AUG 5, 2009 2:24am ET

Related Links

IBM Wins Deal to Supply Cloud Computing to California Agencies
July 25, 2014
Behind The Rise of the Chief Data Officer
July 24, 2014
IBM Introduces Watson to Consumers in Service for USAA Clients
July 23, 2014

Web Seminars

How Intelligent Digital Self-Service with Customer Analytics Can Lower Costs and Raise Revenue
July 29, 2014
Improve Omni-channel Shopping Experience with Product Information Management
August 21, 2014

Report: ARRA to Hike Hardware Sales

Print
Reprints
Email

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act should spur higher sales of hardware as well as software applications, according to a new report from Kalorama Information, a New York-based life sciences research firm.

Hardware sales represent about 23 percent of annual health care computer sales, report authors estimate. They expect hardware sales will grow at a faster pace than IT spending as a whole in the near term--about 10.7 percent annually through 2013.

Health IT vendors generally make the hardware sales, buying hardware from manufacturers and packaging it with their applications. The IT incentives in ARRA are aimed at software, "but they will open up conversations between customers and vendors for new IT spending, and hardware will be part of that," says Melissa Elder, a Kalorama analyst and report author. "The top IT-related technologies and applications that physicians and facilities are focusing on include identity management, bar coding technology, speech recognition and handheld personal digital assistants. All of these will require investment in new hardware."

The 125-page report, "Healthcare Computer System Markets and Trends in HIT Buying," is available for $3,500 at kaloramainformation.com/Healthcare-Computer-System-2303131/.

Get access to this article and thousands more...

All Information Management articles are archived after 7 days. REGISTER NOW for unlimited access to all recently archived articles, as well as thousands of searchable stories. Registered Members also gain access to:

  • Full access to information-management.com including all searchable archived content
  • Exclusive E-Newsletters delivering the latest headlines to your inbox
  • Access to White Papers, Web Seminars, and Blog Discussions
  • Discounts to upcoming conferences & events
  • Uninterrupted access to all sponsored content, and MORE!

Already Registered?

Filed under:

Advertisement

Comments (0)

Be the first to comment on this post using the section below.

Add Your Comments:
You must be registered to post a comment.
Not Registered?
You must be registered to post a comment. Click here to register.
Already registered? Log in here
Please note you must now log in with your email address and password.
Twitter
Facebook
LinkedIn
Login  |  My Account  |  White Papers  |  Web Seminars  |  Events |  Newsletters |  eBooks
FOLLOW US
Please note you must now log in with your email address and password.