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IMS Health – CIOs Needed to Drive Digital Healthcare Transformation

Technological advances and major shifts in the medicine marketplace are pressuring life sciences CIOs to play a more strategic role in driving commercial success through digital transformation. These are the key findings of a recent study entitled, New Strategic Information and Technology Roles in Life Sciences Companies conducted by the Institute for Healthcare Informatics in collaboration with Egon Zehnder. The study presents a new ITTS Framework to measure company progress towards transformation and highlights the skills and competencies needed by today’s CIOs to successfully steer change in the life sciences industry.

For media coverage of the study, see:
Jasmine Pennic: 5 Required Competencies of A Successful Life Sciences CIO in HIT Consultant (4 February 2016).

IMS Health finds IT roles transforming as life sciences companies embrace digital revolution in ThePharmaLetter (2 February 2016).

Jack McCarthy: IMS: Life sciences companies on CIO hiring spree in Government Health IT (4 February 2016).

Press release, IMS Institute & Egon Zehnder:
IMS Health/Egon Zehnder Study Finds Significant Shifts in Skill Sets for Top IT Roles in Life Sciences

Access the full study:
New Strategic Information and Technology Roles in Life Sciences Companies