High Tech Healthcare in Asia: U.S. Government Offers Trade Promotion Assistance

The US Trade Development Agency (TDA) estimates that developing countries in Asia will spend over $6 billion on healthcare technology over the next five years. There are at least 25 large-scale healthcare technology projects either underway or on the drawing board in these countries, all of which represent significant opportunities for foreign health care technology companies. To help promote these opportunities and generate business leads for U.S. firms, TDA is hosting a mid-October conference in Bangkok, to be attended by officials from Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. The conference will highlight opportunities for companies involved in electronic health transactions, electronic records, “smart” medical equipment, telemedicine, and other products that help bring technology and IT solutions to healthcare.