The global radiology information systems market size was valued at USD 900.4 million in 2022 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.19% from 2023 to 2030. The market is expected to grow due to the increasing population, rising number of radiology professionals and practices, investments in R&D activities, and preference for cloud-based solutions. Moreover, the number of patients suffering from chronic diseases such as cancer, COPD, arthritis, osteoporosis, and others has increased significantly in recent years. This is increasing the demand for medical imaging which in turn is driving the radiology information system (RIS) market growth.
Computerized medical imaging provides interactive documents that are secure and convenient. These documents can be accessed across various healthcare departments. RIS provides a communication link between primary physicians and imaging departments for better care coordination, which can be beneficial for the timely diagnosis or treatment of the patients. Such factors are anticipated to bode well for market growth.
Healthcare providers using certified RIS software are eligible to receive financial incentives. The care providers need to demonstrate stage 2 meaningful use of the software. Eligible professionals receive upwards of USD 63,750 from Medicaid and upwards of USD 44,000 from Medicare. This government initiative is a major contributor to the increased adoption of RIS software by radiologists and medical imaging professionals.
Modern medical informatics solutions offer many benefits by integrating general HIS with other software such as Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) for diagnostic images and RIS for scheduling and diagnostic reporting. In April 2019, Hologic, Inc. announced the launch of the Trident HD specimen in Canada. The Trident HD system is an advanced radiography solution delivering enhanced image quality and workflow, along with quick sample verification in breast-conserving procedures and stereotactic breast biopsies.
Post COVID Outlook
The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the market, especially in the first half of 2020. As per an article published in the journal Radiology, the volume of imaging tests declined by 40-50% in the U.S. in 2020. The decline was much greater for outpatient imaging volume when compared to inpatient and emergency departments.
Gradual increase in patient volume post-pandemic and resume of elective imaging procedures are likely to boost the market.
During COVID-19, key players scaled back operations in countries such as China, the U.S., and India due to supply chain disruptions. This disruption has had a direct impact on companies involved in developing radiology information systems in this region.
New product development is expected to give a boost to the market. For instance, in December 2021, Sirona Medical Inc. announced the launch of a cloud-native radiology operating system (RadOS) at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
RIS surge the efficiency of recording and billing activities. Further, healthcare facilities such as hospitals are also progressively using cloud technology and related services to improve operational efficiency. In addition, heavy investment by the medical institutions in developed countries is boosting market growth. For instance, in September 2019, FUJIFILM Corporation installed SYNAPSE in Peerless Hospital in India. SYNAPASE will provide hospitals with various IT solutions such as Synapse PACS, Radis RIS, and others.
Based on deployment mode, the RIS market is segmented into, web-based, on-premise, and cloud-based. The web-based segment dominated the market with a share of 77.5% in 2022. Web-based RIS is designed to evolve clinical and business needs across the continuum of care and help connect patient information to any required destination. For instance, McKesson’s RIS features a wide range of Electronic Health records (EHR) and offers cloud-based and server-based solutions, enhancing physician workflow and quality care.
The cloud-based segment is expected to have significant growth with a CAGR of 11.26% during the forecast period. Compared to the direct purchase model, cloud-hosted services are very affordable. Instead of purchasing the entire model, consumers can subscribe to the latest version at a low price. Since data is stored on external servers, cloud-based systems are easily accessible online. Cloud-based RIS can be integrated with Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms to form comprehensive software. Such AI tools allow physicians to provide accurate and faster diagnosis and can be integrated with any third-party AI tool.
Small to medium-sized hospitals that cannot afford to spend on high-end hardware are particularly well suited for the cloud-based RIS due to their low cost. Additionally, cloud-based RIS allows doctors and medical professionals to control, who has access to personal data, thereby ensuring greater safety. On the other hand, the on-premise segment is expected to register slow growth during the forecast period.
Based on the product, the market is bifurcated into, integrated RIS and standalone RIS. The integrated RIS segment dominated the overall market with a share of 67.6% in 2022 and is expected to grow with the highest CAGR of 10.34% during the forecast period. RIS and PACS have their database, especially, if both systems are obtained from separate vendors. However, integrated RIS includes RIS-PACS solution with a single worklist generated during registration improving workflow processes across the business platform. The growth of integrated RIS has simplified and streamlined workflows within radiology departments, allowing staff to focus on the task at hand.
Traditionally, radiology service providers used RIS to track individual images and associated data. However, with the extensive use of EHR platforms and the wide adoption of digitized images and PACS systems, radiology departments include a comprehensive clinical workflow of the entire medical facility within the RIS.
