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

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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