The Asian population is marked by rising wealth and better-informed citizenry, and with this comes increasing demand for quality healthcare. In fact, healthcare has become one of the top priorities for many countries in the region. While different countries have different levels of maturity in their digital transformation journeys, a few common themes still ail the state of healthcare in Asia. Among them are:

The rise of tech-savvy patients. Consumers are taking increased ownership of their own health. With the wide availability of health information online, patients are now better informed and do not take what clinicians and caregivers say at face value. They also embrace technology such as fitness wearables and apps to optimise their own health.

Increased costs drive up value expectations. People are expecting greater value from healthcare services due to high medical expenses. However, issues such as legacy systems, inefficient…

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