e-Health refers to exchange of health related information through internet for the benefit of health of patient. e-health uses information and communication technology for healthcare sector, primarily to treat patients, conducting research, tracking disease, educating health workers and monitoring health of public.
Global e-health market is anticipated to grow dynamically as e-health offers cost-effective services to the healthcare industry. Additionally, WHO is also promoting e-health and asking its member states to deploy it to fuel growth of this industry. E-health industry is also driven by increased public awareness and its acceptance by healthcare professionals. However, growing security concerns and data privacy, and lack of proper infrastructure are going to hamper its growth.
Some of the e-health products are telemedicine, clinical decision support, electronic health records (EHR), health information system, health informatics, m-health and e-prescribing. EHR is the most preferred technology, due to its high adoption rate across many developing and developed nations. It helps to easily access records of patients, improve clinical decision support, quality reporting and provides clinical alerts.
Other significant product is m-health. Its market is also expected to show substantial growth due to high penetration of smart and high speed data services, which facilitates video calls and help in easy and quick healthcare delivery.
e-Healthcare services are mainly used by government, healthcare consumers and insurers. It helps healthcare professionals in proper data management; and facilitates insurers to easily get synchronized data, which help them to settle claims easily.
Bolstered by the positive response from the government and private health sector, e-Healthcare industry is witnessing new product launches, collaborations, and technological advancements.
North America is the major market due to supporting infrastructure and high speed internet. Asia Pacific is also estimated to show significant growth. Some of the players operating in this industry are Telecare, Epocrates Inc., Motion Computing Inc., Medisafe, IBM, Doximity, Lift Labs, Set Point Medical and Apple.
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