,Japan

Japan to build AI hospitals amidst doctor shortage

It could gear up manufacturers to develop more advanced equipment.

The government of Japan is expected to invest more than US$100m in the next five years in its move to build hospitals that are backed by artificial intelligence with the aid of businesses and the academe.

By its target to establish 10 model hospitals by late 2022, the government eyes to battle against the lack of medical personnel and the rise in medical expenses.

According to the government, AI will aid in analysing MRI and endoscopic imaging, blood tests and other information. It will also study patients' DNA to help pick the most appropriate treatment plan.

In line with the project, Japanese medical device manufacturers may look to develop more advanced equipment that could be utilised in said AI-empowered hospitals, Fitch Solutions said.

“This will help domestic manufacturers become more competitive globally, and diagnostic imaging companies will benefit the most,” the firm noted.

Consequently, medical device exports will sustain its growth as Japanese manufacturers become more competitive on a global scale, the firm explained.

According to their data, Japan is amongst the world's top 10 largest medical device exporters with diagnostic imaging as its dominant export product area accounting for half of the country's total exports.

In 2017, medical device exports rose 8.7% to US$7.2b (JPY805.4b).
 

Join Healthcare Asia Magazine community
Since you're here...

...there are many ways you can work with us to advertise your company and connect to your customers. Our team can help you dight and create an advertising campaign, in print and digital, on this website and in print magazine.

We can also organize a real life or digital event for you and find thought leader speakers as well as industry leaders, who could be your potential partners, to join the event. We also run some awards programmes which give you an opportunity to be recognized for your achievements during the year and you can join this as a participant or a sponsor.

Let us help you drive your business forward with a good partnership!

The loss will not have any material impact on the company.
Around 66 hotels have submitted to offer their rooms for hotel isolation.
He has been acting as group CEO since September 2021.
Bidding for these projects may commence in the first half of 2022.
Cardholders can now seek treatment from units where they did not register.
The system will be implemented this year.
The new facility will provide care for Indonesians who get treatment overseas.
The system was the only one of its kind in the country.
Healthcare Asia will be back on 3 January 2022. 
The additional patents aim to address supply issues.
Evusheld is a long-acting antibody candidate for COVID-19 treatment.
Despite NCDs accounting for 41 million deaths annually, they are still healthcare's 'blind spot', expert says.
The gala was held in celebration of World AIDS Day 2021.
It won in the International Human-Machine Competition on Diabetes Management.
The new facility is the first of its kind in Singapore.