Indian health care providers are set to splash over $1 billion on IT products and services in 2014, a huge 5% jump from last year’s spending.
The estimates come from research firm Gartner, who said today at its annual symposium in Barcelona that $300m alone will be spent in Indian health care IT services, with $300m of the overall $1.1bn going into the sector.
Other IT-related divisions that the $1.1bn will be poured into will be hospital systems, ambulatory services, internal services, software, data centres and telecoms services.
"India has a new government, and the Ministry of Health will closely examine ways to deliver cost effective healthcare across the country. Delivering wide access to healthcare in an affordable manner will be a top priority for the wider public healthcare system," said Anurag Gupta, research director at Gartner.