Healthcare providers in India will spend $1.2 billion USD on IT products and services in 2015, said Gartner.
Gartner predicted an increase of 7 percent on IT spending in this category from 2014. Key segments of spending include internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices and telecom services.
Internal services which refer to salaries and benefits paid to the information services staff of an organization will achieve the highest growth rate amongst the spending categories and will reach $297 million USD, a 17 percent rise compared to previous year.
Also, Software spending will increase by 6.2 percent to reach $103 million USD from $97 million in 2014.
“IT services, which include consulting, implementation, IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing, will be the largest overall spending category through 2019 within the health care providers sector,” said Anurag Gupta, research vice president at Gartner.
“It is expected to reach $317 million USD in 2015, up from $295 million in 2014 with the consulting segment growing 11 percent,” added Gupta.
In February, ABI Research released a report in which it said cybersecurity spending for healthcare protection will reach $10 billion globally by 2020.