The dramatic population growth in Asia is certainly not news, but sometimes it is difficult to put into perspective. This picture highlighting the region’s population concentration is “worth a thousand words”. Layer in data regarding smartphone sales and the picture becomes truly compelling. Over the next 24 months, as India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Pakistan follow China down the pathway to widespread smartphone usage, sales and web-access will follow. The implications for healthcare delivery and diagnosis across the region are nothing short of profound.
According to eMarketer, here’s how the numbers look moving forward. Note the tremendous growth still ahead of us – especially in India.