Digital Health Market Intelligence

As COCIR is the leading industry voice representing Health ICT industries, it was decided to create a specific Digital Health Market Intelligence effort.

Since 1995, the Imaging IT focus group has been collecting PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications Systems) & RIS (Radiology Information Systems) data.

An additional group, called Enterprise IT focus group, was also active in the past and generated data based on IT investment in 12 countries.

Most of those data have only been available exclusively for the COCIR Corporate companies who have decided to finance this effort. However, in 2010 COCIR disclosed some of those data to the public through a report. 

GENERAL INFORMATION

A market worth €2.5 billion in 2010

The European hospital health ICTs market totaled €2.5 billion in 2010. Moving forward, COCIR anticipates this market to reach €2.7 billion by 2015.

These figures cover ICT solutions used in hospitals in Western and Eastern Europe: administration information systems, clinical information systems, laboratory information systems and imaging information systems (in the field of radiology and cardiology).

Digital Health: Market data and market trends

Health ICTs offer five types of information systems serving different purposes in hospitals:

 

1. ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION SYSTEMS

  • Market size in 2010: 940 M€.
  • Estimated market size by 2015: 971 M€.
  • Availability: 90% of hospitals are equipped with administrative IS. The market is saturated and moving towards a replacement cycle.
     

2. CARDIOLOGY IT (CARDIOLOGY INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND CARDIOLOGY PACS)

  • Market size in 2010: 55 M€.
  • Estimated market size by 2015: 69 M€.
  • Availability: Cardiology IT is still limited, with 10 to 30% of hospitals equipped. COCIR expects this small market to develop in the short- to mid-term.

 
3. CLINICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS

  • Market size in 2010: 787 M€.
  • Estimated market size by 2015: 936 M€.
  • Availability: The availability of clinical IS is uneven, both between countries and between systems. The growth of this market is expected to be limited in the coming years.
     

4. LABORATORY  INFORMATION  SYSTEMS

  • Market size in 2010: 220 M€.
  • Estimated market size by 2015: 242 M€.
  • Availability: 80 to 100% of hospitals are fully equipped.  The market is saturated and moving towards a replacement cycle.
     

5. RADIOLOGY IT (RADIOLOGY INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND PACS)

  • Market size in 2010: 533 M€.
  • Estimated market size by 2015: 544 M€.
  • Availability: The availability of radiology IT varies from country to country. UK and German hospitals are well equipped (70-95%), while France lags behind with 30% of hospitals equipped. 5% growth is expected in France over the period 2010-2015, perhaps more if national and regional plans under the “France sans film” programme are confirmed.

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