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!

A white paper recommends a new model for healthcare delivery and financing.
Two companies have bid to make the hospital group private.
The move aims to provide world-class critical care for India.
The two will create a regional and international hub for non-invasive diagnostics in Singapore.
The institute aims to serve as a maternal and child health research centre.
Remote clinics rely heavily on irregular mobile medical services.
The products are part of the Heart Wellness Check-Up programme launched in Bangkok.
But, the companies can decide not to push through with the plan.
The report also shows maintenance cost of equipment has exceeded the cost of new procurement.
The partnership will enable high-potential research on cancer immunotherapy in Asia Pacific.
Bayer held the #TakeControl virtual roundtable on the occasion of World Contraception Day 2021.
This will establish a smart platform for advanced medical treatment.
They are the 35- to 54-year-old adults caring for both parents and children.
Around 66% of Southeast Asians preferring remote video-call consultations with medical professionals.