Research and Markets : Vertical Market Deep Dive of U. S. Industry: Healthcare
Research and Markets (researchandmarkets. com/reports/c14520) has announced the addition of David vs. Goliath: Healthcare Vertical - SMB vs. Enterprise IT Trends and Expenditures in the US to their offering.
Dublin (PRWEB) March 25, 2005
Research and Markets (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c14520 (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c14520)) has announced the addition of David vs. Goliath: Healthcare Vertical - SMB vs. Enterprise IT Trends and Expenditures in the US to their offering.
Small and medium (SMB) healthcare organizations are increasing their spending on technology, and their spending will increase even faster over the next few years. In 2004, SMB healthcare end-users spent $21 billion on IT services and equipment, while the enterprise healthcare segment (1,000 or more employees) spent an estimated $27 billion. This equates to an estimated $6 billion difference in spending between the two market segments. By 2008, this gap is expected to decrease by $1 billion, when the SMB healthcare market will spend roughly $27 billion on IT services and equipment.
This recent report found the following:
-Health care firms will invest significantly in applications that provide improvement to patient care and reductions in medical errors.
-New federal rules known as HIPAA require that healthcare organizations protect data and provide physical security of buildings and hospital areas. This provides opportunities for vendors.
-Vendors targeting this industry will need to serve mobile hospital and healthcare staff. Healthcare staffers are, for the most part, away from desk phones and require mobile solutions for things such as communicating with other staff, accessing patient records, accessing formulary information, and viewing diagnostic information.
The report, David vs. Goliath: Healthcare Vertical - SMB vs. Enterprise IT Trends and Expenditures in the US, takes a deep dive look into the healthcare vertical, including differences and similarities in the SMB vs. Enterprise healthcare segments in IT trends and expenditures. The report includes forecasts through 2009 for IT segments including applications, computer hardware, network hardware, telecom services & equipment, IT personnel, and outsourcing/hosted services.
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