Gartner Research

Business Drivers for Life Science Information Technology Decisions, 2018

Published: 17 January 2018

ID: G00342009

Analyst(s): Brad Holmes, Steven Lefebure, Jeff Smith, Stephen Davies, Michael Shanler , Mark E. Gilbert


This research provides CIOs with a framework that summarizes critical trends, drivers, business priorities and the implications of the industry environment. Life science CIOs should leverage this research to inform their strategic technology planning decisions.

Table Of Contents


  • The Life Science Industry Is on the Cusp of a Digital Transformation
  • Industry Trends Reflect Direction, While Industry Drivers Motivate and Cause Change
    • Major Market Forces Affecting Healthcare
    • Translating Market Forces Into Business Drivers
  • These Business Drivers Compel Life Science Leadership to Focus on Specific Business Priorities
  • IT Recommendations

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