Medical ICT Market in Japan: Key Research Findings 2022
Domestic Medical ICT Market Size Projected to Achieve 21,140 Million Yen by FY2023, 1.28 Times Larger Than FY2021
Yano Research Institute (the President, Takashi Mizukoshi) carried out a survey on the domestic medical ICT market, and found out the trends by segment, trends of market players, and future outlook.
Of the domestic medical ICT market in this research, cloud-based electronic health record systems and cloud-based PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems) have been contributing in raising the implementation rate especially in small-scale hospitals, due to effectiveness in alleviating the burdens by not requiring on-premises servers and by reducing cost for implementation and maintenance. On the other hand, they have disadvantages in not being able to customize specifications by each hospital, making them relatively inappropriate for large-scale hospitals so that implementation at such hospitals has not been in progress. VNA (Vendor Neutral Archive) services for PACS are deployed partly at large-scale hospitals for reducing the risks of data loss in the event of a disaster.
Telemedicine, medical care reservation solutions, and electronic medical consultation solutions (online or a tablet) that are introduced mainly in clinics, have shown market expansion, against a backdrop of increasing demand for avoiding 3Cs (i.e., closed space, crowded place and conversations in close proximity) and improvement in adoption rate at newly opened clinics.
In such a situation, the domestic medical ICT market size for FY2021 (based on the sales at businesses) has been estimated as 16,578 million yen. When observing the market by segment in the same fiscal year, the largest market share has been occupied by medical care reservation solutions, followed by in the order of cloud-based PACS, VNA services, and cloud-based electronic health record systems for clinics.
Implementation of Telemedicine Expanded due to COVID-19 Pandemic
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic caused telemedicine to gather attention at once, which rapidly increased the number of newly entered companies offering telemedicine. Because of a combination of time-limited deregulation by the government and free-provision of telemedicine solutions by each of market entrants, the number of facilities subscribing to telemedicine increased quickly from April to July 2020, and has been on the rise since then.
Under such circumstances, the market size in FY2020 expanded to 1.81 times larger than the previous fiscal year. However, the growth of the number of subscribers subdued by FY2021, and as many companies provided the system free of charge to medical institutions, the market size in FY2021 declined from the preceding year.
The domestic medical ICT market size in FY2023, based on the sales at businesses, is projected to rise to 21,140 million yen, 1.28 times larger than FY2021. The largest growth rate can be attained by electronic consultation systems and cloud-based electronic health record systems for clinics.
As for electronic consultation systems, the full-scale market formation has been in progress since around FY2018 with increasing number of market entrants since around that time, high growth rate is continuing. Regarding the high growth rate of cloud-based electronic health record systems for clinics, the rate of choosing cloud-based systems is increasing at newly opened clinics, for lower initial cost, and because the vendors proactively developing cloud-based products are on the rise.
2.Research Object： Domestic manufacturers, service providers, and medical institutions, etc.
3.Research Methogology： Face-to-face research (including online) by the expert researchers, surveys via telephone & email, and literature research
The Medical ICT Market
The medical ICT market in this research refers to the market of the following categories: Cloud-based electronic health record systems (for hospitals and clinics), cloud-based PACS [Picture Archiving and Communication Systems] and VNA [Vendor Neutral Archive System, the system to integrate and operate various medical information managed via different venders or to access the cross-vendor systems], Telemedicine, medical care reservation solutions, and electronic medical consultation solutions that can examine the patients’ conditions via online or a tablet. The domestic market size is calculated based on the sales at businesses.
Cloud-based PACS system is the type of products that does not need any on-premises servers, while VNA is the type that needs an on-premises server and that all data or long-term data with 5 years old or longer have to be saved on a cloud server.
＜Products and Services in the Market＞
Cloud-based electronic health record systems, cloud-based PACS and VNA, Telemedicine, medical care reservation solutions, and electronic medical consultation solutions via online or a tablet
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