Japan Turns to AI, digital healthcare to meet the needs of an aging population

Driven by the needs of its growing number of aging adults, the Japanese healthcare industry is rapidly adopting digital technology to bolster the work of physicians, nurses and medical researchers. Increasingly, Japanese doctors are digitizing medical records and consolidating metadata health data into analytics tools powered by artificial intelligence.

Patient monitoring systems that use robotics and sensors cut down on the need for nurses, who are in short supply. And the more than a quarter of all Japanese who are 65 and older are increasingly turning to online health services for their non urgent care needs.