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How should the mobile industry address the vast business opportunity in wireless healthcare monitoring? The number of home monitoring devices on the global market with integrated cellular connectivity was 1.0 million at the end of 2012 and is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 47.1 percent in the next five years to reach 7.1 million in 2017. Learn more about how wireless technology can become seamlessly integrated with medical devices in this 220 page strategic report now in its fifth edition.
Highlights from this report:
Profit from 40 new executive interviews with market leading companies.
Identify key players in the healthcare monitoring ecosystem.
Learn about key home health monitoring devices and services.
Understand the dynamics of the health monitoring market in Europe and
Comprehend how wireless technology can become seamlessly integrated with medical devices.
Evaluate the business opportunities in the emerging mHealth segment.
Predict future market and technology developments.
2.8 million patients worldwide are remotely monitored today
Some of the most common conditions being monitored today are chronic
diseases including cardiac arrhythmia, hypertension, ischemic diseases,
sleep apnea, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, asthma and chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD). These conditions cause substantial costs
and reduce both life expectancy and quality of life. Berg Insight estimates
that more than 200 million people in the EU and the
or several diseases where home monitoring can become a treatment
option. Applying information and communication technologies in the
healthcare industry can lead to decreased costs, more efficient care
delivery and improved sustainability of the healthcare system. However,
the rate of adoption is still slow and wireless technologies have only just
begun to penetrate the market.
Berg Insight estimates that the number of patients using home
monitoring systems with integrated connectivity was about 2.8 million
worldwide at the end of 2012. The figure comprises all patients that
were using dedicated devices for remote monitoring. Patients using
their personal mobile phone, tablet or PC for remote monitoring are not
included in this figure. Berg Insight forecasts that the number of home
monitoring systems with integrated communication capabilities will grow
at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.9 percent between 2011
and 2017 to reach 9.4 million connections worldwide. The number of
devices with integrated cellular connectivity increased from 0.73 million
in 2011 to about 1.03 million in 2012, and is projected to grow at a CAGR
of 46.3 percent to 7.1 million in 2017.
Several companies have developed integrated solutions for monitoring
multiple chronic diseases and other conditions. The six leading
providers of telehealth systems include the major technology and
electronics companies Bosch, Honeywell and Philips, as well as the
smaller more specialised providers Tunstall, Cardiocom and Numera.
These six companies together account for 75.8 percent of the installed
base of telehealth hubs. The main market segments for medical devices
with integrated connectivity are cardiac rhythm management, sleep
therapy and ambulatory ECG monitoring. Furthermore, connectivity is
gaining momentum in several other segments such as blood pressure
monitoring, glucose monitoring and medication adherence. In these
segments, vendors such as Medtronic, Biotronik, St. Jude Medical,
CardioNet, LifeWatch, ResMed, Philips Respironics, Fisher & Paykel
Healthcare, Omron, Telcare, Vitality, DayaMed and Vitaphone today
market wirelessly connected solutions. Implantable cardiac rhythm
management devices is by far the largest segment, accounting for
65.0 percent of remotely monitored patients. However, the number
of connected sleep therapy devices is increasing at a faster pace
and is expected to constitute the largest segment of connected
medical devices by 2017.
The major telecom industry players such as Qualcomm, AT&T and
years. Continuous exploration and experimentation with pilot projects
has enabled these companies to build industry-specific capabilities while
devising their long-term strategies. The efforts are now materializing
in the launch of mHealth platforms that can be leveraged by medical
device OEMs, healthcare organizations and mHealth app developers
to facilitate the development of patient-centric mHealth solutions.
In addition to wireless communication, the mHealth platforms often
comprise highly secure hosting, remote device management capabilities
and integration tools for connecting with medical devices, back-end IT
systems and apps.
The adoption of out-of-hospital wireless monitoring in healthcare
is driven by a wide range of incentives, related to everything from
demographics and technology development to new advancements in
medical treatment. However, there are a number of barriers, including
resistance to change among healthcare organizations and clinicians,
misaligned incentive structures and the financing of wireless solutions by
what is at large an underfunded healthcare sector. Several catalysts are
nevertheless speeding up the rate of adoption – in particular incentives
from payers and insurance companies as well as national health systems
that demand remote monitoring. In the
of readmission penalties set by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services (CMS) will drive hospitals to adopt telehealth solutions for
monitoring of post-discharge patients. In the
the Whole System Demonstrator project led the National Health Service
to issue a mandate for 100,000 additional patients to be monitored using
telehealth solutions by the end of 2013. In
compliance monitoring will ensure that all new sleep therapy patients will
be remotely monitored from 2013 onwards.
Which medical conditions offer the best potential for
wireless health monitoring solutions?
Who are the leading providers of medical devices
for home monitoring?
What are the mHealth strategies of mobile
Which are the general technology trends for home
health monitoring equipment?
What initiatives have been taken by the leading
players in the telecom and IT industries?
How can connectivity redefine the use cases of
medical devices and the value propositions to
patients and other stakeholders?
What are the market shares of the top 10 integrated
telehealth solution vendors?
Why are smartphone applications so significant for
the mHealth market?
How can the mobile industry contribute to the
adoption of wireless technology in healthcare?