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Radiology Information Systems Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

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  • 120 Pages
  • June 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5305878
The radiology information systems market is expected to register a CAGR of nearly 7.3% during the forecast period, 2022-2027.

COVID-19 is expected to have a significant impact on the radiology information system market. According to a research article "The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Radiology Practices" published in the Radiological Society of North America in April 2020, the policy measures adopted to slow the transmission of COVID-19 were decreasing the demand for imaging services. The guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to postpone emergency outpatient visits during the height of the pandemic had a great impact on screening services such as mammography and lung cancer screening, and the impact has been observed throughout the sector, including interventional procedures. This is likely to have affected the demand for radiology information systems as they are used to analyze data from radiology units. With the current easing of norms and the start of vaccination programs, the market is expected to see a positive trend in a few months.

The major factors for the growth of the market include growth in the incidence rate of chronic diseases, improved access to healthcare information technology systems, and the increase in government funding for cancer-related research. Additionally, the burden of chronic diseases is on the rise across the globe coupled with rise in the aging population and lifestyle-related disorders, such as cancer, arthritis, cardiovascular, and diabetes, are some of the primary factors responsible for the growth of this market.

According to the United Nations's World Population Ageing 2020 highlights, the world’s population aged 60 years and older is expected to reach a total of 1.5 billion by 2050, up from 727 million in 2020. The geriatric population is highly prone to several complex and chronic diseases, which is expected to drive the demand for radiology services and have a positive impact on the studied market. According to Globocan 2020, an estimated 19,292,789 new cancer cases and 9,958,133 deaths due to cancers were reported in 2020 worldwide. Increase in cancer cases will lead to an increase in focus on radiology services for proper diagnosis, which is expected to drive the market demand for radiology information systems. The increasing incidence rate of chronic diseases like cancer is driving the demand for radiology information systems in the market.

As per a research article published in Eurostat Statistics July 2021, for CT scanners, there were 277 scanners in Belgium, 101 scanners in Ireland, 167 in Norway, and 85 in Serbia in 2020. For MRI scanners, there were 132 scanners in Belgium, 102 in Norway, 32 in Serbia and 28 in Slovenia. The statistics also indicated that number of CT and MRI scanners increased as compared to 2019, indicating growing demand for radiology procedures, thus boosting the demand for technologically advanced products and services and hence driving the radiology information systems market.

Additionally, launch of new products and adoption of key strategies such as partnerships, investments, acquisitions and others is expected to drive the studied market. For instance, in May 2022, FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation entered into partnership with RAYUS Radiology and has deployed Fujifilm’s Synapse Enterprise Information System (EIS) as the workflow management solution for its comprehensive network of over 150 imaging centers across the United States. This indicates that the adoption of radiology information system is increasing in the developed countries such as United STates, thus leading to lucrative growth of the market.

Increase in radiology procedures, coupled with the increase in accessibility to these services, is expected to have a positive impact on the radiology information system market. However, high cost of installation nd scarcity of skilled labour is expected to hinder the market growth during study period.

Key Market Trends

The Cloud-based Segment is Expected to Witness High Growth over the Forecast Period

The modernization of operations and approaches by utilizing technology solutions, such as radiology information systems and analytical sources, has significantly improved healthcare organizations and facilities. Images and reports are now being transmitted digitally via PACS (Picture archiving and communication system) by integrating the system with radiology information system (RIS) and hospital information system (HIS). This integration eliminates the need to manually store, retrieve, and display film jackets. In view of these benefits, most of the healthcare systems are shifting toward the adoption of radiology information systems, which is expected to drive market growth over the forecast period.

Cloud-hosted services are quite cheap as compared to the direct purchase model. This is because they allow users to subscribe to the latest version of a radiology information system at a lower price rather than purchasing the complete model. Since cloud-based systems store data on external servers, they can be easily accessed over the web and require only a computer with an internet connection for optimal working. Cloud-based delivery helps healthcare providers and patients access information at any time. As cloud-based radiology information systems are more cost-effective, they are particularly suitable for small to medium-sized hospitals, as they cannot afford large hardware expenditures.

