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Social Innovation in Southeast Asia

The ASEAN Age of Inclusive Digital Healthcare: A Paradigm Shift

Building a Sustainable and Inclusive Healthcare System

According to World Health Organisation, noncommunicable diseases like diabetes, cancer, and respiratory diseases, are top killers in the South-East Asia Region, claiming an estimated 8.5 million lives annually. Digital health services could help the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries alleviate the challenges in their existing healthcare system and fulfil the rising demand for better healthcare services for their growing population and enables patients to prioritise their health conditions so that practitioners can ensure their patients’ wellbeing, anytime and from anywhere! Hitachi, through its collaborative creation with customers and partners, is working to realise a healthy and sustainable society through its pioneering Social Innovation Business model.

Health issues, poor healthcare infrastructure, and shortage of doctors are omnipresent; challenging times call for a robust digital infrastructure to enable better digital healthcare experiences. Ushering in healthcare innovation, creating a health start-up ecosystem, and building a strong IT infrastructure - all predict a dire need for Southeast Asia to adopt a sustainable digital health model – for generations to come.

Transforming the ASEAN Healthcare Industry -
The Hitachi Way

Improving people's quality of life with sustainable solutions is always at the heart of Hitachi’s ethos. Hitachi’s smart healthcare solutions leverage the twin power of medical and technology innovation to help healthcare providers deliver affordable, value-based healthcare for patients.

Hitachi – A Trusted Partner to ASEAN’s Transformative
Digital Healthcare Journey

Hitachi’s collaboration with Baoviet Insurance has ushered in innovation in Vietnam’s healthcare industry. The collaborative creation aims to integrate digital technologies like AI and big data analysis into the business to raise awareness amongst health enthusiasts in Vietnam to prevent lifestyle-related diseases.

Proton therapy systems, developed by Hitachi’s R&D team bear testimony to Hitachi’s collaboration with medical professionals and institutions like National Cancer Centre Singapore to battle cancer, the number 1 killer in Singapore.

Key Benefits of Hitachi’s Healthcare Solutions

Building the Digital ‘Hospital of the Future’

Digital technologies are the key enabler of sustainable health systems and universal health coverage. While the global pandemic threatened healthcare systems worldwide, it has also been a catalyst for much-needed progress in digitisation by fostering increased adoption of technology and a complete rethink of how hospitals and healthcare centres may evolve.

Globally, the ‘hospital of the future’ is more than the brick-and-mortar setup - a network with flexible capacity and connected by a single digital infrastructure. While being in one physical location, it is also a connected network that is more scalable - flexible enough to deliver complex care to critical patients and provide regular and elective care simultaneously.

Healthcare Without Walls - Moving From Traditional to Digital Model

Aging population, rising demand for beds, demographic and economic changes are encouraging hospitals and governments to optimise inpatient and outpatient settings and integrate innovative digital technologies into traditional services to create a futuristic health system that is more independent and secured.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and What It Means for the ASEAN Healthcare Industry

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is reshaping economies and societies globally through unprecedented, rapid, and transformative changes to the way we live.

Healthcare levels vary greatly in ASEAN and the prevalence of communicable and chronic diseases along with the rising adding population calls for fast disease prevention systems and health care provision centres. Hence, the demand for robust healthcare systems to facilitate greater accessibility and regional cooperation.

Robust Technologies Unifying ASEAN on the Path to Progress

Healthcare Technologies
Augmented Reality (AR)
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Increase life expectancy
  • Boost health care services
  • Ensures timely and affordable treatment
  • Mitigates risks
  • Promotes easy access to health care
  • Enhances efficient resource allocation
  • Used in medical laboratory education
  • Diagnose patients by providing accurate illustrations of a disease
  • The AR market is expected to reach USD 72.8 billion by 2024, globally
  • Limitless simulations and data-driven scenarios to gauge the medical scenarios
  • AI-powered chatbots reduce the need for physical visits with doctors
  • AI has the potential to contribute about USD 1 trillion to ASEAN’s GDP
Healthcare Technologies
  • Increase life expectancy
  • Boost health care services
  • Ensures timely and affordable treatment
  • Mitigates risks
  • Promotes easy access to health care
  • Enhances efficient resource allocation
Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Used in medical laboratory education
  • Diagnose patients by providing accurate illustrations of a disease
  • The AR market is expected to reach USD 72.8 billion by 2024, globally
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Limitless simulations and data-driven scenarios to gauge the medical scenarios
  • AI-powered chatbots reduce the need for physical visits with doctors
  • AI has the potential to contribute about USD 1 trillion to ASEAN’s GDP

Hitachi’s Healthcare Solutions Promise a Sustainable Future

For ASEAN to tackle healthcare challenges, access to affordable healthcare is important. Hitachi Social Innovation is Powering Good through its collaborative co-creation and technology innovation and is contributing to the digital transformation of the ASEAN healthcare sector.

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Date of Release: July 2022