Asia-Pacific Telemedicine Market Research Report - Segmented By Technology, Service, Application, Delivery Mode, End User & Country (India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore & Rest of APAC) - Industry Analysis on Size, Share, Trends, COVID-19 Impact & Growth Forecast (2024 to 2029)

Updated On: June, 2024
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Pages: 145

Asia-Pacific Telemedicine Market Size (2024 to 2029)

The telemedicine market in the Asia-Pacific region is estimated to grow from USD 15.22 billion in 2024 to USD 40.14 billion by 2029, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.40% during the forecast period.

Though it is a small part of the healthcare department presently, it is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the overall healthcare market. In addition, the recent healthcare reforms have transformed the telemedicine market and expanded the reach of these applications.

The growing patient population suffering from chronic diseases in the Asia-Pacific region is fuelling the demand for telemedicine services and propelling the regional market growth.

The incidence of chronic diseases is significantly growing in the Asia-Pacific region. Chronic diseases affect people's lives by declining the quality of life, impaired mobility, and increasing mortality rate. Telemedicine includes phone and video calls for the interaction between the healthcare provider and the patients. Nearly half of the people in Asia suffer from chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases. Some people suffering from chronic diseases cannot move from one place to another for primary treatment. These people use telemedicine from any place where they are living. Telemedicine for hypertension and rheumatoid arthritis provides the best treatment for patients. Therefore, the growing number of people suffering from chronic diseases in the ASIA-PACIFIC region is anticipated to fuel the growth of the telemedicine market in this region.

The growing interest in and increasing awareness of remote consultation among the Asia-Pacific population are further propelling the telemedicine market in the region.

Nowadays, most people are using telemedicine for their health check-ups. Due to the increasing older population in this region, most people of this age group are using telemedicine to reduce the transport burden on the person. They can also make appointments for doctor consultations at their convenient time. Telemedicine is also used for people who are suffering from a disability. By using this telemedicine, these disabled people won't depend on a third person for doctor consultation for treating their health issues.

Increased internet usage and smartphones are estimated to favor the market growth during the forecast period.

Smartphone users have increased over the last ten years. People also use these smartphones for doctor consultations and for tracking their health by using some apps installed on their phones. Additionally, areas with high internet access made it easy to use this telemedicine in their area. Every person, including older people, also uses these smartphones and internet access to their phone, which drives the market forward.

The recent COVID-19 pandemic and growing incidence of infectious diseases are expected to promote the market in this region. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced most healthcare providers to move to telemedicine for patient care. As a result, most people and healthcare providers are using telemedicine to reduce the spread of viruses from person to person, which is expected to favor the market during the forecast period.

Factors such as lack of internet in some areas of Asia-Pacific, high costs associated with remote monitoring devices, and increasing healthcare fraud and data security issues are restraining market growth. In addition, the lack of usage of telemedicine among uneducated and older people due to unfamiliarity with the technology also hampers the growth of the ASIA-PACIFIC telemedicine market.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Asia-Pacific Telemedicine Market

In India, the COVID-19 incidence is very high. People find the provision of medical care is the need of the hour. Telemedicine helps manage diabetes and chronic disease patients during this lockdown period. COVID-19 significantly affects diabetes, cardiovascular, and aged populations; telemedicine helps patients have quality treatment procedures without visiting hospitals or clinics. The local physicians and hospitals will drive the market's growth in the future.

Services included GP and some consultation services provided by the medical specialists of mental health treatments, chronic diseases, pregnancy counseling, and old-age care amenities. Emergencies of patients and the lack of doctors for treatment will be challenging. The increasing patient count will drive market growth in the forecast period. Covid-19 lockdowns and regulations on social distancing will make use of telemedicine essential and will drive growth shortly. 

This research report on the Asia-Pacific telemedicine market has been segmented and sub-segmented into the following categories.

Asia-Pacific Telemedicine Market Analysis By Type 

  • Technology
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Telecommunications
  • Service
    • Remote Patient Monitoring
    • Store-and-Forward
    • Real-Time Interactive

Asia-Pacific Telemedicine Market Analysis By Application 

  • Tele-Cardiology
  • Tele-Radiology
  • Tele-Pathology
  • Tele-Dermatology
  • Tele-Neurology
  • Emergency Care
  • Home Health
  • Others

Asia-Pacific Telemedicine Market Analysis By Delivery Mode 

  • Web-Based
  • Cloud-Based
  • Others

Asia-Pacific Telemedicine Market Analysis By End-Users 

  • Tele-Hospitals
  • Tele-Homes
  • Others

Asia-Pacific Telemedicine Market Analysis By Country 

  • India
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Vietnam
  • Philippines
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore

The Asia-Pacific region accounted for a substantial share of the global telemedicine market in 2023 and is anticipated to showcase a healthy CAGR during the forecast period. The increasing population and rising incidence of chronic diseases will drive the market mainly in India and China.

