IDC: AI and Cloud top investment priorities by healthcare providers in Asia/Pacific

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IDC has released its recent IDC Public Sector Asia/Pacific (Including Japan Survey 2022 – Healthcare Sector Analysis showing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cloud are the leading technologies that healthcare providers in Asia/Pacific (including Japan) will be investing in in the next three years. 

IDC’s survey report focuses on healthcare providers such as hospitals, clinics, and primary health centres and covers 99 respondents for healthcare providers out of a total of 421 respondents. 

According to IDC, the report gathered important information from IT managers and the healthcare provider industry. IDC said emerging technologies, hybrid working methods, outsourcing priorities, and priority care areas are becoming more common in Asia/Pacific as a part of integrated care.

The report highlights include: chronic care management is the top priority care area to embed ICT for the healthcare providers in Asia/Pacific; 40 per cent of care organisations are preparing for a hybrid work approach which will drive intelligent workspaces and well-connected workplaces; enhancing the confidence of stakeholders is the topmost driving force for Asia/Pacific care providers to adopt a data governance strategy; and systems integration, digital marketing, and remote operations capabilities will find increased outsourcing by healthcare providers.

IDC Asia/Pacific Healthcare Insights Senior Research Magaer Manoj Vallikkat said the priorities of care providers in Asia/Pacific are undergoing an apparent change, driven by their patient-centric care needs and increased focus on clinical data.

“While there will be an investment focus on cloud and AI by the care providers to have better efficiency and agility in handling data, there must also be a focus on structured data generation and ‘explainability’ for AI-based solutions,” Vallikkat stated. 

She added that the approach would guarantee solutions’ acceptability, adaptability, and scalability in predictive and personalised care management moving forward.


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