The mHealth (Mobile Healthcare) Ecosystem: 2018 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts

Release Date: May 2018
Number of Pages: 585
Number of Tables and Figures: 123

Synopsis: A key enabler in the digital transformation of the healthcare industry, mobile healthcare – or mHealth – refers to the use of mobile connectivity and associated technologies across the healthcare continuum. Healthcare providers and payers are increasingly embracing mHealth as a means to enhance care coordination, maximize outreach, boost patient engagement and improve outcomes, while minimizing costs.

Keen to monetize their vast wireless network assets, mobile operators view mHealth as a substantial revenue opportunity – and many are extending beyond providing pure connectivity services, towards end-to-end mHealth offerings such as remote patient monitoring.  

mHealth also offers a wealth of opportunities to the pharmaceutical industry, ranging from accelerated clinical trial innovation and medication adherence monitoring to securing the supply chain and combating counterfeit drugs. In addition, with the increasing prevalence of mobile apps that provide therapeutic impact, the digital therapeutics space is beginning to emerge, which may one day rival mainstream pharmaceuticals in areas such as chronic disease care.

Other stakeholders that are set to benefit from mHealth include but are not limited to connected medical and wearable device OEMs, app developers, Big Data and analytics specialists, cloud computing giants, and even ride-hailing providers such as Uber and Lyft – whose platforms are increasingly being integrated with healthcare IT systems, letting healthcare providers improve their level of care by booking rides for their patients.

Driven by the thriving ecosystem, SNS Telecom & IT estimates that the mHealth market will account for more than $28 Billion in 2018 alone. Despite barriers relating to regulation, patient acceptance and privacy concerns, SNS Telecom & IT estimates further growth at a CAGR of approximately 30% over the next three years.

The “mHealth (Mobile Healthcare) Ecosystem: 2018 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts“ report presents an in-depth assessment of the mHealth ecosystem including market drivers, challenges, enabling technologies, applications, key trends, standardization, regulatory landscape, case studies, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain, ecosystem player profiles and strategies. The report also presents forecasts for mHealth investments from 2018 till 2030. The forecasts are segmented for 5 submarkets, 29 use case categories, 5 ecosystem player categories, 6 geographical regions and 34 countries.

The report comes with an associated Excel datasheet suite covering quantitative data from all numeric forecasts presented in the report.


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Key Findings:
The report has the following key findings:
  • Driven by the thriving ecosystem, SNS Telecom & IT estimates that the mHealth market will account for more than $28 Billion in 2018 alone. Despite barriers relating to regulation, patient acceptance and privacy concerns, SNS Telecom & IT estimates further growth at a CAGR of approximately 30% over the next three years.
  • With ongoing advances in key enabling technologies such as the miniaturization of sensors and the development of 5G NR (New Radio) platforms, a spate of new applications are beginning to emerge – ranging from connected drug delivery platforms to UHD (Ultra High Definition) video streaming for remote medical examinations.
  • SNS Telecom & IT estimates that annual unit shipments of health and fitness-centric wearable devices will surpass 105 Million by the end of 2018. In order to gain valuable insights from the data generated by these devices, healthcare providers and other stakeholders are increasingly investing in Big Data and analytics technology.
  • As key stakeholders realize the revenue potential of mHealth, a spate of prominent strategic partnerships are beginning to emerge. For example, pharmaceutical giant Novartis has recently partnered with digital therapeutics specialist Pear Therapeutics to co-develop prescription mobile apps aimed at treating patients with multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia and substance use disorder.