India dominated the Asia-Pacific market in 2023.

During the forecast period, the Indian telemedicine market is expected to grow exponentially owing to increased digitization. This telemedicine is carried out in India through a service called eSanjeevani. Due to the presence of more rural areas in this region, where transportation systems limit regular access to hospitals. At present, Narayana Hrudayalaya, Apollo Telemedicine Enterprises, and Asia Telemedicine are some of India's most significant private-sector telemedicine players.

China had a healthy share of the Asia-Pacific telemedicine market in 2023.

Increasing usage of remote patient monitoring devices in this region drives the market forward. In China, the government has based on telemedicine to overcome the gaps in access to medical care between urban and rural areas. In addition, the government has implemented many regulatory policies for telemedicine safety and secure usage in this region. China recently used all the professional platforms, including expert information and telemedicine, to connect with patients. Telemedicine provides guidance, consulting, and training virtually. It is beneficial for all types of patients in this pandemic. The Anti-epidemic Experts group in China found a telemedicine platform will play a key role in controlling COVID-19. Increasing dieticians and local physicians using telemedicine will drive the market. Also, the patient's active participation will drive the market's growth.  

Japan is looking good to hold a substantial share of the Asia-Pacific telemedicine market during the forecast period.

Japan is one of the few countries in the Asia Pacific region providing universal healthcare insurance for all citizens. Japan Medical Association has made various efforts to support physicians in Japan to ensure the provision of quality healthcare by offering coverage for telehealth services under the universal healthcare insurance system. Recently, Japan has started using this telemedicine technology in their region to improve the patient's lifestyle and lessen infection spread. Japan has universal health coverage and is one of the countries with the highest life expectancy in the world. Recently, most of the people in this region have been seeking telemedicine. Many awareness programs were also conducted in Japan to increase telemedicine use, which furthered the market growth during the forecast period. The Japanese telemedicine market is growing steadily with the growing number of healthcare providers. Major companies like LINE Healthcare, JHI Corporation, and others are investing huge amounts to expand telemedicine services such as video consulting. Japan's telemedicine platform is focussing on promoting remote monitoring services where patients can receive quality treatment remotely. During COVID-19 times, the Japanese government made temporary changes in healthcare facilities to curb the spread of COVID-19. Also, telemedicine support is rapidly growing in rural areas where patients need not travel long distances to avail treatment. This is greatly influencing the market growth positively. In Japan, telemedicine has been available since 2018, but the occupancy of the Japanese market share in the ASIA-PACIFIC market has spiked due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases. 1,10,000 hospitals and clinics are using telemedicine to treat patients. The rising geriatric population is also one of the factors for the market to grow. Telemedicine will be the only option for doctors and patients when the condition is not severe; these upcoming conditions are expected to boost the market growth.  

The South Korean Telemedicine market is anticipated to grow at a steady rate during the forecast period.

Government initiative steps to improve healthcare infrastructure are enlarging the market share in South Korea. A growing number of elderly people is additionally accelerating the growth of the market in this country. In South Korea, around 15% of people are aged above 65 and older. The telemedicine market expansion was increased in 2020 due to COVID-19. The growing urban population is an additional factor boosting the demand for adoption of telemedicine platforms. In South Korea, the government has recently allowed telemedicine on a trial basis. Doctors and nurses suggest virtual visits are the only way to treat patients, reducing the excess spread of COVID-19 in hospitals and clinics. The responses the people gave were huge, and they found it safe that these factors would promote the telemedicine market in South Korea.   

The telemedicine market in Singapore is expected to showcase prominent growth opportunities in the coming years.

The Ministry of Health in Singapore announced regulatory guidelines for the use of telemedicine services. These guidelines are to provide the safety of the patients and follow ethical procedures. The launch of mobile health applications is ascribed to level up the demand for the Singapore telemedicine market. The penetration of smartphones and growing demand for the Internet of Things are elevating the growth rate of the market in this country.


Companies playing a promising role in the Asia Pacific telemedicine market profiled in this report are AMD Global Telemedicine, CISCO Systems, Inc., Medtronic, Inc., GE Healthcare, Honeywell Lifesciences, Philips Healthcare, McKesson Corp, Aerotel Medical Systems, CardioComm, Cerner Corporation, Apollo Hospitals (India) and Neosoft (China).

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which countries in APAC are leading the telemedicine market growth?

China and India are the largest markets, with Japan and South Korea also showing substantial growth.

What role does the COVID-19 pandemic play in the growth of telemedicine in APAC?

The pandemic accelerated telemedicine adoption as it became a safer way to access healthcare.

What factors are driving the growth of telemedicine in the APAC region?

The growing healthcare access, rising chronic diseases, and the adoption of digital technologies are majorly propelling the growth of the APAC telemedicine market.

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