A word from Europe

As a Brit I like to keep track of what’s happening “across the pond”. Political pressure and public demand are forcing European government and regulatory authorities to put more money into healthcare information technology.

According to a recentt analysis the European HIS market is poised to reach $4.26 billion in revenues by 2015, compared with $3.4 billion the market earned in 2008.

Even with the increasing amount of money going into health information systems, the market’s growth rate is low because its penetration rate has almost reached its saturation level. For example the adoption of HIS products in Europe in 2008 varied from about 73 percent in Italy and Spain, to 95 percent in Scandinavia. A somewhat different story in the USA.


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