Total U.S. Clinical Mobility Spending Forecast to Reach $5.4 Billion by 2016, According to New IDC Health Insights Report

Total U.S. Clinical Mobility Spending Forecast to Reach $5.4 Billion by 2016, According to New IDC Health Insights Report

<0> IDCMeg Sullivan, 508-935-4237Senior Marketing SpecialistorAttune CommunicationsSarah Murray, 781-378-2674Partner </0>

today announced a new report, (Doc #HI242069). The new report provides an updated spending forecast for clinical mobility including hardware (mobile devices and back-end datacenter infrastructure), IT services, and software related to clinical mobility. In the U.S., clinical mobility spending is expected to grow from $2.9 billion in 2011 to $5.4 billion in 2016, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.7%.

Growth in clinical mobility spending in the United States, while strong, is tempered by other demands on IT and the need to respond to health reform initiatives. However, the deployment of meaningful use technologies, such as electronic health records (EHRs), electronic prescriptions (eRx), computerized physician order entry (CPOE), and health information exchange (HIE), will accelerate the use of mobile point of care solutions to create more efficient clinical workflows.

"The highly collaborative and mobile nature of clinical teams makes the strategic investment in clinical mobility solutions essential to meet the intense demands being placed on healthcare providers today," said , Program Director, IDC Health Insights. "However, these mobile solutions extend beyond the device and mobile access to clinical application. Clinical mobility is placing new demands on the datacenter and IT organization."

The report includes assumptions about the macroeconomic forces, technology developments, and market characteristics that IDC Health Insights has determined will affect the clinical mobility market. Some of those anticipated to have the greatest impact on the market include:

For additional information about this report or to arrange a one-on-one briefing with , please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or . Reports are available to qualified members of the media. For information on purchasing reports, contact ; reporters should email .

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