Uptake Of eHealth Increases In Asia Pacific

BMI Core View: Telecare will generate significant revenue in both developed and emerging markets. Growth in the number of mobile phone users and wireless subscribers and advances in the innovative application of communication technology will transform the delivery of healthcare across the world, providing significant opportunities to companies looking to invest in the telecare sector.

BMI defines telecare as the use of mobile and internet technology to provide clinical care and non-clinical services such as health education, disease surveillance and drug monitoring. It is our view that a number of factors - including the continued growth in demand for and delivery of healthcare, the continued growth in mobile and broadband subscribers and penetration rates, and the growing sophistication of the infrastructure of communication networks - are driving new opportunities in telecare across the globe.

The Australian government has announced the expansion of the national personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) to include pathology and diagnostic imaging results in the eHealth records of patients. Information such as blood test and X-ray results will be stored online once the functionality is launched in early 2014. PCEHR was introduced in July 2012 and has approximately 520,000 individual records.

Higher Connectivity In Developed Countries
Number Of Internet Users Per 100 Inhabitants

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Sector: Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare
Geography: Asia, Asia, Europe, Japan, Asia, Asia

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