Healthcare providers in India are expected to spend $1.2 billion on information technology (IT) products and services in 2016, an increase of 3.4% over 2015, according to research firm Gartner, Inc. The spending includes expenses on internal services, software, IT services, data centre, devices and telecom services, the research firm said.
“IT services, which includes consulting, software support, implementation, hardware, IT outsourcing (ITO) and business process outsourcing (BPO), will continue to be the largest overall spending category within the health care providers sector,” said Moutusi Sau principal research analyst at Gartner. IT services is expected to reach $339 million in 2016, growing 5.2% over 2015. The BPO sub-segment will record the fastest growth rate of 15.4% over 2015. IT outsourcing will be the largest sub-segment in IT services recording a 7.5% increase in 2016 to reach $107 million in 2016.