Cloud-based radiology information systems also allow medical practitioners and physicians to control access to sensitive information. The launch of new cloud based radiology information system will augment the segment growth. For instance, in December 2021, Sirona Medical launched cloud-native radiology operating system (RadOS) at the 2021 Annual Meeting for Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The unified workspace platform was developed based on the principle that technology, and AI in particular, should augment the intelligence of the physician. This software aims at simplifying the radiologists work resulting in a better user experience and work product.

Thus, due to the multiple benefits associated with cloud-based systems, the market is expected to witness high growth over the forecast period.

North America is Expected to Hold a Significant Market Share Over the Forecast Period

North America is expected to hold a major market share in the radiology information systems market due to increasing cases of chronic diseases and rising healthcare expenditure.

According to the estimates of Globocan 2020, there were around 195,499 new cases of cancer in Mexico. During the same time, around 90,222 deaths occurred due to cancer in the country. The rising prevalence of chronic diseases like cancer is expected to propel the market, as cancer diagnosis relies heavily on advanced radiology imaging technology. The data from these radiology systems are analyzed and stored in radiology information systems.

Medical imaging procedures make an invaluable contribution to the examination, diagnosis, monitoring/documentation, and treatment of medical conditions. Radiology information systems are then used for patient administration, examination, reporting, statistics, and system administration, which displays, stores, retrieves, transfers, exchanges, and prints radiology orders, results, and reports.

Companies in the region are partnering with major radiology service providers for market growth. Other startgic initiatives and milestones achieved by major players along with launch of new products and technological innovation is expected further drive the market in the region. For instance, in July 2021, FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A, Inc. reported that the next-generation Synapse Enterprise Information System (EIS) has been selected by United States Radiology Specialists to drive efficient and high quality patient care across its network. Synapse Radiology Information System (RIS) is a comprehensive workflow management solution designed to streamline physician communication, improve patient interaction, and alleviate administrative burden for the outpatient imaging market.

Thus, due to the above-mentioed factors, the studied market os expected to experience significant growth during study period.

Competitive Landscape

The radiology information systems market is moderately competitive market. In terms of market share, few of the major players are currently dominating the market. Some of the market players are Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc., Cerner Corporation, Epic Systems Corporation, GE Healthcare, IBM (Merge Healthcare Incorporated), Koninklijke Philips NV, Mckesson Corporation, Medinformatix Inc., and Siemens Healthineers, among others.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Improved Healthcare Information Technology Systems
4.2.2 Growth in the Incidence Rate of Chronic Diseases
4.2.3 Increase in Government Funding for Cancer-related Research
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 High Cost of the Installation
4.3.2 Scarcity of Skilled Labor
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - in USD Million)
5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Integrated Radiology Information System
5.1.2 Stand-alone Radiology Information System
5.2 By Deployment Mode
5.2.1 On-premise
5.2.2 Cloud-based
5.3 By Component
5.3.1 Hardware
5.3.2 Software
5.3.3 Services
5.4 Geography
5.4.1 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.4.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Italy Spain Rest of Europe
5.4.3 Asia-Pacific China Japan India Australia South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4.4 Middle-East and Africa GCC South Africa Rest of Middle-East and Africa
5.4.5 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc.
6.1.2 Cerner Corporation
6.1.3 Epic Systems Corporation
6.1.4 GE Healthcare
6.1.5 IBM (Merge Healthcare Incorporated)
6.1.6 Koninklijke Philips NV
6.1.7 Mckesson Corporation
6.1.8 Medinformatix Inc.
6.1.9 Siemens Healthineers
6.1.10 Practice Fusion
6.1.11 Kareo
6.1.12 patientNOW Inc.
6.1.13 NextGen Healthcare
6.1.14 Varian Medical Systems Inc.
6.1.15 Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc.

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc.
  • Cerner Corporation
  • Epic Systems Corporation
  • GE Healthcare
  • IBM (Merge Healthcare Incorporated)
  • Koninklijke Philips NV
  • Mckesson Corporation
  • Medinformatix Inc.
  • Siemens Healthineers
  • Practice Fusion
  • Kareo
  • patientNOW Inc.
  • NextGen Healthcare
  • Varian Medical Systems Inc.
  • Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc.