Top 10 IT predictions for health and government sectors by IDC

Market research agency IDC has shared top 10 predictions for health and government sectors for 2014.

Health IT prediction

The top 10 health insights predictions for 2014 say new business models drive at least 50 percent of healthcare IT spending growth.

IDC says value-based healthcare moves care delivery from the four walls to the community.

The need for agility on-demand turns IT organizations inside out.

Service providers become the gatekeeper for the 3rd Platform.

HCOs focus on extracting more value from information.

Consumer analytics programs fail without strong data governance investments.

First generation EHRs will fail.

Platform underinvestment in business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) and security finally comes home to roost, driving providers to the Cloud.

Healthcare providers accelerate adoption of operations management industrial best practices.

Compliance will cost more than you think.

Government IT predictions

Government IT predictions

IDC says Mashups of the four pillars of cloud, mobile, social, and big data technologies will begin to transform key government services.

Worldwide government spending on the Internet of Things will be $1.2 trillion in 2017.

By 2018, government will decrease traditional IT spending by 15 percent, redirecting spending to the cloud.

By 2018, Big Data and analytics will move from pilots to a top decision-making method.

Renewed emphasis on connection security is increasing and will drive a 12 percent CAGR in authentication solutions through 2017.

Enterprise architecture Primary Service Areas will become consolidation points for 20 percent of Cloud Services in 2014 (rising to 45 percent by 2017).

By 2016, 80 percent of new government IT investments will involve line of business (LOB) executives.

It is time to take a FedRAMP-style approach to mobile compatibility and security.

Decision quality data will be the foundation for real-time decisions, and enabled by cloud, will be the next Killer App.

In 2014, 15 percent of U.S. cities will fall into the Opportunistic Stage of Smart City Maturity, IDC said.

Scott Lundstrom, group vice president and general manager, IDC Government Insights, said that in 2014, governments will focus more on innovative value creation, shifting the role of IT from back-end operations to citizen services, and performance management will be the new lens by which government services are evaluated.

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