Updated on 16 January 2014
Focus on Collaboration and Efficiency
Healthcare organizations are shifting gears from investment to returns. While significant amount has been spent on digitization and adoption of sophisticated tools, the impact and return on investment is not perceivable. Healthcare consumers, payers and providers will place much greater emphasis on efficiency and cost reduction through improved collaboration across departments and organizations.
Private care services to expand
The private healthcare services industry is still in a strong growth phase, with key players eyeing expansion activities in countries such as China and Indonesia where the addressable market remains untapped. The focus on cross border treatment is also driving new partnerships and services where healthcare services merge with hospitality services. The trends and market dynamics of 2014 are a product of the consumer-driven reform in healthcare systems across the Asia-Pacific Healthcare industry. Industry stakeholders are working towards the vision of Smart Communities where concerted advancements in healthcare as well as other industries pave way for the progress of the society as a whole.