Half of APAC healthcare organisations to increase IT spending

With COVID-19 vaccinations underway in many countries, more than 45 percent of healthcare organisations in the Asia-Pacific region are planning to increase IT spending to prepare for the next normal, according to IDC.

The India Healthcare Sector: Defining the Path Ahead report also noted that the COVID-19 outbreak became a test of resiliency, particularly for the healthcare sector.

About 46 percent of healthcare organisations in the region believed that resiliency is tightly linked with introducing new business model innovation.

According to Manoj Vallikkat, Research Manager of IDC Asia/Pacific Healthcare Insights, it is clear that the IT spend by the healthcare providers is set to increase in 2021, particularly on technologies such as artificial intelligence and Internet of Things.

“This is the time tech providers prioritise increased collaboration with tech buyers to have a clear understanding of the patient touchpoints to be addressed. Although technology plays a vital role in successfully designing a solution, moving ahead, tech providers and start-ups should focus on user-friendliness and regulatory compliance in their solutions to ensure acceptability and scalability,” he said.

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