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Digital Transformation Trends 2018: Building Better Healthcare Industries

What are the digital transformation trends in 2018? 

The Need For A Rising Digital Transformation In Healthcare

Do you know that 70% of healthcare companies are seeking ways to improve their operations? That is to meet the growth their consumers are having.

For instance, the rise of personalized medicine and value-based care. Because of this, more and more entities are acknowledging the need for DX.

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Yet, even so, only 2% of organizations have fulfilled DX initiatives.

Certainly, DX initiatives should be more implemented. 

So, what can help?

Considering the latest trends should help you decide on the ‘right’ technology. So these are the digital transformation trends in 2018.

Digital Transformation Trends 2018

Big Data

Currently, big data has been a total buzz. Most especially in the healthcare industry. 

But is it only a ‘trend’, though?

No, statistics show that it is here to stay. Consider what IDC forecasts.

It says, that this industry is reaching $102 billion in 2019.

Big data is crucial in healthcare industries. 


For instance, big data can be used for the following:

  • Clinical support tools
  • Reimbursement models
  • At-risk patient population management 

How can big data accomplish this need?

Big Data can provide healthcare industries with more advanced analytics. Adding to that is the power of machine learning technology

Thus, through these features of big data, healthcare industries can better meet customer’s needs. Gaining an overall picture of their patient’s needs and health, for instance. Certainly, big data is a total game-changer for healthcare.

Internet of Things (IoT)

Another hot trend for 2018 is the Internet of Things or IoT. 

But how can you define IoT?

Forbes put it this way: 

“IoT is the concept of connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet (and/or to each other).”

In short, it refers to the connection of different internet-connected devices. Which enables these devices from sharing (receiving and sending) data.

How will we expect the Internet of Things to grow?

According to research by Gartner, IoT will reach more than 26 billion device connections in 2020. This includes the connection between devices and the people with them.

Sounds fancy, isn’t it?

Maybe it does. Because through IoT, more doors are opened. Moreover, more engagements and connections are also now possible.

But, these ‘too many’ connections also pose more security risks. That is why it is also expected to have rising cases of cybercrimes.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) 

Another pivotal technology is AI or artificial technology. 

When speaking of AI, the picture of a robot may seem overwhelming.

But in reality, AI is extremely crucial when working with big data. Because with the help of AI, keeping track of big data will be no easy task.

Through AI, better healthcare services will be delivered. 

Consider the following benefits, for instance.

  • Tailoring treatment plans according to patient’s needs
  • Better medication management tools
  • Genetics and genomics healthcare procedures
  • Expedites drug development

WalkMe Can Help

The trends sound too promising not to ignore. But, how can you better keep pace with the trends?

Many seek help with WalkMe and succeed.

WalkMe is a digital adoption platform that aids global enterprises to make the best of their DX initiatives.

Visit their website to learn more about their services. 

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