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This research service provides an analysis of ICT spend by the healthcare sector in South Africa. The objective of the study is to contextualize ICT investment within the sector across 8 categories: cellular connectivity, cloud services, data centres, fixed and non-cellular connectivity, IT hardware, managed services, systems integration, and sector-specific technologies. The analysis includes an overview of the healthcare sector, drivers and restraints, and technology trends driving investment in ICT, highlighting both the current and future spend from 2015 to 2019. The base year for analysis is 2014.
•Despite global environmental and economic challenges, continued evolution in healthcare services has helped address and often eradicate life-threatening diseases.
•Increasing globalisation is fostering innovation and collaboration between stakeholders and participants in the healthcare value chain to address patients’ requirements. Information and communication technology (ICT) is the key enabler that has helped enhance service delivery and achieve the successful transformation among stakeholders in the healthcare value chain.
•Increasing focus on prevention and personalized care as well as new ways of engaging patients are emerging sector trends. ICT will act as the key catalyst in redefining the healthcare vertical of tomorrow.
•Consumers are increasingly adopting emerging trends such as mobile health (mHealth) and healthcare information applications and technologies. These trends have improved agility and are driving change in the way physicians, payers, and patients interact.
•ICT spend in the South African healthcare sector is expected to grow from $ xx million in 2014 to $ xx million in 2019 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of xx %.
•Technological advances and the promotion of connectivity by various stakeholders in South Africa have combined to produce a market that is extremely attractive to a range of ICT providers.
•Changing market dynamics have also pushed ICT providers to expand their product and service offerings away from basic connectivity, voice, and messaging revenues.
•In order to compete effectively, ICT service providers need to improve their understanding of particular industries and their specific ICT requirements over time.
•This evolution in strategy requires improved understanding of industry dynamics in order to better understand the impact of ICT developments on customer needs, particularly adoption trends.
•This document outlines Frost & Sullivan’s syndicated research findings on ICT spend and emerging trends across the healthcare sector in South Africa.
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