Technology Selection: Western European Healthcare Market IT Spending Forecast 2008-2013-Silvia C. Piai

  • Title: Technology Selection: Western European Healthcare Market IT Spending Forecast 2008-2013
  • Author: Silvia C. Piai
  • Released: 2009-09-18
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  • Pages: 54
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  • ASIN: B002TG3QUY


This IDC Health Insights report summarizes major data contained in the attached pivot table to help readers understand the overall structure of the healthcare industry and the view of IDC Health Insights on IT. On the quantitative side, focus is on spending in hardware, packaged software, and IT services for the major European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the U.K.) in the 2008-2013 time frame; IT spending is provided for two subindustries: private healthcare providers versus public healthcare providers. This study also provides a breakdown, only for Western Europe, of IT spending among hospitals (NACE classification code 85.11) and other primary and community care providers (NACE classification code 85.12, 85.13, 85.14, and 85.3). On the qualitative side, the report analyzes IT adoption trends and describes major drivers and inhibitors of IT adoption in the healthcare sector.

"Despite the current economic crisis, IT spending in the Western European healthcare sector continues to remain strong, with a projected growth rate of 4.3% in the provider segment from 2009 to 2010," said Silvia Piai, senior research analyst, IDC Health Insights. "IT vendors wishing to penetrate the healthcare market will need to balance strategic and tactical approaches. Healthcare providers will continue to take a strategic approach to IT investments and will need to partner with IT vendors that are able to support long-term strategies. At the same time, as healthcare vendors demand immediate tangible results from IT projects, IT vendors have to build their offerings around modular implementations, each of which is able to provide positive ROI analysis."

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