Healthcare information technology (IT) regulations in the European market are becoming more significant due to the need to mandate the use of universal standards in the information systems (IS) industry, according to an analysis from Frost & Sullivan of San Jose, CA.
Frost said that it believes that government-backed projects designed to modernize healthcare IT, such as the National Program for Information Technology (NPfIT) in the U.K., and electronic health-card initiatives in France and Germany, are poised to drive growth in the industry.
There is a growing realization that strategies and policies are required to improve access to patient clinical records, facilitate the movement of patients, and provide cross-border access to healthcare across the European Union (EU), the firm said. Frost also believes that healthcare IT regulations will impact both the public and private sectors of the industry.
The report, Strategic Analysis of the Impact of Regulations on the Healthcare IT Markets, states that some of the market segments poised for significant growth include PACS/RIS hybrid systems, electronic medical record (EMR) systems, and computerized physician order-entry (CPOE) systems.
By AuntMinnie.com staff writers
January 11, 2005
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