Despite the high stakes of data vulnerabilities to the entire healthcare system, governments in Asia lag behind in mandating cybersecurity measures, leaving manufacturers to install and maintain systems to protect against cyber criminals.
Fueled by an urgent need for diagnostic testing to respond to COVID-19, the in-vitro diagnostics market is experiencing explosive growth across Asia and around the globe.
Across Asia, government health and safety authorities have tightened regulations on medical devices this year, as markets continue to experience rapid change, and as the devices themselves gain sophistication and complexity at a blistering pace.
In general, the Asian markets have controlled the COVID-19 virus successfully outside of China, but its effect has still led to new developments and trends.
These countries have been more successful with managing the virus than the United States and the European Union.
COVID-19 is driving patients to seek telehealth solutions, and it won’t be a short-term boom.
The immense challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic are fueling interest in cloud computing among vaccine researchers, clinicians, healthcare companies and patients across Asia.
With the Covid-19 pandemic increasingly forcing healthcare testing, diagnosis and treatment online, the promise of augmented and virtual reality is drawing deepening interest in Asia’s medtech market.
The Chinese government is investing heavily in the development of new technologies that leverage AI. This includes solutions to address the COVID-19 outbreak.
Across the continent, governments and hospitals are purchasing robotics systems from abroad as well as developing the technologies themselves.