Global Telehealth Market By Method (Critical & Acute Care, & Ambulatory Care), By Technology (Videoconferencing, Internet Calling, Store-And-Forward Imaging, Streaming Media, & Terrestrial & Wireless Communication), By Geography - Analysis & Forecast to 2019
Telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.
Telemedicine uses ICTs to overcome geographical barriers, and increase access to health care services. This is particularly beneficial for rural and underserved communities in developing countries – groups that traditionally suffer from lack of access to health care.
The report analyzes the Global Telehealth Market by methods, types of products/devices, services, technologies, applications and by geography.
On the basis of methods, the market segmented into; critical & acute care, and ambulatory care.
Critical care majorly deals with the services like; eICU, eAcute, eConsultant, while ambulatory care involves; Intensive Ambulatory Care (eIAC), Chronic Ambulatory Care (eCAC), and Transition to Ambulatory Care (eTrAC). Further the market is divided into types of products which maily includes; handheld telemedicine kits, telemedicine robots and such others.
Depending upon the technologies the global telehealth market is segmented as; videoconferencing, internet calling, store-and-forward imaging, streaming media, and terrestrail & wireless communications. The telehealth is majorly used between the treatments of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic heart failure, diabetes, and epilepsy.
Further, based on geographies, the global telehealth market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia, and Rest of the World (RoW).
Growing usage of mobiles and healthcare IT services, ageing population, increasing healthcare cost, need of improving access to healthcare in rural areas are primarily driving the growth of telehealth market in various geographies.
Globally the telehealth market is dominated by North America followed by Europe. The Asian region would be growing at a faster rate due to increasing healthcare cost and need of providing access to healthcare in rural areas of Asian countries.
In-depth Market share analysis, by revenue, of the top companies is also included in the report. These numbers are arrived at, based on key facts, annual financial information from SEC filings, Annual reports and interviews with industry experts, key opinion leaders such as CEOs, directors, and marketing executives. Country-wise Market share (%) by revenue for the major players operating in this market has also been provided for the year 2014 in the competitive landscape section. In addition, the report also profiled key players of the market on various parameters such as business overview, financial overview, product portfolio, business strategies and recent developments of the respective company. Some of the key market players of the global telehealth market include GE Healthcare, McKesson, Philips Healthcare , Siemens Healthcare and others.