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US will continue to be the largest market for health IT, due to incentives being given by the government for health IT purchases.
According to a report from Global Industry Analysts, the global market for health IT products is forecasted to reach $66 billion by 2020. This increase will be mostly driven by the desire of providers to increase profitability
Cardiologists in the US are also taking advantage of these incentive payments by fulfilling Meaningful Use requirements. The number of cardiologists receiving Meaningful Use incentive payments in the US increased to a total of 12,948 by March 2013. Over the preceding 12 months, this number represents an increase of 9,279 cardiologists who qualified for payment incentives. This also exceeded the American College of Cardiology’s informal goal of additional 8000 cardiologists.
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