Smart Insights: mHealth will disrupt healthcare systems thanks to cost savings and efficiency

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Intelling's latest Smart Insights Report: “mHealth: Game Changer for Healthcare,” establishes that mHealth (mobile health) solutions, which include the use of mobile devices to provide healthcare services, will account for 718.5 million units in 2020. Revenues will achieve EUR 104 billion in 2020.

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Thierry Spanjaard, CEO of Smart Insights declares: “mHealth will disrupt the way healthcare is delivered in the next years and the secure transactions industry can be a key stakeholder in that change thanks to its long experience delivering confidence."

Intelling is publishing a new Smart Insights Report “mHealth: Game Changer for Healthcare,” that analyzes in detail the dynamics and the specificities of the mHealth (mobile health) business. mHealth refers to the use of mobile communications technology and devices to provide healthcare solutions, whether this is for prevention, diagnosis, treatment or medical follow-up. As these solutions are used both for medical practice and non-medical practice, mHealth benefits multiple players involved in its value chain. Patients can manage their health more actively; healthcare professionals can provide more accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment and medication. As a result, the healthcare ecosystem will be more efficient and reduce costs.

mHealth solutions include numerous technological solutions, focusing mainly on the measurement of vital signs and health parameters that directly or indirectly motivate individuals to adapt a healthier life style. An essential part of the added value of mHealth can be found in the analysis of these data. Big data offers the opportunity to access and analyze vast amounts of unstructured data and search for patterns and causal relationships. Healthcare professionals, researchers and lab companies will benefit from these data to advance health care research. Maximizing the potential of health data will lead to increased productivity, and cost cuts in the healthcare sector.

According to the Smart Insights Report “mHealth: Game Changer for Healthcare,” mHealth devices shipments are expected to keep growing in the next years at a 46% CAGR (Compounded Annual Growth Rate) between 2015 and 2020, leading to 718.5 million units to be shipped in 2020. The Smart Insights Report segments the mHealth market in three categories according to the devices' main functionality: Health Promotion Devices, Remote Diagnostic & Assisted Living Devices, and Decision Support Devices, and provides detailed analysis along these segments and their sub-segments.

The Smart Insights Report “mHealth: Game Changer for Healthcare,” also forecasts revenues for each market segment of the mHealth market for the period between 2015 and 2020. Total revenues are expected to grow at a CAGR of 36% during the forecast period to achieve EUR 104 billion in 2020. “Health Promotion Devices”, which includes mainly solutions used to improve wellness and fitness, contributes with the largest slice of shipments, as well as revenues.

Thierry Spanjaard, CEO of Smart Insights declares: “mHealth will disrupt the way healthcare is delivered in the next years and the secure transactions industry can be a key stakeholder in that change. With its long experience delivering confidence over security concerns, the secure transactions industry is in an advantageous position to deliver its value-added services and help mitigating security and privacy concerns, which have retarded mHealth development.”

Silvana Pintão, industry analyst for Smart Insights and author of the report adds: “mHealth is already a reality with multiple pilots underway. But to achieve widespread adoption, stakeholders will need to start cooperating and developing interoperable solutions. Additionally, regulations will have to reflect the growing need for the use of disruptive technologies in healthcare systems.”

This Smart Insights Report, titled “mHealth: Game Changer for Healthcare,” explores in detail the business models of the various mHealth vendors, and establishes a segmentation of this nascent market. The research has been conducted combining Smart Insights long-standing experience in the secure transactions industry with interviews with key players in the mHealth and secure transactions industry, as well as stakeholders from mobile network operators, standards organizations, technology developers and systems integrators specializing in this area.

The Smart Insights Report “mHealth: Game Changer for Healthcare” is available at

In related news, Smart Insights will be present at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, March 02-05, 2015. Feel free to give us a call to arrange a meeting.

About Intelling:
Smart Insights Reports, along with Smart Insights Weekly and Smart Insights Market Trends, are published by Intelling, a consultancy headquartered in Marseille, France. Intelling is a consultancy with two expertise majors: marketing and strategy for secure transactions, smart cards, telecoms, payment, and convergence, as well as market intelligence, for all industry fields. Intelling is the publisher of Smart Insights Reports, that address secure transactions and smart card markets, providing an extensive qualitative and quantitative analysis.

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