The mHealth (Mobile Healthcare) Ecosystem: 2017 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts

Release Date: November 2016
Number of Pages: 424
Number of Tables and Figures: 106

Synopsis: With more than 7 Billion mobile network subscriptions worldwide, the mobile communications sector is rapidly gaining traction from a diverse range of vertical sectors. Healthcare is no exception to this trend. 

As healthcare providers seek to maximize their patient outreach while minimizing costs, many view mobile healthcare (or mHealth) as the solution to improve healthcare cost–efficiency. mHealth refers to the usage of mobile communications technology and devices to enhance access to healthcare information, improve distribution of routine and emergency health services, and provide diagnostic services.

Mobile operators also view mHealth as a lucrative opportunity for the monetization of their mobile connectivity services as a growing proportion of their subscribers adopt healthcare centric wearables. Given that most operators have established themselves as reputable consumer brands, they are also eyeing at opportunities to offer services beyond simple connectivity. Many operators already offer branded or co-branded end-to-end mHealth solutions to their customer bases. 

In addition, mHealth offers a multitude to opportunities to the pharmaceutical industry ranging from enhanced R&D activities and medication adherence to securing the supply chain and combating counterfeit drugs.

Driven by the thriving ecosystem, SNS Research estimates that the mHealth market will account for over $23 Billion in 2017 alone. Despite barriers relating to regulation, patient acceptance and privacy concerns, SNS Research estimates further growth at a CAGR of more than 35% over the next three years.

The “mHealth (Mobile Healthcare) Ecosystem: 2017 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts“ report presents an in–depth assessment of the global mHealth market. In addition to covering key market drivers, challenges, future roadmap, value chain analysis, deployment case studies, service/product strategies and strategic recommendations, the report also presents comprehensive forecasts for the mHealth market from 2017 till 2030. The forecasts and historical revenue figures are individually segmented for 5 individual 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 Research estimates that the mHealth market will account for over $23 Billion in 2017 alone. Despite barriers relating to regulation, patient acceptance and privacy concerns, SNS Research estimates further growth at a CAGR of more than 35% over the next three years.
  • While the use of mHealth devices and apps is already widespread in clinical trials, pharmaceutical giants are now setting their sights on connected drug delivery platforms that will automatically detect and log patients’ medication use to improve adherence.
  • SNS Research estimates that mHealth centric wearable devices will account for over 60 Million unit shipments by the end of 2017. 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.
  • mHealth has the potential to dramatically reduce the costs of healthcare operations, while improving the quality of healthcare. SNS Research estimates that by the end of 2017, mHealth could represent up to $370 Billion in annual healthcare cost savings worldwide.

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 industry roadmap: 2017 – 2030
  • Key trends in the mHealth ecosystem; mHealth regulation, security, adoption of cloud based mHealth services, alliances for ecosystem fortification, and the impact of LTE/5G deployments
  • The role of IoT and wearable technology in the mHealth ecosystem
  • Profiles and strategies of over 230 leading 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 
  • Historical revenue figures and forecasts till 2030

