Healthcare providers in India to spend $1.1 billion on IT in 2014: Gartner

Monday, November 10, 2014

Healthcare providers in India are expected to spend $1.1 billion on IT products and services in 2014, a 5 per cent rise over 2013.

The forecast by Gartner includes spending by healthcare providers (includes hospitals and hospital systems, as well as ambulatory service and physicians’ practices) on internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices and telecom services.

IT Services, which includes consulting, implementation, IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing, will be the largest overall spending category throughout the forecast period within the health care providers sector. It is expected to reach $300 million in 2014, up from $280 million in 2013, with consulting segment growing 10 per cent, the global research and analysis firm said in a statement.

Source: Hindu Business Line (link opens in a new window)

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