News | PACS | March 03, 2017

Government Initiatives to Boost the Global PACS Market Through 2021

Technavio report cites cloud-based applications, teleradiology as trends driving increased PACS adoption

Technavio report, global PACS market, through 2021

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March 3, 2017 — According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global picture archiving and communication system (PACS) market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of close to 6 percent through 2021.

This research report titled ‘Global Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) Market’ provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. This report also includes an up-to-date analysis and forecasts for various market segments and all geographical regions.

The market research analysis categorizes the global PACS market into three major product segments. They are:

  • Global mini PACS market;
  • Global mid-end PACS; and
  • Global enterprise PACS market.

Global mini PACS market

The global mini PACS market is expected to grow at a steady pace due to the increase in adoption rate. In most developed countries, small hospitals are being acquired by large medical facilities. These small hospitals have limited infrastructure and investment in PACS helps in their development as reference laboratories. The rise in adoption of mini PACS in emerging markets is due to the rise in the number of small hospitals and government initiatives moving toward centralized healthcare IT systems.

According to Srinivas Sashidhar, a lead analyst at Technavio for medical imaging research, “The Americas has recorded increased installations of mini PACS in the recent years. However, it is expected that during the forecast period APAC [Asia-Pacific] would lead the global mini PACS market. Cost reduction by vendors would increase the affordability of these PACS in the emerging markets of APAC and EMEA [Europe, the Middle East and Africa].”

Global mid-end PACS

The global mid-end PACS market is expected to grow at a rapid pace, due to an increase in adoption rate and growing demand for integrated teleradiology network. The improvement in the healthcare information technology (IT) sector has triggered the installation of integrated systems. Mid-end PACS helps in connecting multi-modality departments and small hospitals, which helps in the enhancement of patient care. Hospitals with 250-500 beds and department-specific diagnostic centers are the primary end-users of mid-end PACS. These medical facilities have a sound infrastructure with moderate patient inflow in both emerging and developed markets.

Global enterprise PACS market

The global enterprise PACS market is expected to grow at a steady pace due to a moderate rise in adoption rate. The change in the healthcare IT sector triggers the installation of integrated systems. PACS radiology helps in connecting multi-modality departments and hospitals, which, in turn, helps in the enhancement of patient care. The adoption rate is expected to increase during the forecast period with the reduction in cost by vendors.

“Cloud-based applications are beneficial in collating medical imaging data in enterprise PACS. These PACS help in connecting one medical facility to another. The huge inflow of data is controlled by these PACS, allowing data sharing and management,” said Srinivas.

The top vendors highlighted by Technavio’s healthcare and life sciences market research analysts in this report are:

  • GE Healthcare;
  • Philips;
  • Agfa-Gevaert;
  • McKesson; and
  • Fujifilm.

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