As such, the report's main audience is executive management and marketing and financial analysts. It is not written specifically for scientists and technologists, although its findings concern the market for their work, including the availability of government and corporate research funding for different technologies and applications.
SCOPE OF REPORT
This report is an analytical business tool whose primary purpose is to describe and analyze the dynamics of the U.S. market for healthcare technology. It is particularly focused on clinical IT systems that facilitate or provide input into the care process, as opposed to administrative and financial systems. It covers only software applications, as well as dedicated hardware and online services used to run them.
The study format includes these major elements:
* Executive summary
* Clinical healthcare IT applications
* Benefits and barriers to implementation
* Market environment (e.g., legal and regulatory standards, economic conditions, consumer attitudes)
* Current (i.e., 2010) and projected markets for healthcare IT technologies and products through 2016
* Industry structure
Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this study. The findings and conclusions of this report are based on information gathered from developers, providers, integrators, and users of healthcare IT technologies in the public and private sectors. Interview data were combined
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