This IT forecast from Gartner includes spending by healthcare providers (includes hospitals, 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 (ITO) and business process outsourcing (BPO) and the largest overall spending category, is expected to grow 7 percent to $334 million.
The BPO sub-segment will record 15 percent growth, ITO will be the largest sub-segment in IT services recording a 10 percent increase to $103 million.
The healthcare software market will grow 6.7 percent in 2015 to $102 million. Vertical specific software (VSS), which includes hospital information system, electronic health/ medical records, health information management, patient financial management, and more, will grow 6 percent in 2015 to $28 million.
“The growth in the Indian healthcare ICT market will be driven by the private sector mainly focusing in tertiary specialized care, secondary hospital care and the government investments on core public health and primary care across several states,” said Anurag Gupta, research vice president at Gartner.