Who are the leaders in digital health and what can we learn from them in times of COVID-19?

Insights Series issue 16: A thought leadership paper on “Digitalizing healthcare”
2020-12-16

Digitalization continues to transform our world. Healthcare was originally slow to embrace the digital adoption compared to other industries but is now rapidly catching up. While already well underway prior to the pandemic, COVID-19 has accelerated this digitalization trend even further.

Yet important questions remain:

  • Will these digital trends be sustainable, post-COVID?
  • Are digital investments being made in the right places? Are they generating the desired results?
  • Are organizational governance structures already in place to support further digital transformation efforts?
  • What do healthcare decision-makers see as the greatest advantages of digitalization – and what are the greatest obstacles?

These are some of the questions Siemens Healthineers set out to answer through a global survey of healthcare leaders which was prepared and conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit. The results of this survey offer an illuminating new perspective on some of the most fundamental issues facing healthcare in this time of unprecedented change and disruption.

This paper is part of the Siemens Healthineers Insights Series and provides ideas and solutions on Digitalizing healthcare.


We asked 269 C-level healthcare leaders from ten countries (U.S., Brazil, France, Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy, Australia, China, and Japan) to rate themselves on how well they have implemented technologies and digital tools in their hospital and how their hospital performed under certain measures.

Read the survey results and benchmark the progress of your organization against the assessment of C-level decision-makers in your country. 


For a deep dive on specific topics, download the following case studies to learn more about how other executives implement and evaluate their experiences with certain technology, as well as how they assess its future potential.