IT outsourcing for healthcare has been increasing as health insurance, healthcare systems and the pharmaceutical industry are investing more money into IT. A recent report highlights benefits of and challenges to the new technologies in this space:
All three rely on outsourcing to reduce operational and maintenance costs, increase access to IT staff and quickly implement new technologies. Lack of in-house IT expertise, increasing need to integrate disparate systems, and growing pressure to meet Meaningful Use criteria and implement ICD-10 are among the factors at play, according to the report.
Check out the full post, Global Health IT Outsourcing Market to Reach $50.4 Billion by 2018, from FierceHealthIT.