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ICT Spend in South Africa—Healthcare Sector

ICT Spend in South Africa—Healthcare Sector

Despite global environmental and economic challenges, continued evolution in healthcare services has helped address and often eradicate life-threatening diseases.

Increasing globalisation is fostering innovation and collaboration between stakeholders and participants in the healthcare value chain to address patients’ requirements. Information and communication technology (ICT) is the key enabler that has helped enhance service delivery and achieve the successful transformation among stakeholders in the healthcare value chain.

Increasing focus on prevention and personalized care as well as new ways of engaging patients are emerging sector trends. ICT will act as the key catalyst in redefining the healthcare vertical of tomorrow.

Consumers are increasingly adopting emerging trends such as mobile health (mHealth) and healthcare information applications and technologies. These trends have improved agility and are driving change in the way physicians, payers, and patients interact.

ICT spend in the South African healthcare sector is expected to grow from $􂀀 million in 2014 to $􂀀 million in 2019 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 􂀀%.

About this report

This research service provides an analysis of ICT spend by the healthcare sector in South Africa. The objective of the study is to contextualize ICT investment within the sector across 8 categories: cellular connectivity, cloud services, data centres, fixed and non-cellular connectivity, IT hardware, managed services, systems integration, and sector-specific technologies. The analysis includes an overview of the healthcare sector, drivers and restraints, and technology trends driving investment in ICT, highlighting both the current and future spend from 2015 to 2019. The base year for analysis is 2014.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
  • Research Overview
    • Research Aim and Objectives
    • Research Scope
  • Market Definitions
  • Overview of the Healthcare Sector
    • Global Healthcare Sector at a Glance
    • South Africa's Healthcare Sector at a Glance
    • Overview of the Healthcare Value Chain
    • Healthcare Value Chain Definitions
  • ICT in the Healthcare Sector
    • Overview of ICT in the Healthcare Sector
    • ICT in the Healthcare Value Chain-Providers
    • ICT in the Healthcare Value Chain-Producers
    • ICT in the Healthcare Value Chain-Fiscal Intermediaries
    • ICT in the Healthcare Value Chain-Key Takeaways
  • ICT Spend in the Healthcare Sector
    • Overview of Enterprise ICT Spend by Sector
    • ICT Spend in Healthcare Sector
    • ICT Spend in the Healthcare Sector-5-year Forecast
    • ICT Spend in the Healthcare Sector-Key Takeaways
  • Drivers and Restraints
    • Market Drivers
    • Market Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Market Restraints Explained
  • The Last Word
  • Appendix
    • Abbreviations
    • ICT Spend in South Africa by Sector

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