Topics Covered:
The report covers the following topics:
  • The scope and implementation of mHealth across the globe
  • mHealth technology
  • Market drivers and key benefits of mHealth
  • Challenges and inhibitors to the mHealth ecosystem
  • mHealth standardization and regulatory initiatives
  • mHealth opportunities, use cases and applications
  • mHealth deployment case studies
  • Value chain analysis of the mHealth ecosystem and the recognition of key players in each segment of the value chain
  • mHealth future roadmap: 2018 – 2030
  • Key trends in the mHealth ecosystem: cloud-based mHealth services, digital medicine, connected drug delivery, population health management, regulatory developments, and the impact of LTE/5G networks.
  • The role of IoT and wearable technology in the mHealth ecosystem
  • Profiles and strategies of over 310 leading and emerging mHealth ecosystem players
  • Strategic recommendations for mobile operators, enabling technology providers, mHealth device OEMs, application developers, healthcare service providers and pharmaceutical companies
  • In-depth analysis for 5 individual submarkets and their associated mHealth application use cases: 
    • Pharmaceutical Applications
    • Medical Information & Healthcare Management
    • Healthcare & Fitness
    • Remote Consultation/Diagnostic Services
    • IoT, Wearable Technology, Sensor & Monitoring Applications 
  • Market analysis and forecasts from 2018 till 2030

Forecast Segmentation:
Market forecasts are provided for each of the following 5 submarkets and their 23 use case categories:
  • Pharmaceutical Applications
    • Safety Data Collection
    • Consumer Education
    • Medical Education
    • Post–Market Monitoring
    • Drug Authentication
    • Social Media
    • Patient Compliance & Retention: Clinical Trials
  • Information & Healthcare Management
    • Electronic Health/Medical Records & Tracking Tools
    • Diagnostic Tools & Medical Reference
    • Continuing Medical Education
    • Awareness Through Alerts
    • Logistical & Payment Support
  • Healthcare & Fitness
    • Medical Compliance
    • Fitness & Nutrition Apps
    • Clinical Decision Support Systems
    • Prescribable Mobile Apps
  • Remote Consultation/Diagnostic Services
    • Mobile Video Consultations, Collaboration & Surgery
    • Non-Video Consultations & Collaboration
    • Remote Collaboration in Emergency Situations
  • IoT, Wearable Technology, Sensor & Monitoring Applications
    • Health and Wellness Monitoring
    • Disease Surveillance/Remote Monitoring
    • Diagnostic Tools
    • Technical Logistics
Revenue is also split by ecosystem player:
  • Ecosystem Player Segmentation
    • Mobile Operators & Connectivity Providers
    • Mobile & mHealth Device OEMs
    • Content & Application Providers
    • Healthcare Service Providers
    • Pharmaceutical Industry
The following regional and country markets are also covered:
  • Regional Markets
    • Asia Pacific
    • Eastern Europe
    • Latin & Central America
    • Middle East & Africa
    • North America
    • Western Europe
  • Country Markets
    • Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,  India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, UK,  USA
Additional forecasts are provided for the following:
  • IoT connections for mHealth applications
  • Health and fitness-centric wearable device shipments
  • Mobile video calling users
  • Annual throughput of mobile network data traffic
  • Smartphone, feature phone, tablet, desktop PC and notebook shipments
  • Mobile network subscriptions by region
  • Cost saving potential of mHealth by region
  • Big Data & analytics technology investments in the healthcare sector

Key Questions Answered:
The report provides answers to the following key questions:
  • How big is the mHealth opportunity?
  • What trends, challenges and barriers are influencing its growth?
  • How is the ecosystem evolving by segment and region?
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and at what rate will it grow?
  • Which regions and countries will see the highest percentage of growth?
  • How is the mHealth value chain structured and how will it evolve overtime?
  • What level of cost savings can mHealth facilitate for healthcare service providers in each region?
  • What will be the installed base of IoT connections for mHealth applications in 2021?
  • How many mHealth-centric wearable devices will be shipped in 2021?
  • Are digital therapeutics a threat to the pharmaceutical industry?
  • What are the key applications of LTE and 5G networks in the mHealth arena?
  • What considerations should be taken into account to devise a successful mHealth strategy for hospitals and other healthcare delivery environments?
  • Who are the key ecosystem players and what are their strategies?
  • What strategies should mobile operators, enabling technology providers, mHealth device OEMs, healthcare service providers, pharmaceutical companies and application developers adopt to capitalize on the mHealth opportunity?

