U.S. Spending on Mobile Point-of-Care Solutions to Reach $4.4B in 2015

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U.S. spending on mobile point-of-care solutions is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 9.9 percent from $2.8 billion in 2010 to $4.4 billion in 2015, according to a white paper (pdf) by IDC Health Insights.

The paper, "The Second Wave of Clinical Mobility: Strategic Solution Investments for Mobile Point of Care," discusses clinical mobility solutions and the predicted "second wave" of this technology in the next 10 years.

Key findings from IDC Health Insights include the following:

•    54 percent of respondents ranked security as the most important attribute for mobile devices in healthcare settings. Security is also the most widely reported technology currently in production and was the leading investment category in 2011.
•    Application servers (62 percent), client/desktop virtualization (50 percent) and software distribution solutions to manage and support mobile applications (50 percent) were among the top three infrastructure technologies in production and among the top five for future investment.
•    Spending on mobile point-of-care solutions in North America and Western Europe is expected to increase from $4.4 billion in 2010 to $7.2 billion in 2015, a CAGR of 10.5 percent.

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