The qualitative research was conducted with healthcare providers across 13 countries
Siemens Financial Services (SFS) commissioned and released a new research report on ‘Smart Financing in the Healthcare sector' and reveals how it is set to be a game-changer for Healthcare and related industries.
The qualitative research was conducted with healthcare providers across 13 countries which revealed that organizations are facing four common pressures: demographic change; shifting patient expectations; requirement to reform and the rising tide of healthcare technology trends.
Digitalization and Smart Financing have been recognised as the ultimate remedy for the increasing pressures in healthcare. Over half of healthcare CFOs surveyed are already using a range of financing techniques, among which asset finance is the most popular.
The study highlights that healthcare professionals regard new-generation technology as critical in enabling their organizations to transform. Moreover, more than half of the CFOs interviewed said investment in new-generation technology is ‘an urgent priority'.
Digitalization and automation are seen as vital cogs to enable the transition, particularly with the move to early detection, value-based reimbursement models and population health management. In this respect, respondents cited three new-generation technology investment priorities: imaging and diagnostics; IT and electronic patient records management; surgery and surgical automation.