EHI Intelligence’s latest report sizes and forecasts the market for IT spending in the UK’s public-sector healthcare services. It covers the financial years 2012-13 to 2016-17, by which time the NHS IT market will be worth nearly £2bn.
The forecast covers both central organisations and individual boards and trusts in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, reflecting the centralised natures of the devolved administrations. It also covers acute and mental health NHS trusts in England, which make the key buying decisions and are benefitting from £500m of central government money through the ‘Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards: Technology Fund’.
The report includes detailed forecasts of English acute trust spending in specific categories: patient administration systems, PACS, RIS, maternity, A&E, e-prescribing and scheduling software; systems integration and integration platforms; hardware including mobile devices; communications; software and hardware maintenance; document management, including the potential for paperless working; business intelligence; IT staff; consulting and IT outsourcing.
This report, which will help suppliers focus their sales and marketing efforts, is available for Platinum and Gold subscribers as part of their subscription and to others for £2,245 + VAT.