Gartner projects that Healthcare providers in India will spend Rs 57 billion on IT products in 2013

As per a press release by Gartner Inc., healthcare providers in India will spend 57 billion rupees on IT products and services in 2013, an increase of 7 percent over 2012 revenue of 53 billion rupees. This forecast includes spending by healthcare providers (includes hospitals and hospital systems, as well as ambulatory service and physicians' practices) on internal IT (including personnel), hardware, software, external IT services and telecommunications.

In terms of spending categories Telecommunications, which includes telecommunications and networking equipment and services, will remain the largest overall spending category. Salaries and benefits paid to the information services staff will achieve the highest growth rate amongst the spending categories – forecast to be 18 percent in 2013.
Hospital information systems, picture archiving and communications systems, electronic health records and mobile technologies will be high on the agenda.


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