|Integrated Practice Management Software (IPMS) Market—Primary Care IT 2.0 in Europe, Forecast to 2022|
|IPMS to Elevate Primary Care IT and Meet the Goals of Integrated Care|
There is a high demand for more efficiency of time and resources in General Physician (GP) practices that are extremely strained under the increasing chronic disease burden and decreasing staff numbers. There is also increasing reliance on healthcare information technology, driven by a supportive regulatory environment, and it is contributing to a need to upgrade systems across primary healthcare for efficient functioning which is augmenting market growth.
Across Europe, basic primary care IT is well established, but is limited to patient administration and healthcare information management at a practice level. With the rise of integrated care models, the role of primary care in the healthcare ecosystem is much more than that of a gatekeeper and to meet the demand, practices will have to look at solutions that can manage and share information within and outside the network; thereby, requiring integrated practice management software.