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Business Strategy: The Public-Private Divide in Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Healthcare
Source: http://ca.finance.yahoo.com
Source Date: Monday, January 06, 2014
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Created: Jan 07, 2014

This IDC Health Insights study aims to unearth the common trends that run through the disparate healthcare organizations in the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan), or APEJ. 310 healthcare executives, divided evenly between private and public providers across the region, were interviewed in order to explore their sentiments and adoption plans for general and industry-specific IT solutions.


"While private providers play a significant role in bridging the resource shortage in most countries in the APEJ region, there are vast differences when it comes to IT spending, procurement, and investment patterns between the private and the public sectors," says Sash Mukherjee, research manager, IDC Health Insights, Asia/Pacific. "Public providers generally have more IT budgets, especially when it comes to infrastructure hardware, but the procurement processes tend to be more complicated involving longer negotiations and multiple stakeholders. On the other hand, private providers may have limited budgets and need solutions that are more focused on the business objectives. Provider organizations may be at vastly disparate maturity levels, depending on the country, as well as IT investments. The vendor community will do well to evaluate the individual organizations, before engaging with them."


Table of Contents

IDC Health Insights Opinion

In This Study


Healthcare ICT Industry Definitions

Situation Overview

Recent Trends

The APEJ Healthcare Organization

The APEJ Healthcare IT Department

Medical Tourism in the APEJ Region

Potential Impact

The Approach

Current Level of Healthcare Digitization in APEJ

Horizontal Technologies

Industry-Specific Solutions

Outsourced IT Functions

Future Outlook

Strategic Considerations for IT Investment

Planned IT Investments, 2013

Areas Expecting Increased IT Investments, 2013

Essential Guidance

Actions to Consider

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Figure: APEJ Healthcare Organizations: Public versus Private

Figure: APEJ Healthcare Organizations Surveyed: Bed Size

Figure: APEJ Healthcare Organizations Surveyed: IT Employees

Figure: APEJ Healthcare Organizations Surveyed: Procurement Pattern

Figure: APEJ Healthcare Organizations Surveyed: Targeting Medical Tourism

Figure: The Healthcare Maturity Model

Figure: Penetration of Horizontal Technology in APEJ Healthcare

Figure: Penetration of Industry-Specific Solutions in APEJ Healthcare

Figure: Typical Outsourced IT Functions in APEJ Healthcare

Figure: Strategic Objectives and Business Goals Driving IT Investments in APEJ Healthcare, 2013

Figure: Technology Objectives Driving IT Investments in APEJ Healthcare, 2013

Figure: Planned IT Initiatives in APEJ Healthcare, 2013

Figure: Horizontal Technologies Expecting Increased Investments in APEJ Healthcare, 2013

Figure: Industry-Specific Solutions Expecting Increased Investments in APEJ Healthcare, 2013

Figure: Outsourced IT Functions Expecting Increased Investments in APEJ Healthcare, 2013

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