Health Care Slideshow: IT Spending Due for Health Care Bump

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 05-10-2010

IT Spending Due for Health Care Bump

32 million new patients entering the health-care system by 2019.

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$5 billion spent by 2015 among federal/state/local government agencies on IT to implement reform.

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$52.5 billion lost annually among states due to Medicaid waste, fraud - further driving demand for IT solutions.

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55% of total federal improper payments in FY2009 tracked to Medicare ($24.1 billion), Medicaid ($18.1 billion).

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$1 billion or more will be spent by the fed Health Department on IT to address Medicaid, Medicare and other areas.

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$1.65 billion:

minimum IT investment will be needed for IRS to handle verification/documentation for premium/cost-sharing subsidies.

$1.65 billion:

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16,500 new employees could be hired by IRS to handle increased demands.

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Top IT Solutions in Demand:

Records management, imaging hardware/software, billing systems.

Top IT Solutions in Demand:

Other Significant Needs:

Diagnostic equipment, larger databases/storage systems, mobile software, Web portals.

Other Significant Needs: