Updated on 30 May 2014
Illustration by Anil Babu
The digital wave has swept the world. The healthcare industry too, not remaining unaffected has plugged in and is dancing the digital tune.
As demand for better quality healthcare in the APAC region increases, the industry has reacted in an equally strong and aggressive way to deliver digital solutions for almost all of man's healthcare needs.
The global healthcare spending as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will average 10.5 percent globally in 2014.
Fuelled by increasing populations and affluence, the Asian region has in specific recorded a rapidly growing demand for better provision and quality of healthcare.
A testimony of the tremendous growth of this industry is that the overall health expenditure has increased two and half-times between 1998 and 2010, reaching over $68 billion.