Healthcare Industry in China-2009

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					Healthcare Industry in China
     Regional Sector Profile - 2009
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                                    Table of Contents

1. Introdu cti on ............................................................................. 4
2. China IT Spen ding in Health care and Forecast .................................. 5
3. Market Trends ........................................................................... 6
  3.1 In creased Govern men t Focu s towards Implemen tation of Health
  In formati on Systems (HIS) .......................................................... 6
  3.2 Standardization of HIS an d Compatibility with In ternati onal
  Standards ................................................................................ 6
  3.3 High er Adoption of HIS in Developed Region s in Comparison to
  Devel oping Region s .................................................................... 7
  3.4 Availability of Multi -application In formati on Systems at Lesser Cost . 7
  3.5 Shift of HMIS from Health care Provider - cen tric to Patient - centri c ..... 7
  3.6 Visibl e Impact of Growin g Middl e Class over Health care Servi ces ...... 7
4. Market Segmentati on by Techn ol ogy Type ....................................... 8
5. Growth Drivers ........................................................................ 10
  5.1 Overall Growth of Health care Indu stry ...................................... 10
  5.2 Chan ging Needs of Pati ents ................................................... 10
  5.3 In creasing Govern men t Attenti on ............................................ 10
  5.4 Research & Development Expenditu re ...................................... 10
  5.5 In creasing Number of Pri vate Health care Organizati on s ................ 11
  5.6 In crease in In suran ce Coverage .............................................. 11
6. Growth Barriers ....................................................................... 12
  6.1 Expen si ve Health care Faciliti es ............................................... 12
  6.2 In effective Deci sion Making ................................................... 12
  6.3 Un derdevel oped Software Indu stry .......................................... 12
  6.4 Lack of Standardiz ation ........................................................ 12
7. K ey Vend ors ........................................................................... 13
  7.1 Agfa Health care .................................................................. 13
  7.4 GE Healthcare ..................................................................... 14
  7.3 Kingstar Winning ................................................................. 15
  7.4 Philips Health care ................................................................ 16
  7.5 Si emens Health care ............................................................. 17
  7.6 Toshiba Medical Corporati on .................................................. 18
  7.7 Tianjian Techn ology ............................................................. 19
  7.8 Oth er Ven dors .................................................................... 19




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                                     List of Exhibits

Exhibit 1.1: Chin ese Heal th care IT Spen ding and Forecast 2008 -2012 (In $
million ) ....................................................................................... 5
Exhibit 4.1: Market Segmentati on by Te chn ol ogy Type – 2008 and 2012 .... 8




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1. Introduction
China, having one of the largest Healthcare IT market in Asia-Pacific, has been undergoing
many improvisations in the last five years. Through the adoption of IT in the healthcare
sector there has been standardization of activities, provision of better facilities and
incorporation of data management among the healthcare organizations.


The healthcare market in China comprises healthcare organizations (hospitals, nursing
homes, diagnostic centers, dental hospitals, and clinics), persons (doctors, dentists, nurses
and other caregivers) and health insurance providers. The hospital system in China follows a
three tier system (Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary) according to the level of services
required by patients. Treatment of minor ailments and community service is provided by
primary hospitals. Patients are referred to secondary or tertiary hospitals depending on the
seriousness.


Although, the major investment in the healthcare industry in China is made by the private
sector, the public sector plays a major role in providing healthcare services. Those urban
employees who are covered under the government-operated basic medical insurance
systems are provided with medical facilities at a low
				
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Description: The healthcare industry in China comprises healthcare organizations (hospitals, nursing homes, diagnostic centres, dental hospitals, and clinics), persons (doctors, dentists, nurses and other caregivers) and health insurance providers. The hospital system in China follows a three tier system (Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary) according to the level of services required by patients. Treatment of minor ailments and community service is provided by primary hospitals. Patients are referred to secondary or tertiary hospitals depending on the seriousness. Although, the major investment in the healthcare industry in China is made by the private sector, the public sector plays a major role in providing healthcare services. Those urban employees who are covered under the government-operated basic medical insurance systems are provided with medical facilities at a low cost. In addition, the rural population is also provided with voluntary health insurance through Central Government’s rural co-operative medical system. However, private organizations being more effective and efficient in providing services and facilities are preferred. Chinese healthcare industry being at a growing stage is not subjected to strict regulations by the government. Regulations in the Chinese healthcare market have been undergoing changes owing to implementation of different technologies in this sector. The report forecasts the IT spending of the Healthcare Industry in China over the period 2008-2012.The report also segments the total healthcare IT market in China by technology type. Further, the report discusses the market trends, growth drivers and growth barriers that characterize the Healthcare Industry in China. The report also profiles some of the key vendors in the Healthcare Industry in China.
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