The health care market represents one of the largest, fastest-growing sectors of the U.S. economy, making up about 17 percent of the countrys gross domestic product. And in 2010, doctors, dentists and other such providers spent more on IT than they did the previous year. More medical experts are buying tablet computers, laptops, smartphones, servers, and data storage and back-up gear as they convert to technologies including electronic medical records, according to CompTIA Inc. (Booth #1236 at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo) in its recent Healthcare IT Market report.
All of that demand adds up to attractive opportunity for IT service providers in the indirect channel.
To that point, CompTIA, a nonprofit trade association, this week is giving Channel Partners Conference & Expo attendees a free look at its 7 Steps to Healthcare IT Success” resources. The tools are aimed helping VARs and other partners build or strengthen their health care practices. And considering that 38 percent of doctors polled by CompTIA are concerned about data security alone, solutions providers will want to be sure to take advantage of the offering.
CompTIA is showcasing resources including videos, instructional pamphlets and best practices. CompTIA members also get additional, free access to CompTIAs Healthcare IT Ambulatory Workflow” information and the 10-Week Guide to Healthcare IT.”
CompTIA developed its curricula with the help of top industry professionals.