At a recent study conducted by Frost & Sullivan, the Information and Communication Technology services was identified as one of the main growth areas of investments by both public and private hospitals.
Many technology providers have already noticed the specific market demands of this particular vertical and have understood the need to create specialized areas to attend the healthcare sector, with specific solutions and services. Some of the main growth ICT areas within the healthcare sector are business process outsourcing and storage services, picture achieving communication systems (PACS), wireless technology and mobile devices.
Nevertheless, due to the lack of investments in the past, many healthcare institutions lack basic IT infrastructure to support more advanced technologies such as PACS. "On the other hand, private healthcare institutions are currently leading with an increase in competition and a rise in demand for quality services by an expanding affluent class population in Brazil" explains Frost & Sullivan Industry Manager, Marcelo Kawanami.
This is a key driver for the increasing adoption of technology by the healthcare sector. Furthermore, IT solutions have proven results of their positive impact on hospitals. The value proposition rendered by these solutions includes improved data access, patient administration, efficiency of healthcare delivery, patient safety and cost control. These benefits are likely to drive the adoption of these solutions and, thereby, market growth.
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