Beyond Telemedicine: New Frontiers of Healthtech in Southeast Asia
Despite its late start, Southeast Asia is now catching up with the rest of the globe with its rapidly accelerating technological adoptions. Changes that were expected to take a half-decade took place in just a year, as the pandemic forced the market to conform to more digital innovations coming from conservative and intricate industries such as healthcare.
According to an annual report from Facebook Inc. and Bain & Co, almost 8 in 10 people (78%) among Southeast Asia’s population of 15-year-olds and above will be digital consumers by the end of 2021. The region’s online transaction growth has also outpaced Brazil, China, and India, with healthcare listed as one of these new customers’ first purchases.