An Introduction to Healthcare 4.0

  • Janya Chanchaichujit
  • Albert Tan
  • Fanwen Meng
  • Sarayoot Eaimkhong


The Industry 4.0 revolution is already redefining how companies manufacture “things” today. It sets out the concepts for how companies can achieve faster innovation and increase efficiencies across the value chain. But, in the world of healthcare devices and services, which is burdened with regulatory compliance and is still largely dependent on paper-based processes, what does Industry 4.0 really mean? If healthcare services are to incorporate Industry 4.0 core principles, they require proper guidelines or a framework within which to incorporate the core principles. Based on the key factors determined from our research and based on the knowledge acquired from literature reviews, a set of emerging technologies is proposed for implementation in the healthcare sector.


Industry 4.0 Healthcare 4.0 Internet of Things (IoT) Internet of Services (IoS) Interoperability Cyber-physical systems (CPS) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Janya Chanchaichujit
    • 1
  • Albert Tan
    • 2
  • Fanwen Meng
    • 3
  • Sarayoot Eaimkhong
    • 4
  1. 1.School of ManagementWalailak UniversityThasalaThailand
  2. 2.Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain InnovationShah AlamMalaysia
  3. 3.Department of Health Services & Outcomes ResearchNational Healthcare GroupSingaporeSingapore
  4. 4.National Science and Technology Development AgencyPathum ThaniThailand

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