In the Dutch healthcare system care providers pay their own ICT investments (and make their own software choices). A late 2009 report by M&I Partners calculated that Dutch care providers in 2008 spent about €1.7 billion on healthcare IT.
Specific figures on EHR expenditure by the government were not given, but are estimated to have been at about €100m in 2008.
The total amount of €1.8 billion is quite high as compared to the health IT spend of the English National Health Service, which in 2008/2009 spent approximately €2 billion.
The figures suggest that The Netherlands (with a population almost exactly one third of England) spends about 2.5 times as much per capita on healthcare IT.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
In 2008, Dutch care providers spent an estimated 1.7B euro on Healthcare IT. In this update: National EHR delayed due impractical pull (centralized) approach.
Posted by Mark J at 9:01 AM