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Publication date: 22 Apr 2024

IDC: Over 50% of Asia/Pacific Healthcare Providers to Boost Spending on Patient Apps in 2024


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SINGAPORE, 22 April 2024 – According to a recent IDC report, Hospital@Home: Future of Low-Acute Care Management in Asia/Pacific, Hospital-at-Home (H@H) care shift is gaining momentum in the Asia/Pacific*, propelled by the evolving ecosystem, pilot initiatives, and focus on tech investments to ensure seamless and reliable connectivity.

This IDC report features the current landscape in Asia/Pacific* covering the pilot studies and care shifts across the countries, addressing the specific disease conditions that are eligible for remote care management. The report also highlights the key driving forces such as increasing NCDs (Non-Communicable Diseases), desire for ageing-in-place, intend to prevent HAIs (Hospital Acquired Infections) and the need to optimize patient capacity at large hospitals.

The report also covers the different models of H@H program and emphasizes the necessity for prioritizing DX to ensure the transformation of H@H from a promising concept into a mainstream healthcare delivery model.

Other Highlights of the report include:

  • IDC’s 2023 Future Enterprise Resiliency and Spending Survey shows that patient experience (PX) initiative projects are set to be immune to budget restrictions.
  • IDC predicts that by 2026, a doubling of hospital-at-home patients will propel a 55% growth in investments in tech-enabled integrated care initiatives to address patient safety, workforce, and care access concerns in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan).
  • IDC’s 2024 Future Enterprise Resiliency and Spending Survey shows that healthcare providers are set to have increased spending on “patient engagement apps” in 2024, compared to that in 2023.

"Hospital@Home programs are gaining traction, offering patients the comfort of their own homes while receiving hospital-level care and promising care providers efficient use of resources. However, to reach full potential, these programs need to be supported with an enhanced digital infrastructure, including connectivity and clinical data platforms ensuring health equity and health literacy,” says Manoj Vallikkat, senior research manager, IDC Health Insights, Asia/Pacific.

“By merging hospital-at-home programs with clinical data intelligence, healthcare providers can promise more efficient, and seamless personalized care management," ends Vallikkat.

For more information on this IDC document, please contact Manoj Vallikkat at For media inquiries, please contact Miguel Carreon at or Michael de la Cruz at

*Asia/Pacific including Japan


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