Forecast Segmentation:
Market forecasts and historical revenue figures 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
    • mHealth 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:
  • What are the key market drivers and challenges for mHealth?
  • What are the key applications of mHealth?
  • How is the mHealth value chain structured and how will it evolve overtime?
  • How big is the mHealth opportunity, and how much revenue will it generate in 2020?
  • What will be the installed base of IoT connections for mHealth applications in 2020?
  • How many mHealth centric wearable devices will be shipped in 2020?
  • Which regions, countries and submarkets will see the highest percentage of growth?
  • Who are the key market players and what are their strategies?
  • What level of cost savings can mHealth facilitate for healthcare providers in each region?
  • What are the key applications of LTE and 5G networks in the mHealth market?
  • What considerations should be taken into account to devise a successful mHealth strategy for a hospital?
  • 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
Accenture
AdhereTech
Adherium
Adidas
AeroScout
Aerotel Medical Systems
Aetna
Agfa Healthcare
Agfa-Gevaert Group
AiRISTA
AirStrip Technologies
Alego Health
AliveCor
AllScripts Healthcare
Alphabet
Altran Group
AMD Global Telemedicine
Amiigo
Anthem
Apollo Hospitals
Appirio
Apple
ARM
Asahi Kasei Group
ASICS Corporation
AstraZeneca
AT&T
AT&T Mobility
Athenahealth
Atlas Wearables
Augmendix
Avery Dennison Corporation
BabyCenter
BettrLife
Bharti Airtel
Big Cloud Analytics
Biosensics
BioTelemetry Technology
Biotricity
BlackBerry
Body Scientific International
Boehringer Ingelheim
Boston Scientific Corporation
Breakthrough Technologies
BSX Athletics
BT Group
BTS Bioengineering
Bupa
Cambridge Consultants
Capsule Technologie
CardioComm Solutions
CardioNet
Carre Technologies
Catapult Sports
CEEK VR
CellTrust Corporation
CEN (European Committee for Standardization)
CenTrak
Cerner Corporation
Chetu
Cigna
CirrusMD
Cisco Systems
Cityzen Sciences
Codoon
Cohero Health
Companion Medical
Comtech Telecommunications Corporation
Continua Council
Conversa Health
CRF Health
CTC (Cambridge Temperature Concepts)
Cupris Health
Cyberdyne
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
Diversinet
DocbookMD
DoCoMo Healthcare
dorsaVi
Dreamtrap Commercials
DT (Deutsche Telekom)
Ducere Technologies
EB Sport Group
ECHAlliance (European Connected Health Alliance)
eClinicalWorks
EE
Ekahau
Ekso Bionics
EMN (European Medical Network)
Emotiv Systems
Entra Health Systems
Epic Systems Corporation
Epion Health
Ericsson
Evena Medical
Extension Healthcare
Fatigue Science
Finis
Fitbit
Flyfit
FRUCT MD
Fujitsu
Gait Up
Garmin
GE Healthcare
Gecko Health Innovations
Gemalto
General Electric
Genesis Health Technologies
Ginger.io
Global Digital Health Network
Google
GOQii
Grameen Foundation
GSK (GlaxoSmithKline)
GSMA
Guandong Biolight Meditech
Halma
HealBe
HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society)
HL7 (Health Level Seven International)
Honeywell Life Care Solutions
Hövding
HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
Huawei
Human API
i4C Innovations
IBM Corporation
ICEdot
Ideal Life
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
iHealth Labs
Imec
ImPACT Applications
Imprivata
Inspiro Medical
Instabeat
Integron Corporation
Intel Corporation
InteraXon
Intermountain Healthcare
InTouch Health
InvenSense
Invision Heart
IQMax
iRhythm Technologies
ISO (International Organization for Standardization)
ITU (International Telecommunications Union)
Jawbone
Jaybird
Johns Hopkins University
Johnson & Johnson
KDDI Corporation
Ki Performance
KORE Wireless Group
Kreyos
Lark Technologies
Lenovo
LG Electronics
LMD (Leman Micro Devices)
London Air Ambulance
Lumo BodyTech
Magellan (MiTAC Digital Corporation)
McKinsey & Company
MDLIVE
Medecin Direct
Medella Health
Medisafe
MedM
MedSignals/VitalSignals
Medtronic
MedTrust Online
MedWeb
Melon
mHealthAlert
Microsoft
Ministry of National Guard, Saudi Arabia
Mio Global
Misfit
Moov
Moticon
Motion Fitness
mPedigree
mQure
MTN Group
Myontec
Neurometrix
NeuroPro
NHIC (National Health Insurance Company, Qatar)
NHS (National Health Service, United Kingdom)
Nike
No Isolation
Nokia
Nokia Networks
Nokia Technologies
Nonin Medical
Notch Interfaces
Novartis
Novo Nordisk
NTT DoCoMo
Nuubo
NXP Semiconductors
NZN Labs
Omron Corporation
OMsignal
OPKO Health
Optalert
Orange
Orange Healthcare
Orpyx Medical Technologies
O-Synce
Owlet Baby Care
Panasonic Corporation
PCHA (Personal Connected Health Alliance)
Pharmica Consulting
Phyode
Polar Electro
Praekelt Foundation
Pragmasystems
Preventice
Propeller Health
Proteus Digital Health
PUSH
Qardio
Qloudlab
QNX Software Systems
Qualcomm
Qualcomm Life
Reflexion Health
Rest Devices
Roche Holding (F. Hoffmann-La Roche)
Royal Philips
RSL Steeper Group
S3 Group
Samsung Electronics
Samsung Group
Sanofi
Santech
SAP
SCOTTY Group
Sensible Baby
Senso Solutions
Sentimoto
Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
Seraphim Sense
Siemens Healthcare
SK Group
SK Telecom
SmartCap Technologies
Snaptracs
SoftBank Corporation
SoftServe
Somaxis
Sonitus Medical
Sony Corporation
Sony Mobile Communications
Sotera Wireless
Sprint Corporation
Stanley Healthcare
STMicroelectronics
Swisscom
Swisscom Health
Tactio Health Group
Telcare
Tele2
Telecom Italia
Telenor
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
TI (Texas Instruments)
TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile)
Toshiba Corporation
Tricella
Tunstall Group
Tunstall Healthcare
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration)
U-blox
United Nations
United Nations Foundation
UnitedHealth Group
Valencell
Validic (Motivation Science)
Vancive Medical Technologies
Verizon Communications
Verizon Wireless
Vitaphone
Vodafone Group
Voxiva
Vuzix
Wearable Intelligence
WellDoc
Wellograph
Withings
WLSA (Wireless–Life Services Alliance)
Xiaomi
Xplore Technologies
Xsensio
Zephyr Technology Corporation
Zinc Software
Zoll Medical Corporation
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