Japan’s total national health care expenditure has been growing at more than 40 trillion yen, which is linked to the aging of the population. In other words, there is no room to argue that national health care costs will continue to increase as long as the population continues to age.
By the way, this reality means that there is a growth industry that is not affected by the economy. And because the healthcare industry is typically labor-intensive, there is tremendous room for IT to improve operational efficiency, and there are many ways to approach IT, including hospitals, patients, health insurance associations, pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, and human resources.
To understand the progress of these healthcare IT businesses in Japan, this book provides business summaries of 20 companies listed on the three stock exchanges operated by the Tokyo Stock Exchange that are actively adopting healthcare IT businesses.