mHealth Market (Product - Connected Medical Devices (Heart Rate Monitors, Activity Monitors, Electrocardiograph, Fetal Monitoring, and Neuromonitoring), mHealth Applications (Fitness and Wellness, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases, Central Nervous System Diseases, Respiratory Diseases, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Smoking Cessation, and Medication Adherence), and mHealth Services; End User - B2B (Patients and Caregivers) and B2C (Providers, Payers, and Employers)) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2017 - 2025
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Recently, the World Health Organization has defined mHealth as the use of mobile and wireless technologies to support the achievement of health objectives. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) defines mHealth as the use of mobile and wireless devices (cell phones, tablets, etc.) to improve health outcomes, health care services, and health research. In a broad sense, mHealth is a set of apps, devices, connections that allow the user to be mobile, or reach out in a variety of ways.
The difference between mHealth and telehealth, then, is that telehealth refers to all instances of healthcare via the use of modern technology, whereas mHealth refers to the concept of mobile self-care — consumer technologies like smartphone and tablet apps that enable consumers to capture their own health data, without a clinician’s assistance or interpretation.
Thus, unlike telehealth, which encompasses clinician-to-clinician, clinician-to-patient, and patient-to-patient interaction, and unlike RPM, which involves clinician-to-patient and patient-to-patient interaction, mHealth is limited to patient-to-patient interaction (or patient self-interaction).
The global mHealth market is expected to witness massive growth rate in the coming years of the forecast period. For one, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has become a catalyst for the development of the global market. In last few years, digitalization has been a key factor of innovation across almost all industries, particularly in the healthcare segment. With the increasing penetration of internet connectivity and smartphone sales, the adoption of mHealth technologies by patients as well as physicians has grown considerably. The market is expected to continue to witness upward growth trajectory in the near future.
The prevalence and penetration of mobile healthcare applications such as medical and fitness apps with the well-being segment accounting for a considerable share, the growth of the mHealth market is expected to witness promising growth as new and innovative devices continue to help fuel the overall development.
Global mHealth Market: Snapshot
Mobile technology has expanded significantly across the globe in recent years. As per the Cisco Visual Networking Index, mobile traffic has increased four-fold in recent years and it is expected to grow exponentially in the near future. This increase in mobile traffic is seen due to advances in 3G and 4G network that has enabled utilization of smartphones and tablets in the field of commerce, entertainment, healthcare and others. Integration of mobile technology into healthcare services has allowed consumers to manage their daily activities effectively. mHealth helps to reduce healthcare expenditure by limiting the number of hospital visits and also reduces readmissions. Mobile connectivity with healthcare professionals helps in decreasing the bridge between healthcare professionals and patients.
Based on Product, the Demand for Connected Medical Devices Likely to be high
The global mHealth market is divided into three segments: by product, by end user and by geography. Based on product, the global mHealth market has been segmented into connected medical devices, mHealth applications and mHealth services. Connected medical devices segment accounted for leading market share in 2016. Further connected medical devices is segmented into heart rate monitors, activity monitors, electrocardiograph, fetal monitoring, neuromonitoring and others and mHealth applications is further segmented into fitness & wellness, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, central nervous system disease, respiratory diseases, musculoskeletal diseases, smoking cessation, medication adherence and others. Increasing penetration of internet across the region and technological advancements such as introduction of 3G/4G/5G internet services, increasing focus of general population towards fitness, wellness and nutrition diets are expected to propel the growth of mHealth application segment in the forecast period
Based on end user, the mHealth market is segmented into B2C and B2B. B2C end user is further segmented into patients and caregivers and B2B is further classified into providers, payers, employers, and others. B2B segment accounted for leading market share in 2016. Increasing adoption of mHealth solutions by hospitals, health insurance companies and government organizations are expected to drive the growth of the B2B segment in the forecast period.
North America Held Leading Market Share in 2016, Trailed by Europe
Geographically, the mHealth market has been categorized into five regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America was the largest market in 2016, followed by Europe. High health care expenditure, government initiatives, high rate of adoption of new technologies and increasing funding by private and public organizations are some of the factors driving the growth of the mHealth market in North America and Europe. On the other hand, the mHealth market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to grow at the higher CAGR compared to other regions during the forecast period from 2017 to 2025. Increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, aging population and increasing disposable income are some of the major factor likely to drive the growth of the mHealth market in the Asia Pacific. The mHealth market in Latin America is a promising market, offering significant growth opportunities due to increasing government initiatives and increasing funding by public and private investors and establishment of new companies and new product launches.
