The market for high-acuity information systems (HAIS) in Europe consists of surgical information systems (SIS), critical care information systems (CCIS), perinatal information systems (PNIS), and emergency information systems (EDIS). Despite a dip in unit sales due to the European economic crisis in 2012, the overall market will experience growth through to 2016, especially as the eurozone economies recover towards the end of the forecast period. The SIS market will experience the most rapid growth because hospitals use these systems to increase the efficiency and workflow of their operating rooms through the use of perioperative information systems (POIS). Limited hospital budgets as a result of the economic crisis will, however, slow market growth. Facilities are becoming more selective about the systems they acquire and are more willing to delay both new and replacement purchases of HAIS. As well, many hospitals are focusing on acquiring other health care IT solutions - such as hospital information systems and electronic medical records - as a priority over HAIS. Nonetheless, the overall expansion of the HAIS market in Europe will be driven by the need for greater efficiency, improved workflow, error reduction, and data analytics in high-acuity environments.