New E-Book by Bankix Systems Ltd. analyses “The Emerging Europe-East Asia Healthcare ICT Markets”.

Jul 16, 2006


With a combined population of over 1.5 billion peoples, nearly a quarter of the world’s population, East Asia no doubt, has a potentially huge market for healthcare information and communication technologies. It also has countries with some of the fastest growing economies worldwide. Even the erstwhile Tiger economies of Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea, have maintained their characteristic impressive growth rates and China has become the second largest world economy in purchasing power parity terms, and not also just its fastest growing key economy, but a major player in sustaining global economic wellbeing. Europe, with a population of almost 730 million and some of the most developed countries in the world also offers significant healthcare ICT market opportunities. The nature and extent of these markets however depend on a variety of factors, some health-related, others not. Many of these factors are common to both regions and indeed, apply to every region and country on the globe. Others are contextual, their dynamics determined by the interplay of socio-demographic, economic, political, and other factors, some of which are internal, and others external to the country or region, all with potential significance for healthcare delivery. This e-book examines the determinants, nature, and scope of the healthcare information and communication technologies markets in these two regions, and the business prospects for software vendors, Telcos operators, and other technology firms of either region in the other.

The e-book also highlights the increasing importance of the health status of any country in its sustainable economic development, and the imperative in view of a variety of constraints, not least fiscal, to pursue with vigor the achievement of the dual healthcare delivery objectives of qualitative health services delivery, cost-effectively and efficiently with which many countries must now live. It analyzes the implications of this imperative for investments in healthcare information and communication technologies, and for market opportunities in these two regions. It also explores the competitive forces that healthcare ICT vendors and operators would encounter in venturing into these emerging markets and the essential requirements for acquiring competitive edge in markets whose emerging dyadic promises prospects and challenges in almost equal measure.

This e-book would interest the public, policymakers, healthcare professionals, health advocacy groups, hospital CEOs and other staff, the media, government agencies, health insurance companies, industry analysts and leaders, and other healthcare stakeholders.