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This IDC Health Insights top 10 healthcare predictions study identifies major trends that will impact the Asia/Pacific healthcare IT landscape in 2013. The study provides an analysis of market dynamics and trends affecting the acquisition, implementation, and use of technology by healthcare providers for the delivery and management of care both within the hospitals, as well as through the care continuum. It also seeks to address key issues, drivers, and challenges that healthcare executives must address as they perform their roles, especially around strategic planning, IT investment decision making, and technology project delivery.
"2012 has been an interesting year for Asia/Pacific healthcare IT. As predicted, Australia has launched an active effort to support healthcare providers with health information security standards, and provide guidance around security, privacy and access issues. This sets the stage for more consumers registering for their ehealth records, which will encourage personal health management. In Singapore, too, as the focus shifts from the acute care sector to the primary care sector and the individual, personal health management will become a reality. This will trickle down to other countries, including the urban, middle-income group in developing countries," says Sash Mukherjee, research manager, IDC Health Insights, Asia/Pacific.
"From a technology perspective, healthcare IT executives will look toward converged healthcare solutions, so that the advanced capabilities can be leveraged when future needs arise."