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China's digital healthcare revolution gaining ground

Mobile penetration, smartphone ubiquity and the Internet are leading the way.

The digital health phenomenon is not confined to China. It is happening in many emerging markets which are also experiencing pressing domestic healthcare needs. Innovative solutions for homes, hospitals and doctor's clinics may well leapfrog over so-called more advanced economies and revolutionise healthcare.

THE healthcare sector in China today is being reshaped by the rapid expansion of China's middle class and the growing purchasing power of its digital native generation. Additionally, a government reform policy, technology trends and rapid consumer adoption are driving the revolution of China's...