The COVID-19 outbreak placed Asia Pacific’s healthcare industry on the global stage, with a spotlight on the role technology plays in advancing the discovery, delivery and financing of healthcare.
To provide deeper insights into how technology is revolutionizing the face of patient care for the most populous region in the world, Finn Partners Asia has launched the report What the Tech: Impact of Digital Innovations on Healthcare in Asia.
The report, developed in collaboration with ACCESS Health International, outlines three key trends:
- Digital health is bringing patient care to where it is needed the most: Telemedicine is emerging as an effective channel of diagnosis and treatment. IoT is enabling advanced diagnostics, at-home monitoring and ICT-enabled access to specialist care.
- Innovative fintech solutions can deliver affordable healthcare to Asia: In 8 out of 10 Southeast Asian countries, more than a third of healthcare expenses are paid out-of-pocket by individuals. Integrated partnerships between financial services companies and healthcare services organizations will have a significant role in bringing high quality, affordable care to where people live and work.
- More data, better insights delivered by AI and machine learning: Digital technologies designed to treat or prevent a specific disorder or disease —namely digital therapeutic technologies— are on the rise, and they are making health data collection and aggregation easier.