to be ready. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of digital transformation.
Where do you think healthcare is on the digital transformation timeline?
Digital transformation is in its infancy stage. Some fundamental strides have been made, but even those lack maturity. Even with those baby steps, digital transformation as it stands in healthcare today doesn’t even begin to address the layers of complexity involved in the numerous ways healthcare creates and consumes data types. Therefore variation is still a significant obstacle. The transformation cannot stop with digitizing and transferring data; transformation needs to create broad-based consistent value across the medical and business ecosystems within healthcare.
What are the holdups to digital transformation?
A significant holdup is the lack of tangible value to be gleaned from the significant effort digital transformation requires. It’s easy to throw money at a problem and forget about it, but the lack of actual business outcomes driving sustainable value remains an ongoing concern. Directionally, the healthcare technology industry seems to be moving toward aligning health outcomes driven by the medical community and financial outcomes driven by the business community.