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