IDC Releases 10 Predictions of China’s Healthcare Industry in 2021

Beijing/ In the treatment, prevention and control of the covid-19 epidemic, informatization has played a huge role. Digitization and intelligence are accelerating the digital transformation of the entire healthcare industry chain, namely, life sciences and medical services And the digital transformation of health management, and medical insurance, which guarantees the smooth operation of the medical and health industry chain, also complements each other and joins the digital transformation of the entire medical and health industry.

In 2021 and the following years, continuous medical and health reform and digital transformation and upgrading will be the direct driving force for the development of the medical and health industry. Medical reform has shifted from focusing on hospitals in the past to reforms in new drug development, medical insurance payment and other fields. The medical information software architecture has entered the upgrade channel, comprehensively migrated to cloud computing and big data, and new technology applications such as artificial intelligence (including medical imaging) AI, CDSS, etc.), robots, AR/VR, smart wearable devices, etc. are becoming more mature. The operation of Internet hospitals will be combined with the physical diagnosis and treatment process of the hospital. The clinical trials of new drug development and clinical treatment will be combined to form an integrated medical model. , And bear the application of various new technologies.

IDC recently released “IDC FutureScape: Global Healthcare Industry Forecast for 2021-China’s Enlightenment”, which provides a roadmap for the technology development of the healthcare industry from 2021 to 2026. It contains 10 front-end predictions for the development of the healthcare industry and integrates them for the Chinese market. Viewpoints. Each forecast includes an assessment of the time and complexity of the forecast content becoming “mainstream” in the market, as well as the impact of the forecast on IT, and provides technology buyers with recommendations for the adoption and deployment of these technologies for the Chinese healthcare industry It includes institutions and enterprises in the fields of medical care, medical insurance, medicine, life sciences, health management, etc., in formulating development strategies and digital transformation strategies.

IDC FutureScape’s predictions for China’s healthcare industry are as follows:

Prediction 1: By 2022, the economic fragility and fragility of medical service capabilities caused by the new coronary pneumonia pandemic will prompt 20% of medical institutions to adopt integrated integrated medical solutions to ensure and improve disease treatment results.

Prediction 2: By the end of 2021, approximately 70% of wristband wearable device companies will release products with algorithms and functions for early detection of signs of potential infectious diseases, including detection of COVID-19 and influenza.

Prediction 3: With the emergence of the new coronavirus and the gradual expansion of the risk of infectiousness, the digital investment of life science companies in the development of vaccines and drugs using real-world evidence will double by 2022.

Prediction 4: Due to the threat of the new coronavirus epidemic, life sciences and medical institutions will increase their investment in artificial intelligence and advanced analytics by 30% by 2022 to avoid the danger of future supply chain disruption.

Prediction 5: By 2023, 65% of patients will receive medical services through digital medical portals, because medical institutions are looking for better ways to improve access, participation and experience of all medical services.

Prediction 6: Driven by COVID-19, by 2023, networked digital telemedicine and clinical trials will drive medical institutions and life science companies’ spending on Internet medical technology to increase by 50%.

Prediction 7: By 2024, 30% of medical insurance products will have the two characteristics of standardization or individualization, corresponding to two groups respectively. These insurance products will be portable and integrated with the determinants of healthy society.

Prediction 8: By 2024, the surge in data will cause 60% of the IT infrastructure of medical institutions to be built on a data platform that will use artificial intelligence to improve process automation and decision-making.

Prediction 9: In order to enable healthcare professionals to conduct immersive training and improve customer experience, by 2025, 50% of medical institutions will shift from proof of concept to full deployment of AR/VR technology.

Prediction 10: In 2025, 65% of medical imaging workflows will use artificial intelligence to detect underlying diseases and guide clinical interventions, and 50% of workflows will use teleradiology to share research and improve access to radiologists.

IDC FutureScape 2021 forecast season officially opened. Top 10 prediction series of thematic videos have been launched successively, covering areas including the overall ICT market, smart terminal market (computers, smart phones, smart homes, commercial large screens, tablets, automobiles, user experience, etc.), enterprise IT markets (cloud computing, Digital infrastructure, digital innovation software, etc.), emerging technology markets (artificial intelligence, blockchain, network security, etc.), and vertical industry research (finance, government, smart cities, manufacturing, etc.).

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