This IDC Presentation provides an analysis on the drivers and priorities for ICT spending by the Canadian healthcare sector. It was presented to clients in August 2015. This Presentation draws on IDC's surveys of CIOs and line-of-business executives across the Canadian market as well as discussions with both IT users and the supply side of the market to provide a map of where short- and long-term opportunities can be found. It highlights the imperatives for spending that exist across the market at present. After examining the business pressures that are determining organizational investments, the Presentation looks at how the sector is adopting electronic health records; big data and analytics; mobility, wearables, and IoT; cloud computing; and social business solutions.
"The Canadian healthcare sector has seen constant change and has been under public scrutiny and partisan posturing. The intertwined nature of federal, provincial, regional, and institutional funding has inhibited the adoption of some modern technology solutions, especially in comparison with other OECD nations. That said, IDC sees tremendous potential for systematic and personal improvement through the adoption of ICT solutions. Healthcare is a substantial and growing market for ICT vendors of all stripes. IDC estimates that the IDC-defined ICT opportunity will expand to $3.4 billion in 2019 from $3.1 billion in 2013 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4%," said Nigel Wallis, research director, IDC Canada.
This Presentation is part of a series of documents focusing on specific vertical markets. It includes the Canadian ICT market size for 2014, along with forecasts for 2014–2019, including five-year CAGRs for hardware, software, services, and telecommunications.