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Gartner Says Indian Healthcare Providers to Spend Rs 5,700 Crore on IT

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ecommerce-spending-increase-2011-Q2Indian healthcare providers will spend seven percent more on IT the Gartner report says so. They include spending by healthcare providers (hospitals and hospital systems, as well as ambulatory services and physicians’ practices) on internal IT (including personnel), hardware, software, external IT services and telecommunications.

“Rising demand from the growing middle-class in India’s largest cities is fuelling growth in private sector healthcare. Large national and State Government programmes will spur growth along the primary (and secondary) care sector and public health domain,” said Anurag Gupta, Research Director, Gartner.

“Hospital information systems, picture archiving and communications systems, electronic health records and mobile technologies will be high on the agenda. We expect to see providers benefit by offering cost-effective business models which show quick returns on capital by improving patient coverage and improving quality of care. Health insurance growth will also catalyse technology adoption in healthcare provider segments,” Gupta added.

Telecommunications, which includes telecommunications and networking equipment and services, will remain the largest overall spending category throughout the forecast period within the healthcare providers sector, according to a forecast by research and analysis firm Gartner.

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