Indian healthcare providers to spend $1.2 billion on information technology (IT) products and services this year, which is an increase of 3.4 percent over 2015, according to a new report.
"Healthcare spending is expected to reach $339 million in 2016, growing 5.2 percent over 2015," said Moutusi Sau, principal research analyst at a global market research firm Gartner.
‘Healthcare spending on information technology (IT) products and services is expected to reach $339 million in 2016, growing 5.2 percent over 2015.’
IT services, which includes consulting, software support, implementation, hardware, IT outsourcing (ITO) and business process outsourcing (BPO), will continue to be the largest overall spending category within the healthcare providers sector.
"The BPO sub-segment will record the fastest growth rate of 15.4 percent over 2015. ITO will be the largest sub-segment in IT services recording a 7.5 percent increase in 2016 to reach $107 million in 2016," Sau added.
The software market will grow 6 percent in 2016 to reach $106 million, up from $100 million in 2015. Infrastructure will grow 4.5 percent in 2016 to reach $43 million.
The forecast includes spending by healthcare providers (includes hospitals, hospital systems, nursing and residential care and university hospitals) on internal services, software, IT services, data center systems, devices and telecom services for 43 countries.