Care Anywhere

Moving health and wellness out of the hospital into the hands of the consumer

Middle East Healthcare Survey



Technology is providing the opportunity for new ways of accessing and delivering healthcare, and people are taking more responsibility for their individual health and wellbeing. Middle East citizens are more open to ‘Care Anywhere’ and health services in a non-traditional setting.

In a society that is living longer, with Governments facing the growing burden of long-term chronic disease and increasing costs of treatment, innovation and technology could be the catalyst for the region to lead the world in developing a healthcare system that is truly responsive to what people want and need.  

Key findings for the region

  • icon Setting does not matter
  • icon Health-related apps are popular
  • icon Non-traditional appointments are not uncommon

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Care Anywhere

Moving health and wellness out of the hospital into the hands of the consumer

  • Digital at the core
  • Health is personal
  • Government and suppliers
  • Investors and new entrants
Digital at the core

Digital is at the core of healthcare growth

Technology is the catalyst for change; digital is providing the means to connect everyone within the healthcare ecosystem and will be at the heart of healthcare’s growth and development. Consumers are not only expecting convenience; they are expecting better quality services over which they have more control. Government, in particular, needs to ensure that policies, regulatory frameworks, and wider societal objectives are clearly defined in order to ensure the focus remains on improving people’s lives; while collaboration between providers and new entrants is essential to create and pilot the digital solutions that will serve the population’s long-term healthcare needs.

The findings from our survey provide some important indicators for those on the forefront of this brave new world.

Health is personal

Health is personal

‘Disconnect between tone at the top and reality on the ground.’

The findings also provide clear pointers to what healthcare services consumers want and where they want to access those services. Developing a smarter healthcare system means focussing relentlessly on meeting consumer needs and understanding their changing attitudes to healthcare and wellbeing. Our research illustrates that:

  1. Healthcare is personal - people across the region are very interested in their health, wellness and fitness.
  2. Better information at their fingertips can empower consumers to make better decisions about their healthcare.
  3. The appetite for healthcare services in non-traditional settings and in the home is already there.
  4. Technology - additional apps (products and services) - and convenience (channels) can improve the attraction for new models of care and treatment.
  5. There are opportunities for both new and traditional providers to respond to what consumers want – greater personalisation through digital.
Investors, new entrants and businesses

Government, traditional providers and suppliers

Traditional roles are changing.

  • Move beyond the treatment and the place of treatment towards the continuum of care (education, wellness, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring) wherever and however is most convenient for the consumer.
  • Partner to create new business models that support this care anywhere through digital platforms.
  • Be open to change and innovation, because consumers certainly are.
  • Track consumer attitudes and responses to new products and services through the use of data analytics.
Financial technology

Investors, new entrants and businesses

Seize the moment. Policy makers are looking to innovate and they are actively soliciting ideas and support to build the best healthcare system in the world in the Middle East.

  • Partner closely with providers and policy makers.
  • Stay close to the consumer and constantly test the market.
  • Align to the entire healthcare ecosystem.
  • Be the bridge between traditional healthcare and digital care.

The implications from the survey point to the huge opportunity for government and providers across the Middle East to develop improved health outcomes across their populations. New entrants and investors are poised to promote growth within the healthcare market by developing new products, services and channels, particularly across the digital landscape. And there is enough consumer appetite to create the scale necessary for a good return on investment. But this will happen only if the focus remains firmly on the consumer and if there is real collaboration among all those involved in creating a healthcare system that can be the envy of the world.



The Middle East has a unique opportunity to lead the world in developing a healthcare system that is truly responsive to what people want and need.

Governments across the region have a strong desire to innovate, new entrants are combining mobile, digital and wireless technologies with data-driven ‘smart’ solutions, and the demand from patients and the public for care anywhere is already here.

 

Contact us

Dr. Tim Wilson
Middle East Health Industries Leader
Tel: +971 56 682 0531
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Russell Taylor
Partner
Tel: +966 (11)211 0400 (ext 1525)
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Dhiraj Joshi
Healthcare and Life Sciences Strategy Partner
Tel: +971 4 304 3563
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Hamish Clark
Middle East Health Industries Partner
Tel: +971 50 634 6943
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Eyad Al-Musa
Middle East Health IT Leader
Tel: +974 55 35 14 03
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