IT spending – products and services – by Indian health care providers will be $1.1 billion in 2014, an increase of 5 percent, said Gartner.
IT spending by healthcare providers including hospitals and hospital systems, as well as ambulatory service and physicians’ practices covers internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices and telecom services.
Gartner said IT Services, including consulting, implementation, IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing, is expected to grow 10 percent to $300 million in 2014 against $280 million in 2013.
Internal Services will achieve the highest growth rate amongst the spending categories – forecast to be 18 percent in 2014. Internal services refer to salaries and benefits paid to the information services staff of an organization. The information services staff includes all company employees that plan, develop, implement and maintain information systems.
Software will achieve a growth rate of 8.4 percent in 2014 to reach $98 million USD in 2014, up from $90 million in 2013, led by growth in vertical specific software (software applications that are unique to a vertical industry. These are stand-alone applications that are not modules or extensions of horizontal applications).