The standalone RIS segment is expected to grow owing to increasing government initiatives to boost the adoption of RIS. For instance, in February 2020, the Government of Uttarakhand partnered with KareXpert Technologies. Under the terms of the agreement, the company would expand its RIS/PACS, HIMS, EMR/EHR.telemedicine, and other services in the Nainital district.
In terms of end-use, the market is segmented into hospitals & clinics, outpatient department, and others. Hospitals and clinics held the maximum revenue share of 81.1% in 2022. The major installation of RIS is in hospitals to maintain the patient record in the form of a database that consists of comprehensive data for scheduling, patient tracking, image tracking, and result reporting.
Big healthcare IT corporations are involved in the integration of all hospital database that connects all the systems and equipment of a care setting. For instance, Infosys HIS focuses mainly on the EMR and IT-driven clinical transformation to maximize value for products by including RIS, Laboratory Information System (LIS), Pharmacy Information System (PIS), and Practice Management System (PMS).
The outpatient department (OPD) is expected to show considerable growth with a CAGR of 10.97% during the forecast period. This can be attributed to the increase in the number of outpatient visits. Furthermore, a gradual shift of patients towards outpatient settings and improving health coverage are favoring the growth of the segment.
North America led the overall market with a revenue share of 40.6% in 2022. The U.S. market growth can be attributed to the advancement in the RIS, an increase in the number of radiologists, and the introduction of new software systems by current providers. The launch of comprehensive RIS with integrated PACS has made the medical imaging procedure systematic and easier resulting in patient compliance and further leading to regional growth.
Asia Pacific is expected to register the highest CAGR of 11.40% during the forecast period. The rising number of outsourcing services in the Asia Pacific along with growing awareness about the importance of workflow management at hospitals, clinics, and diagnostic laboratories is responsible for the demand for RIS in the region.
Europe is projected to become the second largest region during the forecast period, owing to the early adoption of advanced technologies and the increasing prevalence of diseases in this region. The market in MEA is likely to propel owing to improving health infrastructure and rising investment in healthcare IT.
The market is characterized by an increase in partnerships and acquisitions to strengthen the market presence of the players. For instance, in March 2019, Koninklijke Philips N.V.announced that it signed an agreement to acquire the Healthcare Information Systems (HCIS) business of Carestream Health Inc., a medical imaging and healthcare IT solutions provider for imaging centers and other specialty medical clinics. The deal is expected to expand Philips’s geographical reach, medical imaging customer base, and healthcare IT portfolio. Some of the prominent players in the global radiology information systems market include:
General Electric Company
Koninklijke Philips N.V.
Siemens Healthineers AG
All scripts Healthcare, LLC
Epic Systems Corporation
Pro Medicus, Ltd.
Market size value in 2023
USD 987.2 million
Revenue forecast in 2030
USD 1.9 billion
CAGR of 10.19% from 2023 to 2030
Base year for estimation
2016 - 2021
2023 - 2030
Revenue in USD million, CAGR from 2023 to 2030
Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, trends
Deployment mode, product, end-use, region
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa (MEA)
U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Japan; China; India; Australia; South Korea, Brazil; Mexico; Argentina, South Africa, Saudi Arabia
Key companies profiled
Oracle; General Electric Company; IBM; Koninklijke Philips N.V.; Siemens Healthineers AG; All scripts Healthcare, LLC; Epic Systems Corporation; McKesson Corporation; MedInformatix, Inc.; eRAD; Pro Medicus, Ltd
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This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global radiology information systems market report based on deployment mode, product, end-use, and region:
Deployment Mode Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2030)
Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2030)
End-Use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2030)
Hospitals & Clinics
Outpatient Department (OPD)
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2030)
Middle East & Africa
b. The global radiology information systems market size was estimated at USD 900.4 million in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 987.2 million in 2023.
b. The global radiology information systems market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.19% from 2023 to 2030 to reach USD 1.9 billion by 2030.
b. North America dominated the radiology information systems market with a share of 40.6% in 2022. This is attributable to the advancement in the RIS, an increase in the number of radiologists, and the introduction of new software systems by current providers.
b. Some key players operating in the radiology information systems market are Allscripts; Cerner Corporation; Epic Systems Corporation; McKesson Corporation; GE Healthcare; Siemens Healthcare; Philips Healthcare; Merge Healthcare; and MedInformatix, Inc.
b. Key factors that are driving the market growth include the rising population, investments in R&D activities, rising number of radiology professionals and practices, and preference for web based solutions.
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