The Indonesia mHealth market is expected to reach US$ 677,971.03 million by 2027 from US$ 35,331.61 million in 2019; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 44.5% from 2020 to 2027. The growth of the market is driven by increasing use of smartphones and development of various mobile platforms, and introduction of mAgeing program by WHO. Limited accessibility of mHealth platforms and rising data security concerns, and policies and regulations for mHealth are restraining the growth of the market.
Smartphones contribute to the process of making healthcare practices more comfortable and manageable as they play key role in patient’s health data or healthcare information collection. Moreover, they can also act as a medium to provide healthcare services and transfer medical knowledge, prescriptions, recommendations, and so on. The mobile health (mHealth) technology allows healthcare providers to support patients throughout treatments, disease surveillance, and chronic disease management. Due to the easy access and a wide variety of applications, many people use mobile health apps. Moreover, in 2019, 63% of the people in Indonesia were smartphone users. Mobile health innovations have the potential to improve both access and quality of health services. Additionally, Indonesia has a high degree of the internet and wireless connectivity, applying these tools in the health sector has been limited.
mHealth apps provide new opportunities such as product launches and new technology to manage chronic conditions and change health-related behaviors. For instance, in mid-2017, Nokia began working with UNICEF on a mHealth project in Indonesia. The main aim of this initiative was to introduce uniquely designed mHealth applications to improve sanitation, health, nutrition, and hygiene to assist Indonesian government in transforming and renovating health and nutrition services. In addition, in 2018, UNICEF developed RapidPro, a unique dashboard-system, to help the Malaria Sub-directorate of the Ministry of Health (MoH) in keeping track of a health that is in effect since 2018, spanning 20 provinces and 20,000 villages. UNICEF is likely to continue to refine and expand the use of mHealth tools to enhance the capacities of communities and governments to manage HIV and malaria infections and awareness, immunization, and integrated national data, and to ensure the long-term sustainability and scalability of this program as it is gradually handed over to the government.
The Indonesia mHealth market, based on the services, is segmented into remote monitoring services, diagnosis services treatment services, health support services, fitness & wellness services, and others. In 2019, the remote monitoring services segment held the largest market share. In addition, the market for same segment is expected to grow at the fastest rate during the coming years owing to increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and growing aging population across the globe.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ministry of Health, Food and Drug Administration, and secondary sources are among the sources referred to while preparing the report on the Indonesia mHealth market.