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Jakarta Post

Data analytics key in Indonesian healthcare system

  • Erich Gerber


Singapore   /   Mon, July 29, 2019   /  07:04 pm
Data analytics key in Indonesian healthcare system Illustration of healthcare. (Shutterstock/Christian Delbert)

Providing citizens with good health care is one of the greatest challenges facing governments today. Changing population demographics and the prevalence of chronic disease in developing countries are putting tremendous pressure on healthcare systems around the world. Contrary to other Southeast Asian countries, Indonesia has a relatively young population, with about half of the country’s inhabitants under 30 years old — and that figure is growing. As a result, the working-age population is expected to reach 68 percent of the population by 2030. This, combined with an expanding middle class, rising incomes and an increase in chronic diseases due to lifestyle changes, will drive demand and spending for healthcare services. This trend is in step with global spending in the sector, which is projected to increase by 4.1 percent annually in 2017 to 2021. To improve access, af...

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