re: Hyper-Inflated Tech Stats Grow 217% Crazier
It's inappropriate to include current healthcare IT spending in anybody's forecasting survey. Their primary motivation to spend anything on IT these days is to meet ACA ("Obamacare") requirements for adopting and using EHRs (electronic health records) -- if they want Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement. Given the healthcare sector's 10-year or so lag in technology implementation, were it not for the ACA and the emergence of the BYOD workplace, the vast majority of healthcare IT spending would be on maintenance alone and mostly for admin and other back-office uses. The irony here is that changes in healthcare delivery brought on the full utilization of EHR technologies will first be appreciated by patients, thus making healthcare IT a market advantage. Once things settle a bit, IT and marketing will argue over who gets bragging rights. They'll both be wrong.