Telehealthcare to Dominate APAC's Health Sector

Telehealthcare to Dominate APAC's Health Sector

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Tuesday, September 13, 2022

People in the APAC region are making a major shift to telehealthcare facilities, contributing to its elevated growth in the forecast period.

FREMONT, CA: Countries in the Asia-Pacific region are reaching a new zenith via technology-enabled healthcare platforms to facilitate real-time consultations. That is, when established initially, telehealth platforms were in their pilot stages due to which its yielded income was not upto the mark. However, the post-pandemic period influenced the telehealth sector hugely, and people, especially in the APAC region, are adapting to its tremendous facilities on a large scale.

Similarly, various research has drawn insights calculating the robust future that the telehealth sector holds. Accordingly, with 2024 as an anticipated forecast period, the virtual healthcare domain is gaining monumental significance in the Asia-Pacific region. Indonesia aims at accelerating nearly 72 per cent in the forecast time. Meanwhile, Malaysia and Philippines may experience a boom in the domain by 70 per cent with India raising the telehealth adaption rate to 68 per cent. In addition, Singapore and Australia are also expected to screen positive outcomes with a mammoth increase of 60 and 56 per cent, respectively.

Alongside this, the survey demonstrates the accelerated pace of patients’ shift towards telemedicine. Developed as an alternative treatment facilitator during the pandemic, the sector managed to secure its unique identity in people’s minds due to its undeniable perks such as efficiency, time-saving, and accessibility. Hence, people in the APAC region are expected to adapt to this evolving healthcare feature at a quick pace during the forecast period. Likewise, medical practitioners also hold a positive view of this evolving convenience-favoured healthcare. Virtual health not only contributes to saving people’s time, energy, and money but also the physicians’ due to its real-time connectivity. Hence, medical specialists' adoption of telehealth facilities is also impended to elevate in the forecast period by employing its access in various reputed hospitals. Therefore, nearly 56 per cent of medical therapists claim that virtual mode consultations can be the effective primary stage treatments for patients in the future periods.

However, digital mode consultations lack certain aspects in treating severe ailments. For instance, say, when a patient suffers from renal failure, he can be counselled about the precautions that he has to undertake owing to his medical condition. Yet, a dialysis procedure or a kidney transplant requires physical interaction. Telehealth enables patients to communicate with physicians in no time and monitors them endlessly. Thus, with providers’ careful selection of digital technologies to supply customers and physicians, an unprecedented rise in telehealthcare usage can be expected during the forecast period.

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