List of Companies Mentioned:
The following companies and organizations have been reviewed, discussed or mentioned in the report:

270 Vision
3L Labs
3M
4DForce
4iii Innovations
Abbott Laboratories
AbbVie
Accenture
Ada Health
AdhereTech
Adherium
Adidas
AeroScout
Aerotel Medical Systems
Aetna
Agfa Healthcare
Agfa-Gevaert Group
AiCure
AiRISTA Flow
AirStrip Technologies
Akili Interactive Labs
Alego Health
AliveCor
Allianz
AllScripts Healthcare
Alphabet
Altran Group
Amazon
AMD Global Telemedicine
American Well
Amgen
Amiigo
Anthem
Apollo Hospitals
Appirio
Apple
ARM
ARM Holdings
Asahi Kasei Group
ASICS Corporation
AstraZeneca
AT&T
Athenahealth
Atlas Wearables
Augmendix
AWS (Amazon Web Services)
Azalea Health
BabyCenter
Babylon Health
Bayer
Bharti Airtel
Big Health
Bigfoot Biomedical
Biocorp
Biogen
Biosensics
BioTelemetry
Biotricity
BlackBerry
BMS (Bristol-Myers Squibb)
Body Scientific International
Boehringer Ingelheim
Boston Scientific Corporation
Bracket
Breakthrough Technologies
BSX Athletics
BT Group
BTS Bioengineering
Bupa
Cambridge Consultants
CardioComm Solutions
CareLinx
CareSkore
CareTaker Medical
Castlight Health
Catapult Sports
CEEK VR
CellTrust Corporation
CEN (European Committee for Standardization)
CenTrak
Cerner Corporation
Chetu
Cigna
CirrusMD
Cisco Systems
Cityzen Sciences
CMT (Compliance Meds Technologies)
Codoon
Cognoa
Cohero Health
Comarch
Common Sensing
Companion Medical
Comtech Telecommunications Corporation
connectRN
Continua Council
Conversa Health
CRF Health
Cupris Health
Cyberdyne
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
DAQRI
Dexcom
Digital Health Corporation
Digital Pharmacist
Diversinet
DoCoMo Healthcare
Doctor On Demand
Doctor.com
DocuTAP
dorsaVi
Dreamtrap Commercials
DrFirst
DT (Deutsche Telekom)
DTA (Digital Therapeutics Alliance)
Ducere Technologies
EB Sport Group
ECHAlliance (European Connected Health Alliance)
eClinicalWorks
EE
Ekahau
Ekso Bionics
Eli Lilly and Company
EMN (European Medical Network)
Emotiv Systems
Empatica
Entra Health Systems
Epic Systems Corporation
Epion Health
Ericsson
ERT
Essence Group
Evena Medical
EVŌ (Big Cloud Analytics)
Fatigue Science
Figure 1
Finis
Fitbit
Flyfit
Fossil Group
FRUCT MD
Fujitsu
Gait Up
Garmin
GE Healthcare
Gecko Health Innovations
Gemalto
General Electric
Generali Global Assistance
Genesis Health Technologies
Gilead Sciences
Ginger.io
Global Digital Health Network
GlobalMed (GlobalMedia Group)
Glooko
GoodRx/Iodine
Google
GOQii
Grameen Foundation
GreatCall
GSK (GlaxoSmithKline)
GSMA
Guangdong Biolight Meditech
Halma
Haselmeier
HealBe
Hexoskin (Carre Technologies)
HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society)
HITRUST Alliance
HL7 (Health Level Seven International)
HMS Holdings Corporation
Hollywog
Honeywell Life Care Solutions
Hövding
HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
Huawei
Human API
i4C Innovations
IBM Corporation
iCarbonX
ICEdot
Ideal Life
IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission)
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
iHealth Labs
Imec International
ImPACT Applications
Imprivata
Infermedica
Inspiro Medical
Instabeat
Integron Corporation
Intel Corporation
InteraXon
Intermountain Healthcare
InTouch Health
InvenSense
InvisionHeart
IQMax
IQVIA
iRhythm Technologies
ISO (International Organization for Standardization)
ITU (International Telecommunication Union)
Jaybird
Johns Hopkins University
Johnson & Johnson
Kaia Health
KDDI Corporation
