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Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa Healthcare Sector Top 10 Predictions, 2013

  • Publication Date:February 2013
  • Publisher:IDC
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:16

Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa Healthcare Sector Top 10 Predictions, 2013

This IDC Health Insights study provides a preview of the market dynamics and trends that will impact the uptake of information technology among healthcare organizations in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in 2013. Some of the trends identified in this study capture key technologies that have already transformed the healthcare delivery models and will continue to do so beyond 2013. Some trends highlighted in this study are just emerging and will have long-term implications for the deployment of healthcare IT technology in the future. IDC Health Insights will provide updates on the topics included in this study in its syndicated research throughout 2013."While the new policy and legislative initiatives in CEMA countries, along with the evolving trends in population age structure, disease patterns, and patient behavior, pose harsh challenges to healthcare payers, providers, and policy-makers, they create massive opportunities for IT vendors in 2013." - Senior Research Analyst Nino Giguashvili, IDC Health Insights, CEMA.

  • In This Study
  • Situation Overview
  • Future Outlook
    • Three Themes for CEMA Healthcare in 2013
    • Expansion
      • Prediction 1: Telemedicine Pilots Will Generate Strong Interest in Various Forms of Telemedicine Services in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
      • Prediction 2: The Need for Health Information Exchange and the IT Skills Deficit Will Promote the Uptake of Cloud in Central and Eastern Europe
      • Prediction 3: Gulf Cooperation Council Member Countries Will See Significant Growth in Healthcare IT Investments
      • Prediction 4: IT Spending in Sub-Saharan Africa Will Focus on Mobile-Based Solutions for Disease Control and Surveillance Systems
    • Experience
      • Prediction 5: eHealth Initiatives Are More Likely to Succeed When Adequate IT Skills Building Is Embedded Into Projects
      • Prediction 6: Healthcare IT Market Expansion Will Depend on Interoperability Between Various Stakeholders
      • Prediction 7: Chief Clinical Information Officers Will Play a Central Role in Delivering ICT-Enabled Health Services for the Benefit of Patients
    • Adaptation
      • Prediction 8: Payer Efforts to Improve Provider Reimbursement Schemes and the Need for Cross-Border Access Will Create New Opportunities for ICT Providers
      • Prediction 9: Implementation of National eHealth Initiatives Will Be Delayed in Central and Eastern Europe Due to Inconsistent Government Leadership and Commitment
      • Prediction 10: Evolving Disease Patterns and the Transformation of Healthcare Service Delivery Models Will Generate Great Potential for ICT Solutions That Support Patient-Centered Care
  • Essential Guidance
    • Focus on Disease Prevention and Service Integration
    • Educate All Stakeholders
    • Do Not Forget the Patients
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    • Related Research
    • Figure: Healthcare Provider IT Spending 2013 Forecast in CEMA by Region
    • Figure: Healthcare IT Spending Forecast in Select CEMA Countries
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