This IDC study examines the current situation of and future trends in the clinical IS (CIS) solution market in China's healthcare industry. The study analyzes the development trends and the competitive landscape in the major healthcare CIS market in 2011. This study also provides a market forecast for the next five years.
"In 2011, the construction of county-level hospitals and the wide use of the electronic medical records (EMRs) led to the healthcare CIS market's high growth. The IT infrastructures in medical institutions were continuously upgraded and improved, which increased the demand for various IT products. We predict that in the next five years, CIS will develop at a higher speed. The clinical pathway management system and clinical application systems designed for professional departments or specific diseases will be the norm in informatization. EMR and the clinical pathway management systems will be the core systems, and different kinds of systems will be better integrated," said Leon Xiao, senior research manager, Vertical Industry Research and Consulting, IDC China.