Asia, the Middle East and the United Kingdom are still emerging markets for health information technology, according to a new report by KLAS Enterprises, the Orem, Utah-based health IT market researcher.
The report, like other KLAS research, is not available to the public free of charge. It is one of several planned early ventures by the veteran researcher into reporting on overseas HIT markets.
Report author Doug Tolley said in a news release about the KLAS findings that the three regions the researcher examined are "still an upcoming market." KLAS uses the phrase electronic patient record to describe the systems abroad. Even where clinical systems are in place, use of them is "shallow," according to the KLAS statement, "with relatively few sites doing deep clinical adoption."