The size of the healthcare IT consulting market in the MEA region is expected to have a healthy CAGR from 2021 to 2026.
The well-established healthcare infrastructure coupled with the presence of many providers in the countries of Africa and the Middle East is driving the market growth in the region. Furthermore, technological innovations in the IT field have led to the development of customized software platforms based on the requirements of healthcare providers. This drives the adoption of healthcare IT solutions by end-users. In addition, reduced reimbursements lost revenue due to lack of proper documentation, and strict quality management regulations are driving the market for the non-clinical segment.
The rapid digitization of healthcare is an important factor that is expected to intensify the growth and demand in the market for information technology (IT) consulting services in healthcare. In addition, increased government support for IT solutions for healthcare and increased investment in IT venture capital in healthcare is also expected to contribute to the growth of the global market during the forecast period of 2021 to 2027.
In addition, the increased need for data security and the high adoption of digital healthcare models over paper-based healthcare models is also likely to enhance the market growth. In addition, the increased government support for IT solutions for healthcare and the strong growth of the geriatric population are also among the significant factors that are expected to drive the growth of the MEA market.
Government initiatives aim to improve the quality of patient care and the need to control rising health care costs and improve the efficiency of health services. Rapid technical development, increased consolidation in the healthcare industry, and the rise of cloud consulting are expected to provide significant growth opportunities for the information technology (IT) consulting services market during the forecast period.
Growing concerns over data privacy and technological transformation are expected to slow the growth of the healthcare IT consulting market in the MEA region. In contrast, the lack of trained IT professionals in healthcare may challenge the market growth.
Impact of COVID-19 on the MEA healthcare IT consulting market:
Technological advances, cost containment, and improved access will be an integral part of health reforms in the near future. Digital health and telehealth have become of utmost essential in the current epidemic. COVID-19 has once again underscored the importance of remote diagnosis, care, and consultation. In recent years, regulatory barriers have slowed the growth of telehealth. Social distancing regulations are also required for online consultation of moderately ill patients. Considering these factors, Covid-19 is expected to impact the MEA healthcare IT consulting market significantly.
The research report on the MEA healthcare IT consulting market has been segmented and sub-segmented following categories.
The Middle East is estimated to grow at a high CAGR during the forecast period. Factors such as a large patient population, especially in UAE and Saudi Arabia, increasing per capita income, increasing investments in the healthcare sector by major market players, and increased awareness of cutting-edge technologies drive the growth of the MEA market.
Turkey focuses on building a central IT infrastructure for healthcare, starting with the structured collection of patient medical records. The Turkish government is also committed to making this data accessible, allowing patients to make an accurate and firm decision given their individual health. The company can benefit from this by developing analytical tools to make strong and efficient business decisions for the system's health and hospitals.
The Turkish Ministry of Health is the largest provider of health services and acts as the main government agency in the Middle East that focuses on the planning and implementing IT-related health projects and health care. In this system, it is also possible to register the human capital and all kinds of assets in the healthcare system, especially in this portal which further increases the growth and adoption of the healthcare IT consulting market in the region.
KEY MARKET PLAYERS:
Epic Systems Corporation, General Electric, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Cerner Corporation, Cisco, Cognizant, Genpact, Allscripts Healthcare, LLC, Atos SE, HCL Technologies Limited, Hexaware Technologies, Infor, IBM Corporation, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, Accenture, Infosys Limited, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Microsoft, Mckesson Corporation, Ntt Data, Inc., Oracle, Sap SE, Tata Consultancy Services Limited and Wipro Limited are some of the notable companies in the MEA healthcare IT consulting market.