E-health uses electronic devices and communication to provide healthcare services to patients remotely. It includes various services such as mobile health (m-health), Electronic Health Record (EHR), Computerized Physician Order Entry, telemedicine, Healthcare Information and Management, e- prescribing, consumer health informatics and clinical decision support system. EHR covers the largest segment of the overall e-health market, and it provides quick access to patient’s information, real-time reporting and clinical alerts. Other benefits associated with e-health services include reduction of medical and administrative errors, centralization of the healthcare services and self-monitoring & management by patients.
E-health market is driven by increased use of mobile and internet technologies, shifts towards Internet of Things (IoT), innovations in software applications and reduced costs of sensors. Some of the challenges which can hinder its growth are licensing issues, security and privacy concerns, fraudulent activities and usability issues.
Home healthcare devices are those medical devices which are intended especially for non-professional users such as the patients, their relatives or any medically untrained caregiver. Home healthcare devices can be used in any environment outside the professional healthcare facility. Patient monitoring devices, therapeutic devices, mobility assist and other patient support devices are the `various segments of home healthcare devices market. Therapeutic devices segment is rapidly growing due to increasing incidence of chronic diseases such as cancer, respiratory disorder, cardiology diseases and kidney failures. Some of the commonly used home healthcare devices are portable oxygen concentrators, glucose meter and ventilators.
Cost effectiveness, technological development, improved convenience in handling home healthcare devices and the growing awareness and shift in the treatment trends from hospitals to home are some of the driving factors. However, issues pertaining to safety and effectiveness can be the restraining factors.
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