South Korea Digital Healthcare Market Analysis


  • Type: Service area
  • Published : June 2021
  • Region: Asia
  • Country: South Korea
  • Report ID : 4853

  • Format: PPT, PDF

South Korea Digital Healthcare Market: Segmented by Key Areas in Digital Health (Healthcare Information Technologies (HIT), Healthcare Big Data, Blockchain in Healthcare, Telemedicine, Consumer Health Electronics) and by Components (Hardware, Software, Services)- Industry Size, Share, Trends and Growth Forecast (2019 – 2028)

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Report Overview

The South Korea digital healthcare market was estimated around USD 6.2 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach xx billion by 2028, exhibiting a CAGR of xx% during the forecast period.

Korea is facing quickly growing medical expenses (6.8% versus an OECD average of 2.1%) due to an increase in the rate of chronic illness and a rapidly ageing population. To combat rising costs the government has implemented various measures aimed at expanding its digital health industry.

The digital healthcare market in Korea can be divided into five main areas. Significant developments have been made in health IT and healthcare big data sectors with the intention of enhancing medical data exchange, improving nationwide healthcare delivery, and establishing an initial precision medicine foundation. Blockchain based healthcare technologies and consumer health electronics have become focus areas of new policy initiatives for main drivers of smart healthcare technology.

Market Drivers

South Korea is facing an increase in the rate of chronic illness and a rapidly ageing population – over 40% of whom are expected to be over 65 by 2060 which is the major driver for this market. To deal with the issue of rising medical expense due to rise in geriatric population government has tried to expand the digital healthcare industry by implementing various measures which include increasing investment in new technology development and improving regulations around digital healthcare products and services.

The use of digital solutions to remotely ensures patients’ health is driving the digital healthcare market’s growth, especially after COVID-19 outbreak.

Another factor propelling growth of market is that South Korea is a digital pioneer, with some of the fastest internet speeds in the world, and by 2030, the government plans to make the country the third most digitally competitive in the world.

1. South Korea Digital Healthcare Market Overview………………………………
A. Market Size
2. Market Growth Drivers………………………………………………………………….
A. Rapidly Growing Medical Expenses
B. Growing Need for Remote Patient Monitoring
C. Rapid Growth in Digital Technology
3. Digital Healthcare Types of Services………………………………………………………
A. Telehealth
B. mHealth
C. Apps (Medical apps, fitness apps)
D. Health Analytics
E. Digital health systems
4. Digital Healthcare Market Segmentation…………………………………
A. Key Areas in Digital Health
I. Healthcare Information Technologies (HIT)
II. Healthcare Big Data
III. Blockchain in Healthcare
IV. Telemedicine
V. Consumer Health Electronics
B. Components
I. Hardware
II. Software
III. Services

5. Digital Healthcare Major Products Market Share………………………………
A. Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast – By Revenue
6. Competitive Landscape…………………………………………………………………
A. Major Players
B. Products in Pipeline
7. Key Company Profiles………………………………………………………………….
A. Samsung Electronics Company overview, Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
B. LG Electronics Company overview, Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
C. KT Corporation Company overview, Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
8. Healthcare Policies and Regulatory Landscape………………………………
A. Policy changes and Reimbursement scenario
9. Factors Driving Future Growth………………………………………………
A. New Trends and Development of Digital Healthcare Market
B. Future Opportunities
10. Conclusion

Market Segmentation

By Key Areas in Digital Health:

On the basis of key areas in digital healthcare, market is segmented into – healthcare information technologies (medical imaging systems and HIE solutions), big data (precision medicine platforms & AI-based medical devices and solutions), blockchain-based medical record database and disease prediction services, telemedicine enabling technologies and services, consumer health electronics (wearable diagnostic, monitoring and disease prevention devices.)

The Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA) indicated that adoption rates of EMR systems in Korea were 93.6% in hospitals and 91.6% in clinics in 2017. This wide EMR coverage is associated with Korea’s near-universal digitisation of patient data, digital storage of clinical images, electronic hospital administration databases and the expanding use of remote sensor technology.

Korea has been late to recognise the importance of data but, the current administration is making strong efforts to exploit big data and related applications such as precision medicine and AI solutions.

By Components:

According to components digital healthcare market can be segmented as – hardware, software, and services. Services includes various activities, such as training & integration, installation, and up-gradation. The rise in demand for software platforms, such as Electronic Health Records (EHRs), and the growing trend of software up-gradation are driving the segment. Moreover, the rise in the number of investments in digital infrastructure, is driving the adoption of digital health services for implementing successful digital platforms.

Increase in demand for reducing the medical costs and growing need for accurate & timely information finding are among the key factors responsible for the growth of software segment.


Top Players

Key players in digital healthcare include the leading local hospitals such as Seoul National University Hospital and Asan Medical Centre, large Korean conglomerates like Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, telecommunications providers, such as SK Telecom and KT, systems integrators, such as LG CNS and SK CNC, as well as start-up and scale-ups, such as H3 Systems, Lunit, and Insung Information.

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  8. Healthcare policies & regulatory framework
  9. Reimbursement scenario
  10. Factors driving future growth

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