Ki Performance Lifestyle
Kinsa
KORE Wireless Group
Kreyos
Lark Health
Lenovo
LG CNS Healthcare Solutions
LG Electronics
LG Group
LifeScan
Livongo Health
LMD (Leman Micro Devices)
Logitech
London Air Ambulance
Loop Medical
Lumo BodyTech
Lyft
Magellan (MiTAC Digital Corporation)
MC10
McKinsey & Company
McLaren Technology Group
MDLIVE
Medecin Direct
Medella Health
Medfusion
Medidata Solutions
Medisafe
MedM
MedSignals/VitalSignals
Medtronic
MedTrust Online
Medvivo Group
MedWeb
Melon
MemoryMD
Merck and Co.
Merck KGaA
mHealthAlert
MIC (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan)
Microsoft Corporation
Ministry of National Guard, Saudi Arabia
Mio Global
Misfit
Moov
Moticon
Motion Fitness
mPedigree
mQure
MTN Group
Mubaloo
Myontec
NEC Corporation
Neurometrix
NeuroPro
NHIC (National Health Insurance Company, Qatar)
NHS (National Health Service, United Kingdom)
Nike
No Isolation
Nokia
Nonin Medical
Nortek Security & Control
Notch Interfaces
Novartis
Novo Nordisk
NTT DoCoMo
Nuubo
NXP Semiconductors
NZN Labs
Omada Health
Omron Corporation
OMsignal
OPKO Health
Optalert
Oracle Corporation
Oracle Health Sciences
Orange
Orange Healthcare
Orbita
Orpyx Medical Technologies
O-Synce
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company
Owlet Baby Care
Panasonic Corporation
PatientsLikeMe
PCHA (Personal Connected Health Alliance)
Pear Therapeutics
Pfizer
Pharmica Consulting
PHC Corporation
Phyode
Physitrack
Polar Electro
POSSIBLE Mobile
Praekelt Foundation
Pragmasystems
Preventice Solutions
Proactive MD
Propeller Health
Proteus Digital Health
PureTech Health
PUSH
Push Doctor
Qardio
QNX Software Systems
QSI (Quality Systems, Inc.)/NextGen Healthcare
Qualcomm Life
R1 RCM
Reflexion Health
Renesas Electronics Corporation
Respiri
Rest Devices
Roche Holding (F. Hoffmann-La Roche)
Royal Philips
RSL Steeper Group
S3 Group
Samsung Electronics
Samsung Group
Sanofi
Santech
SAP
Science 37
SCOTTY Group
Scrypt
Senseonics
Sensible Baby
Sensiia
Sentimoto
Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
Seraphim Sense
Shire
Sickweather
Siemens Healthcare
SK Group
SK Telecom
SmartCap Technologies (EdanSafe)
SnapMD
Snaptracs
SoftBank Group
SoftServe
Somaxis
Sonitus Medical
Sony Corporation
Sony Mobile Communications
Sotera Wireless
Sprint Corporation
Sproxil
Stanley Healthcare
STMicroelectronics
Swisscom
Swisscom Health
Tactio Health Group
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
TDK Corporation
Teladoc
Tele2
Telecom Italia Group
Telefónica Group
Telenor Group
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
The Learning Corporation
Thin Film Electronics
TI (Texas Instruments)
TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile)
toSense
Toshiba Corporation
TRHC (Tabula Rasa Healthcare)
Tricella
TSA (TEC Services Association)
Tunstall Healthcare
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration)
Uber Technologies
U-blox
United Nations
United Nations Foundation
UnitedHealth Group
Valencell
Validic (Motivation Science)
Vancive Medical Technologies (Avery Dennison Corporation)
Veeva Systems
Verizon Communications
Verklizan
ViiV Healthcare
Vitaphone
Vocera Communications
Vodafone Group
Voluntis
Vuzix
Wakayama Medical University
Wavelet Health
WebMD Health Corporation
WellDoc
Wellograph
Wellpass
Welltok
Whistle Labs
Wipro
Withings
WLSA (Wireless-Life Services Alliance)
Xiaomi
Xplore Technologies
Xsensio
Ypsomed
Zephyr Health
Zephyr Technology Corporation
Zinc Software
Zipnosis
Zoll Medical Corporation