Japan Healthcare IT Leading Trends in 1Q13 and Health Information Systems
In this IDC study we look at major trends related to policies in the Japan healthcare industry, health information systems, and vendors and products in 1Q13 (January–March 2013). We size and forecast the Japan healthcare IT market and health promotion and nursing welfare IT market based on spending size in 2010–2011 (actual values), 2012 (estimates) and 2013–2017 (forecast values) by product segment (servers, clients, storage, peripheral equipment, communications equipment, software, and IT services). We also size and forecast the Japan healthcare IT market by facility type (hospitals, general clinics, dental clinics, and other facility types), the hospital-related IT market by number of beds (99 or fewer beds, 100–399 beds, and 400 or more beds), the healthcare IT market by system type (accounting management and business support, HR management, HIS, CPOE, EMR and HER, PACS and RIS, CIS, HIE, and other systems), and the health promotion and nursing welfare IT market by segment (healthcare-related services and nursing welfare services).
As the mission-critical business systems of medical institutions get commoditized, interest in real-time value-added solutions that effectively leverage Big Data, such as real-time decision-making support systems has also increased. Currently, hospital management departments do not seem to have data scientists that integrate IT with business. "Leveraging best practices in different industries in and outside Japan, IT vendors should actively support the development of data scientists in healthcare management and develop value-added solutions," says Eiji Sasahara, research manager, IT Spending, IDC Japan.