Digital transformation gathers pace in healthcare industry, finds a survey

6 January 2021 (Last Updated January 6th, 2021 12:44)

Digital transformation in the healthcare industry has accelerated in the last one year as more organisations are adopting new technologies to remain competitive.

Digital transformation in the healthcare industry has accelerated in the last one year as more organisations are adopting new technologies to remain competitive.

GlobalData has conducted a survey to identify the progress of digital transformation in 2020 as compared to 2019.

Analysis of the survey reveals that more companies are planning to adopt digital strategies as witnessed by an increase in the number of companies that are working on their strategy, from 26% in 2019 to 30% in 2020.

Digital transformation strategies 2019 vs 2020

The number of companies that have an enterprise-wide digital strategy in 2020 increased to 23% from 21% in 2019.

Further, approximately 20% of the companies surveyed have a digital strategy within their business lines in 2020, a marginal drop from 21% in 2019.

The percentage of companies that are not working towards a strategy dropped significantly from 19% in 2019 to 8% in 2020.

The remaining 20% of the companies are not aware of their digital transformation strategies, an increase from 13% in 2019.

The analysis is based on responses received from the Digital Transformation and Emerging Technology in the Healthcare Industry, 2020 survey​ fielded between 17 September and 06 October 2020.