Frost & Sullivan: PACS to capture Europe

A new analysis from Frost & Sullivan estimates that the PACS market in 2014 is set to reach $1,035.3 million in 2014 and forecasts significant opportunities in the European PACS market for vendors who can provide customised solutions and products that support enhanced workflows.

Photo: Frost & Sullivan: PACS to capture Europe
The market for picture archiving and communication system (PACS), although mature in some parts of the region such as northern Europe, offers promising opportunities. Sizeable capital investment is being ploughed in and the advantages of having a good data management system are being recognised by healthcare authorities. This will propel the change from purchasing mini PACS to enterprise-wide deployments.
 
A analysis from Frost & Sullivan, European Markets for Picture Archiving and Communication
Systems, estimates that the market was worth $590.3 million in 2007 and is set to reach $1,035.3 million in 2014. "Robust PACS will drive the market by offering integration with electronic patient records (EPRs) and electronic medical records (EMRs)," notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Ranjit Ravindranathan. "Europe is a growing market, especially because of the ongoing efforts to digitalise the European healthcare system."
 
Customising PACS projects, though lucrative, are stretching vendors' capabilities. The provision of open architecture due to the growing sophistication and the increasing complexity of solutions also presents a challenge to market participants.
 
"Enterprise-wide deployments are creating technical issues and political challenges within departments," adds Ravindranathan. "Decision making and project sign off time are, moreover, intensifying the pressure on vendors even as cost-effective, value-added features offered by smaller vendors pose a challenge to tier-one participants."
 
Customising PACS modules and providing a smooth integrated workflow environment are keys to the success of vendors. PACS providers capable of delivering solutions that offer these attributes will be able to leverage their expertise and win prized contracts. Consequently, remaining focused on product development is vital to secure the competitive edge.
 
"Specialist participants already possess the required expertise to carve niches for themselves," concludes Ravindranathan. "However, these firms will have to concentrate on building strategic alliances to boost their visibility in the industry and gain better access to decision makers."
Photo: Sectra

15.07.2008

More on the subject:
Read all latest stories

Related articles

Photo

Article • Cyberattack collaterals

War in Ukraine also threatens German hospital IT security

Russia's war against Ukraine is also playing out in cyberspace. In the process, clinics in Germany could also be caught in the digital crossfire, IT experts warn.

Photo

Article • Patient-based real-time approach

PBRTQC: improving quality control in the lab

Implementing patient-based real-time quality control (PBRTQC) protocols within the laboratory testing setting can offer benefits in terms of patient safety and reducing risks.

Photo

Interview • Scanner manipulation prevention

Protecting medical imaging devices from cyberattack

Medical imaging and radiotherapy treatment devices are essential lifesaving technologies. In an era when hospital information systems are increasingly being attacked by cybercriminals, just how…

Related products

Agfa HealthCare – Enterprise Imaging Platform

Mobile RIS/PACS Viewer

Agfa HealthCare – Enterprise Imaging Platform

Agfa HealthCare
Agfa HealthCare – Xero Universal Viewer

Mobile RIS/PACS Viewer

Agfa HealthCare – Xero Universal Viewer

Agfa HealthCare
Beckman Coulter – Remisol Advance

LIS, Middleware, POCT

Beckman Coulter – Remisol Advance

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics
Subscribe to Newsletter