According to the International Data Corporation, the scope for mobility initiatives in the Australian healthcare sector is growing at a rapid rate. While focusing on the complex challenges faced by the healthcare industry, the research pointed out that mobile solution will be a key factor in improving efficiency. The concerns that are elucidated in the report, ranges from the increasing fragmented nature of the industry to technology requirements. It suggested that 3rd Platform technologies can create robust ways to store, share and use critical information. The company says three billion dollars can be retrieved from healthcare spending as a result of minimizing medical errors. According to the research, 18% of medical errors stem from a lack of patient information.
Joseph Hsiao, Mobility Market Analyst, IDC Australia explained, “78.7% of Australian healthcare providers prioritized mobility initiatives over other projects. IDC’s Asia/Pacific Mobility MaturityScape identifies healthcare at the repeatable stage where mobility gains strategic importance as it is accepted by the organization and key stakeholders.”
Australia and New Zealand are emerging to become the most preferred destination in the Enterprise mobility space. With a steady mobile workforce, these regions are sure to gain strategic importance. The IDC report stressed that mobile technologies such as smartphones and tablet deployment are leading the way in the healthcare spectrum. Joseph Hsiao elaborates, “Mobile applications are a critical part of the mobility ecosystem as it is the piece of the puzzle that transforms business processes and workflows.” In the 2015 IDC Enterprise Mobility Survey, Australian healthcare organizations ranked 3rd in selecting unified communications, which aims at limiting productivity loss from travelling around the hospital.