Thursday, February 17, 2011

Frost And Sullivan Researches Australian Health IT.

The following new research has just been announced.

Healthcare Information Technology Market in Australia

Posted on: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 07:39:41 EST

Symbols: FRSU

Dublin, Feb 11, 2011 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "Healthcare Information Technology Market in Australia" to their offering.

This Market Engineering research service has been developed to address the dynamics of healthcare information technology in Australia. The market is divided into two sub segments including administrative and clinical healthcare IT. This research service presents the key findings of Australian healthcare information technology market. It provides insight and forecast of market size. This research service also discusses market trends, market drivers, market restraints, technology trends and Australian government initiatives. The study completes with a section on IT ranking, covering 6 main parameters

Research Overview

This Frost & Sullivan research service titled Healthcare Information Technology Market in Australia covers the Australian healthcare information technology market, examining drivers and restraints for growth, technology developments, government initiatives, as well as demand and geographical trends. It also offers an analysis of the competitive situation, key strategic recommendations, and future outlook. In this research, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts thoroughly examine the following markets: patient related, financial, resource management, and clinical.

Market Overview

Encouraging Government Policies Help the Australian Healthcare IT Market Grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 10.3 Percent

Bolstered by strong government backing in the form of supportive policies and initiatives, healthcare IT adoption in Australia will continue to post a double-digit compound annual growth rate (CAGR). The government is committed to the development of applications and technologies needed to deliver the best e-health systems that can improve infrastructure, interoperability, and the electronic health records (EHR) segment. For example, local governments have various e-health programs such as Healthelink while the central government has created the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) to address e-health standards and infrastructural requirements, says the analyst of this research. Furthermore, there are other strong commitments by the central government, such as the deployment of a national broadband network, which will help enhance connectivity between patients, healthcare providers, and the government.

The rapidly aging population and higher incidence of chronic diseases have placed increasing demands on healthcare services, spawning a need for higher investments in core clinical applications. Furthermore, hospitals in Australia are eager to hike healthcare IT usage to achieve higher efficiency and enhance patient safety and care, which will, in turn, result in higher profitability. Market participants offer various applications and technologies that enable healthcare providers to conduct comprehensive examinations and avoid misdiagnosis, notes the analyst. The concentration of population in the metros has caused a scarcity of healthcare providers and infrastructure in the rural areas, which has prompted the government to encourage the use of telemedicine. This favorable environment has fostered active competition in the market, attracting a healthy mix of both local and foreign participants. While the multinationals have intensive industry and market expertise, small and medium Australian companies can leverage their flexibility and ability to provide customized products and services to make the most of the vast market opportunities.

Market Sectors

Expert Frost & Sullivan analysts thoroughly examine the following market sectors in this research:

- Patient related

- Financial

- Resource management

- Clinical

Key Topics Covered:

- 1. Executive Summary

- 2. Research Objective and Methodology

- 3. Healthcare Industry Overview

- 4. Healthcare IT Market Overview

- 5. Australian Healthcare IT Standards and Regulatory Framework

- 6. Australian Healthcare Budget

- 7. Market Engineering Measurements

- 8. Market Dynamics

- 9. Market Analysis

- 10. Strategic Recommendations

- 11. Appendix Country-wise IT Ranking and Analysis

- 12. Decision Support Database

- 13. About Frost & Sullivan

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The report costs $10,000 or so, so I reckon I can live without it.

Describing the utterly failed NSW HealtheLink project as evidence of government commitment does make me wonder just how much the information contained in this report can be relied upon.

I guess I will never know!

I would be curious to know just how close other readers think the Market Overview is to reality!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Judging by the ‘Market Overview’, "a fool and their money are soon parted"... $10K for fallacious drivel; just wonder how many bureaucrats will waste more tax payers' hard-earned money procuring such obvious trash! If only it were just a ‘fool and their money…’, and not the unconscionable wastage of tax payers’ money on these hair-brained national e-health schemes, burning precious resources while going absolutely nowhere fast. How many millions establishing the HI Service, and not one instance of usage to-date, nor will there be in the near future while it’s deemed “unsafe to use”.

Now I can pretty much guarantee that that’s not part of the report’s “market analysis”.