Healthcare Industry in APAC - IT Market Assessment 2009-2013 by InfinitiResearch

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The Healthcare industry in APAC is undergoing a transformation phase, wherein countries across this region are revamping their healthcare delivery systems. Many countries like China, India, Malaysia, etc are implementing IT to automate services, digitalize medical records, and offer integrated capabilities to connect various medical devices. The focus is to optimize various healthcare business processes with the usage of varied software applications. In the future, it is likely that there will be increased usage of mobile technology and shared services model in the healthcare delivery system. Australia and China represent the highest Healthcare IT spending across the globe.
It was witnessed that even during the economic turmoil, the IT spending in healthcare in many Asian countries remained stable as it was majorly funded by government and public funds. There are a few other countries such as Taiwan, Singapore, etc., who, despite lower percentage of IT spending, provide quality healthcare services. Developing Asian countries such as China, India continue to spend huge money in the IT infrastructure development in the Healthcare industry.
IT in healthcare offers several benefits, such as providing seamless connectivity and managing information; thus, offering secure access to patient information. Further, hospitals' effort to become patient-centric, enhance patient safety and manage their resources and revenue stream in a better way continue to drive IT spending in Healthcare. In addition, increased government support to automate the healthcare delivery services offers potential growth for IT adoption in the APAC Healthcare industry.
However, there are several limitations that influence the adoption of IT in the Healthcare industry of APAC. Some of the challenges include IT regulatory compliance, integration policies, high cost of information systems, and high post sale support & maintenance expenses.
This report highlights the scope of the Healthcare Indu

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              Assessment

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                                             Healthcare Industry in APAC - IT Market Assessment




                                            Table of Contents
1. Introduction...........................................................................................................3
2. Market Size and Forecast.........................................................................................5
3. Market Size and Forecast.........................................................................................6
4. Geographic Segmentation.......................................................................................7
5. Market Trends in Healthcare IT in APAC....................................................................8
6. Market Drivers in Healthcare IT in APAC.................................................................10
7. Market Challenges in Healthcare IT in APAC............................................................12
8. Vendors..............................................................................................................13
9. Related Reports in this Series................................................................................21



                                              List of Exhibits
Exhibit 2.1: Healthcare Industry in APAC – Market Size & Forecast 2009-2013 (In $billion). 5
Exhibit 3.1: Healthcare IT spending in APAC & Forecast 2009-2013 (In $billion).................6
Exhibit 4.1: Geographic Segmentation -2009.................................................................7




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1. Introduction

Healthcare   Information Technology     (HIT) provides a comprehensive       framework for
management and exchange of health information within various entities. Healthcare IT is
segmented into computerized systems (hardware), applications (software), communication
& networking, and IT services. The adoption of IT into healthcare system automates
various functions of hospital management, improves the operational effectiveness, quality
of service; consequently, enhancing the quality of care.




The Healthcare industry in APAC is undergoing a transformation phase, wherein countries
across this region are revamping their healthcare delivery systems. Many countries like
China, India, Malaysia, etc., are implementing IT to automate services, digitalize medical
records, and offer integrated capabilities to connect various medical devices. The focus is to
optimize various healthcare business processes with the usage of varied software
applications. In the future, it is likely that there will be increased usage of mobile
technology and shared services model in the healthcare delivery system. Australia and
China represent the highest Healthcare IT spending across APAC.

It was witnessed that even during the economic turmoil, the IT spending in healthcare in
many Asian countries remained stable as it was majorly funded by government and public
funds. There are a few other countries such as Taiwan, Singapore, etc., who, despite lower
percentage of IT spending, provide quality healthcare services. Developing Asian countries
such as China, India continue to spend huge money in the IT infrastructure development in
the Healthcare industry.

IT in healthcare offers several benefits, such as providing seamless connectivity and
managing information; thus, offering secure access to patient information. Further,
hospitals' effort to become patient-centric, enhance patient safety and manage their
resources and revenue stream in a better way continue to drive IT spending in Healthcare.
In addition, increased government support to automate the healthcare delivery service
offers potential growth for IT adoption in the APAC Healthcare industry.

However, there are several limitations that influence the adoption of IT in the Healthcare
industry of APAC. Some of the challenges include IT regulatory compliance, integration




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policies, high cost of information systems, and high post sale support & maintenance
expenses.

This report highlights the scope of the Healthcare Industry in APAC - IT Market Assessment
2009-2013 along with trends, drivers, growth inhibitors and a few major vendors in the
market.




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