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Healthcare Industry in Germany-2009

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Healthcare sector in Germany is the largest in Europe and is increasingly becoming a focus of research interest through new innovations and technologies. The economic growth in the healthcare industry can be attributed to several reasons such as rapid technological progress, new innovations and changes such as new IT solutions and provision of health cards to citizens in order to provide standardized services. The healthcare industry in Germany comprises organizations (hospitals, nursing homes, and other institutions providing healthcare facilities), persons (doctors, nurses, and other medical practitioners), and insurance providers that work together for the betterment of society and well being of patients through diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases. In Germany, the government provides support as service providers through healthcare officials, community hospitals, and university clinics. The report forecasts the IT spending of the healthcare industry in Germany over the period 2008-2012. The report also discusses the key market trends in the healthcare industry in Germany. Further, the report elaborates the IT sales drivers and the growth barriers for the healthcare industry in Germany. In addition, the report cites the key vendors and identifies key business issues being faced by the healthcare industry in Germany. This report is meant for IT vendors and intends to help them identify selling opportunities in the healthcare industry in Germany. Further, the identified sales drivers can be used to penetrate these accounts or increase current share of the customer's wallet. Also, the report lists leading IT buyers and provides their brief company profile, along with their IT spending.

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									Healthcare Industry in Germany
       Regional Sector Profile - 2009
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                                            Table of Contents

1. Int roducti on ................................................................................................... 4
2. I T Spendin g an d Forecast ............................................................................... 5
3. Market Trends ................................................................................................. 6
4. Market Segmentation b y Technology Type .................................................... 8
5. Growth Dri vers .............................................................................................. 11
   5.1 Reduced Operation al Costs ................................................................... 11
   5.2 Reducti on in Prices of Software .............................................................. 11
   5.3 Increasi ng Compet iti on and St andardization ......................................... 11
   5.4 I mprovement in Work -fl ow s through Netw orking Infrastructure .............. 11
   5.5 Increasi ng Cust omer Expectations ......................................................... 12
   5.6 Govern ment Pri orit y of IT in Healt hcare .................................................. 12
6. Growth B arri ers ............................................................................................. 13
   6.1 Int erface p robl ems ................................................................................. 13
   6.2 Restricted Hospital b udgets for IT ........................................................... 13
   6.3 Non- uni form Implemen tati on of IT Solutions ............................................ 13
   6.4 Need for Skill ed IT professi onals .............................................................. 13
   6.5 High Expectati on s of Ret urn on Investment ............................................ 13
7. Key V en dors ................................................................................................. 14
   7.1 Phili ps Healthcare ................................................................................... 14
       7.1.1 B usi ness Overview ............................................................................ 14
       7.1.2 Key Products .................................................................................... 14
       7.1.3 Corp orate Headq uart ers .................................................................. 14
   7.2 Siemen s Hea lth care ................................................................................ 15
       7.2.1 B usi ness Overview ............................................................................ 15
       7.2.2 Key Products .................................................................................... 15
       7.2.3 Corp orate Headq uart ers .................................................................. 15
   7.3 Agfa Healthcare ..................................................................................... 16
       7.3.1 B usi ness Overview ............................................................................ 16
       7.3.2 Key Products .................................................................................... 16
       7.3.3 Corp orate Headq uart ers .................................................................. 16
   7.4 GE Health care ........................................................................................ 17
       7.4.1 B usi ness Overview ............................................................................ 17
       7.4.2 Key Products .................................................................................... 17
       7.4.3 Corp orate Headq uart ers .................................................................. 17
   7.5 S AP ......................................................................................................... 18
       7.5.1 B usi ness Overview ............................................................................ 18
       7.5.2 Key Products .................................................................................... 18
       7.5.3 Corp orate Headq uart ers .................................................................. 18




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                                       List of Exhibits

E xhibit 2.1: German y Healthcare I T Spending and Forecast 2008 - 2012
(I n $ million ) ....................................................................................................... 5
E xhibit 4.2.1: M arket Segmentati on by Technology Type - 2008 ......................... 8
E xhibit 4.2.2: M arket Segmentati on by Technology Typ e - 2009 ......................... 9
E xhibit 4.2.3: M arket Segmentati on by Technology Type - 2010 ......................... 9
E xhibit 4.2.4: M arket Segmentati on by Technology Type – 2011 ...................... 10




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