Major players operating in the global mHealth market are Dexcom, Inc., Apple Inc., FitBit, Inc., Withings, Jawbone, Proteus Digital Health, Omada Health, Inc., WellDoc, Inc., Livongo Health, Noom, Inc., Ginger.io, Inc., Propeller Health, 2Morrow, Inc., Canary Health, Mango Health, BiogeniQ Inc., Twine Health, Inc., Glooko, Inc., Firstbeat Technologies Ltd., Claritas MindSciences, Big Health, Dthera Sciences, Virta Health Corp, Zest Health, LLC, Meru Health, Inc., HealthMine, Inc., Pear Therapeutics, Inc., BioTelemetry, Inc., Blue Mesa Health, and Digital Therapeutics
Global mHealth Market: Scope and Methodology
This report on the global mHealth market analyzes the current and future prospects of the market. The report comprises an elaborate executive summary, including a market snapshot that provides overall information of various segments and sub-segments.
The research is a combination of primary and secondary research. Primary research formed the bulk of our research efforts along with information collected from telephonic interviews and interactions via e-mails. Secondary research involved study of company websites, annual reports, press releases, stock analysis presentations, and various international and national databases. The report provides market size in terms of US$ Mn for each segment for the period from 2015 to 2025, considering the macro and micro environmental factors. Growth rates for each segment within the global mHealth market have been determined after a thorough analysis of past trends, demographics, future trends, technological developments, and regulatory requirements.
A detailed qualitative analysis of factors responsible for driving and restraining market growth and future opportunities has been provided in the market overview section. This section of the report also includes market attractiveness analysis that provides a thorough analysis of the overall competitive scenario in the global mHealth market.
Market revenue in terms of US$ Mn for the period between 2015 and 2025 along with the compound annual growth rate (CAGR %) from 2017 to 2025 are provided for all the segments, considering 2016 as the base year. Market size estimations involved in-depth study of services and product features of different types of applications. Additionally, market related factors such as increasing preference for technologically advanced products, product innovation, and increasing incidences and prevalence of chronic diseases in various geographies and historical year-on-year growth have been taken into consideration while estimating the market size.
mHealth Market: Segmentation
Based on product, the global mHealth market has been segmented into connected medical devices, mHealth applications and mHealth services. Further connected medical devices is segmented into heart rate monitors, activity monitors, electrocardiograph, fetal monitoring, neuromonitoring and others and mHealth applications is further segmented into fitness & wellness, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, central nervous system disease, respiratory diseases, musculoskeletal diseases, smoking cessation, medication adherence and others. Based on end user, the mhealth market is segmented into B2C and B2B. B2C end user is further segmented into patients and caregivers and B2B is further classified into providers, payers, employers, and others.
mHealth Market: Geographical and Competitive Dynamics
Geographically, the global mHealth market has been segmented into five regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. In addition, the regions have been further segmented by major countries from each region. These include the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia & New Zealand, Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, UAE and South Africa.
The report also profiles major players in the mHealth market based on various attributes such as company overview, financial overview, SWOT analysis, key business strategies, product portfolio, and recent developments. Key companies profiled in the report include Dexcom, Inc., Apple Inc., FitBit, Inc., Withings, Jawbone, Proteus Digital Health, Omada Health, Inc., WellDoc, Inc., Livongo Health, Noom, Inc., Ginger.io, Inc., Propeller Health, 2Morrow, Inc., Canary Health, Mango Health, BiogeniQ Inc., Twine Health, Inc., Glooko, Inc., Firstbeat Technologies Ltd., Claritas MindSciences, Big Health, Dthera Sciences, Virta Health Corp, Zest Health, LLC, Meru Health, Inc., HealthMine, Inc., Pear Therapeutics, Inc., BioTelemetry, Inc., Blue Mesa Health, and Digital Therapeutics.
The global mHealth market has been segmented as follows: