This IDC Health Insights study assesses mobile solution deployments in the Chinese healthcare industry. It reveals the current status of adoption and analyzes future trends, including the challenges of establishing mobile solutions in the Chinese healthcare industry. The study provides a reference for healthcare providers looking to adopt mobile technology in their environment, helping them assess the current stage of development of the mobility solutions market, and identifying the challenges of deploying mobility solutions. It also provides guidance to mobile technology vendors that wish to expand their market share with healthcare providers in China.
"The need to improve operational efficiency, clinical outcomes, and patient satisfaction in China, is seeing faster deployment of mobility solutions in Chinese healthcare organizations," says Leon Xiao, senior research manager, IDC Health Insights, China.
"However, mobile transformation is not all about the device. It is tempting for healthcare IT organizations to start with technology when it comes to planning for mobile transformation as there are numerous decisions to be made about devices and operating systems, applications, mobile software and enterprise applications, services, and infrastructure, as well as end-user requirements. Healthcare organizations should temper the urge and focus first on the objectives of the project. This will help to ensure IT and business alignment and will mitigate the risk of investing in technology that does not meet a healthcare organization's mobile transformation objectives," he added.