Mena healthcare providers to spend $2.9 billion on IT


Healthcare providers' IT spending will increase to $2.9 billion during the year in the Middle East and North Africa, or Mena and Gartner predicts the rising trend will continue.
The Gartner’s forecast includes spending by healthcare providers — hospitals and physicians' practices — on internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices & telecom services. Telecom services, which include fixed and mobile telecom services, will remain the largest overall spending category throughout the forecast period within the healthcare providers sector with an expected market size of $1.2 billion in 2015.
“Various countries across the regions are in different stages in their healthcare technology adoption curve. UAE is expanding focus on achieving coordination across various healthcare stakeholders and in generating efficiency in delivering care, while keeping patient care at the center,” Dr Anurag Gupta, research vice president at Gartner, said in a statement.