Rhenu Bhuller, Geeta Dhanoa, Nitin Dixit, and Natasha Gulati
Top Five Asia Pacific Growth Sectors:
•Medical Tourism: Driven by rising affluence and increasing demand for quality healthcare, medical tourism is one of the top growth sectors in APAC in the short to medium term.
•Outpatient Surgery: This is a lucrative business option that requires less investment, with more profitability.
•Specialty Hospitals: Due to increasing lifestyle diseases, such as diabetes and coronary heart disease, Asia Pacific is a large marketplace for specialty hospitals.
•Private Medical Insurance: The increasing cost of healthcare, coupled with low penetration rates of public insurance, creates an expansive market for private insurance companies. Consumer empowerment will also spike private medical insurance revenues.
•Healthcare IT: To remain competitive by increasing operational efficiency, clinical outcomes and financial profitability, private and public hospitals will invest extensively in installing, maintaining and upgrading IT capabilities.