European hospital information systems market to grow to $4.26bn by 2015
This article was originally published in Clinica
The European hospital information systems market was worth over $3.4bn in 2008 and is expected to grow to $4.26bn by 2015, according to a report by Frost & Sullivan, published yesterday. "Government and regulatory authorities are compelled to increase investments into healthcare automation, due to political pressure as well as public demand," the authors believe. "Although most hospitals in Europe have some kind of information system in place, very few have a fully integrated and functional hospital information systems (HIS) solutions installed," they note. The adoption rate of HIS technology in 2008 is said to have varied from "about 73% in Italy and Spain, to 95% in Scandinavia". The report is titled Hospital information systems market in Europe.