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End-user Analysis of Key Healthcare Software Solutions Market in South Africa Product Image

End-user Analysis of Key Healthcare Software Solutions Market in South Africa

  • Published: September 2007
  • Region: Africa, South Africa
  • 86 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan

This Frost & Sullivan research titled End-user Analysis of Key Healthcare Software Solutions Market in South Africa includes an analysis of customer investment trends, preferences and product satisfaction ratings. In this research, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts thoroughly examine the following markets: private hospital sector, public hospital sector, radiology practices, general and specialist practices.

Market Sectors

Expert Frost & Sullivan analysts thoroughly examine the following market sectors in this research:

By End User:

- Private healthcare sector
- Public healthcare sector
- Radiology practices
- General and specialist practices

- 1. Overview of the End-user Analysis of Key Healthcare Software Solutions Market in South Africa
-- 1. Executive Summary
-- 2. Research Aim and Objectives
-- 3. Research Scope
-- 4. Research Methodology
-- 5. South Africa: Overview
-- 6. South African Healthcare Sector
-- 7. Healthcare Software Solutions: Public Hospital Sector
-- 8. Healthcare Software Solutions: Private Sector
-- 9. Healthcare Software Solutions: GPs and Specialists
-- 10. Healthcare Software Solutions: Radiology
-- 11. Healthcare Software Solutions: Key Industry Participants

List of Figures

Healthcare Software Solutions: Average Annual Budget Allocations in the Public & Private Health Sector (S A), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Key Criteria for Selection (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Mean Satisfaction Rating (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Mean Satisfaction Rating (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Mean Satisfaction Rating (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Mean Satisfaction Rating (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Overall Market Segmentation (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Market Segmentation (South Africa), 2007
HIS: Workstation oriented with centralized patient records
Electronic Health Records (EHR) System
Healthcare Software Solutions: Economic Indicators (South Africa), 2005-2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Key Healthcare Indicators, South Africa), 2006
Healthcare Software Solutions: Leading causes of death (South Africa), 2002
Healthcare Software Solutions: Public Hospitals per Province (South Africa), 2006
Supplementary healthcare practitioners, 2006
Healthcare Software Solutions: Private Hospital Ownership (South Africa), 2006
Private Hospital by Region
South African Healthcare Facilities
Distribution of Healthcare Software and their Local Providers
Healthcare Software Solutions: IT Software Used in the Public Health Sector (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: IT Software Functionality (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Key considerations for product selection (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Mean Satisfaction Rating (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Trends in the public healthcare sector (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Average Annual Budget Allocations in the Public Health Sector (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Mean Satisfaction Rating (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Trends in the public healthcare sector (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Average Annual Budget Allocations in the Public Health Sector (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Key considerations for product selection (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: ARWYP Medical Center (340 Beds) South Africa, 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Louis Pasteur Private Hospital (240 Beds) South Africa, 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Wilmed Park Private Hospital (126 Beds) South Africa, 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Sir Albert Medical Center (174 Beds) South Africa, 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Bloemcare Sorgsentrum (70 Beds) South Africa, 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Riverview Manor Specialist Clinic (32 Beds) South Africa, 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Mean Satisfaction Rating (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Trends in Independent Hospitals (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Average Annual Budget Allocations in Independent Hospitals (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Key considerations for product selection (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: IT Software used by GPs and Specialists (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Key considerations for product selection (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Trends in the Private Practices (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Average Annual Budget Allocations in Private Practices (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Mean Satisfaction Rating (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Illustration of a radiology information system
Healthcare Software Solutions: RIS Solutions Within All Radiology Groups & Practices (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Trends in the radiology practices (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Average Annual Budget Allocations in Radiology Practices (South Africa), 2007
Healthcare Software Solutions: Mean Satisfaction Rating (South Africa), 2007

Market Overview

Development of Easy-to-use, Reliable, Affordable and Interoperable Healthcare Software Solutions Crucial to Meet Customer Needs

A recent Frost & Sullivan research assesses the investment trends pertaining to healthcare software solution end users in South Africa and their preferences. An understanding of how customers perceive healthcare software solutions/products will prove useful for both global companies and smaller market participants in the region. The reconstruction of the healthcare sector in post-apartheid South Africa is striving for equity in health service delivery and building of a decentralised health sector based on primary healthcare. In terms of information technology (IT) software solutions, the reconstruction of the health sector involves the standardisation of health data and the integration of hospital IT systems that are used in different provinces.

"Healthcare software end users indicated that ease-of-use, ease-of-upgrading, cost-effectiveness and interoperability were some of the key features they considered when selecting a software solution," notes the analyst of this research service. "The study also revealed that there is a general rise in healthcare software adoption in both the public and the private healthcare sectors, despite the fact that the necessary infrastructural, human resource and skills development requirements have not been met completely."

Focus on Bandwidth Issues Essential to Promote the Uptake of Healthcare Software Solutions

The main users of software solutions in both the public and private hospitals include ward clerks, administration and billing personnel and IT managers. In private practices, software solutions are mainly used by medical secretaries. At present, the lack of skilled personnel is a hindrance to the adoption of healthcare software solutions. To address this issue, more resources will have to be allocated to skills training and technical support.

The lack of bandwidth in South Africa also requires immediate attention, as it remains a significant bottleneck and substantially adds to the cost of healthcare software solutions. In order to alleviate the current bandwidth problem, South Africa will have to invest more resources in telecommunication infrastructure. "The cost of bandwidth will have to be revisited as it affects the overall use of IT in South Africa," explains the analyst. "Given this situation, some software providers are considering introducing innovative technologies that use compression technologies to transmit data."

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