A new report by ReportsnReports suggests that the South African Healthcare IT market will grow at 8.8 percent by 2016.
“One of the key factors contributing to healthcare IT market growth in South Africa is the increasing need to store patient information and use it to provide appropriate/better healthcare services,” the report said.
“The healthcare IT market in South Africa has been witnessing the increased application of mobile technology. However, the high capital needed to adopt IT systems/technology could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.”
The country has seen many developments that merge mobile technology with health care. Vodafone has come up with programmes that aim to improve the health sectors. From patient management service to tools that help medical practitioners.