London, United Kingdom, January 12, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Today, TechNavio launched its report titled Healthcare ICT Market in Africa 2012-2016 based on an in-depth analysis focusing exclusively on Africa. The report aims to aid decision makers’ understanding of the present and future landscape of the market.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from TechNavio’s IT Services team said: “Mobile healthcare could help healthcare organizations reduce costs related to prolonged diseases, while simultaneously improving the quality of patient care. Examples of mobile healthcare include using text messaging services to send information and reminders to patients; remote patient monitoring, which involves sending data electronically to a healthcare provider; and mobile health applications. Currently, researchers in Africa are working on developing a smartphone that has the capability to carry out AIDS tests for use in rural areas, which are most affected by this disease. The idea is to obtain images through a smartphone using applications that can photograph and analyze samples, thereby eliminating the need for laboratory experiments. Thus, considering the current developments, the adoption of mobile healthcare is expected to increase during the forecast period.”
According to the report, one of the major drivers is the increasing government support in many countries. The governments of various countries in Africa are trying to achieve cohesive healthcare delivery structures to improve the overall quality of patient care. The various initiatives taken by these governments include providing policy incentives, establishing high-tech zones, and providing development funding.
Further, the report discusses that one of the major concerns among healthcare organizations today is the lack of sufficient security solutions to protect patient information.
The study was conducted using a combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors. For further information on this report, please visit http://www.technavio.com/content/healthcare-ict-market-africa-2012-2016.
TechNavio, the market research platform of Infiniti Research Ltd., publishes periodic market research reports on niche and emerging technologies. For more information about our market research on IT Services, please visit http://www.technavio.com/it-services
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