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[December 04, 2012]

IDC Health Insights Releases Top 10 Market Predictions for Health Industry 2013

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. --(Business Wire)--

IDC Health Insights today hosted a Webinar, IDC Health Insights Predictions 2013: Health, highlighting market predictions for the year ahead. Featuring analysts Scott Lundstrom, Cynthia Burghard, Lynne Dunbrack, Judy Hanover, Sven Lohse, Alan Louie, Sash Muhkerjee, Eric Newmark, Silvia Piai, and Janice Young, the session provided organizations with insight and perspective on long-term industry trends along with new themes on the horizon. The Predictions Webinar series is designed to help company leaders capitalize on emerging market opportunities and plan for future growth. An audio replay of today's webinar will be available within 48 hours. To access the replay, please visit

The Top 10 Predictions for 2013 are:

  • Prediction 1 - Health Reform: Status Quo Persists After the 2012 Elections
  • Prediction 2 - Meaningful Use a Work in Progress, But Providers Start to Look Ahead
  • Prediction 3 - 34 States Will Not Have an Operational HIE in 2013 - Expect Delays
  • Prediction 4 - ACOs Will Lay Foundational Groundwork Before Investing Widely
  • Prediction 5 - Consumers Begin to Abandon PCs; Embrace Mobile for Internet Use
  • Prediction 6 - The Doctor Will See You Now Online
  • Prediction 7 - Large Payers Become Technology Suppliers
  • Prediction 8 - Platform-as-a-Service Emerges As a Viable Infrastructure Option
  • Prediction 9 - Translational Research Will Break Through to the Clinic
  • Prediction 10 - Managing Chaos and Uncertainty Will Be the Biggest Challenge

"Healthcare organizations are being asked to change at record speed. This transformation creates significant change management issues across the business. The way we deliver care to patients, the way we are paid, and the way we own and operate IT are all changing in response to healthcare reform and the emergence of accountable care," said Scott Lundstrom, Group Vice President, IDC (News - Alert) Health Insights. "To survive, health organizations need to become agile businesses that delivery high quality patient outcomes at a reduced cost. Information technology will play a key role in delivering these improvements."

For additional information about these predictions or to arrange a one-on-one briefing, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or Reports are available to qualified members of the media. For information on purchasing reports, contact; reporters should email

About IDC Predictions

A hallmark of IDC's offering for three decades, the annual Top 10 Predictions reports provide our outlook on the IT market, across industries, for the coming year. During the next 60 days, IDC will publish dozens of Top 10 Predictions documents for 2013. Please visit for a complete listing.

About IDC Health Insights

IDC Health Insights assists health businesses and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of industry experience, our global research analyzes and advises on business and technology issues facing the payer, provider and life sciences industries. International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology market. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology, media, research, and events company. For more information, please visit, email, or call 508-935-4445. Visit the IDC Health Insights Community at

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