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NEW YORK, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Trends in mHealth and Telemedicine in our store

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Mobile health can help healthcare providers to improve the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the care they provide. Healthcare and ICT companies can also benefit from the increased sales opportunities resulting from the crossover of technologies.

Worldwide societal, technological, and economic changes are affecting the way people live and look after their health. New, more efficient and cost effective ways of delivering healthcare are needed. mHealth and telemedicine offer a solution to this problem. The growth potential of the mHealth and telemedicine market is only now becoming apparent as more healthcare and ICT vendors take part.

Scope of this research

• Identify current trends in healthcare, IT, and mobile technologies and adapt R&D and marketing efforts accordingly.

• Review the various initiatives that will impact private and public healthcare expenditure and affect ICT and healthcare companies' sales.

• Assess the opportunities created by the integration of healthcare and mobile technologies to identify and exploit new growth channels.

• Anticipate the threats posed by the shift in healthcare provision and devise suitable strategies to maintain sales and market shares.

Research and analysis highlights

Demographic changes such as population ageing, health conditions linked to increased sedentariness and harmful lifestyle choices are key drivers of mobile health. Economic and financial pressures lead healthcare providers and governments to deliver more cost-effective healthcare through mobile health and telemedicine.

The pervasiveness of mobile cellular technology and the technological advances in IT, mobile telephony, and user equipment are creating the perfect environment for the remote provision of healthcare. The increased prevalence of chronic diseases is creating a market for telemonitoring equipment and services.

Developing countries stand to benefit the most from mobile health and telemedicine due to the greater lack of fixed ICT infrastructures and healthcare provision.

Key reasons to purchase this research

• What are the main drivers behind mobile health?

• How is mobile health affecting healthcare provision and health practices?

• Is mobile health the latest fad or is it a long-lasting trend?

• Is mobile health a global or localised phenomenon and how is it applied in various parts of the world?

• Who will benefit from the shift to mobile health and what are the best ways to exploit the new opportunities?

TABLE OF CONTENTS

About the author 2

Disclaimer 2

Executive Summary 12

The changing face of healthcare provision and management 12

Technologies and business frameworks in telemedicine and mHealth 12

Benefits and challenges of telemedicine and mHealth 13

What prospects for telemedicine and mHealth? 13

Exploiting telemedicine and mHealth 14

Chapter 1 The changing face of healthcare provision and management

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Summary 16

Introduction 16

Factors affecting healthcare 17

Societal factors 17

Population ageing poses new challenges to healthcare systems 17

Increased life expectancy compounds the effects of population ageing 22

Lifestyle choices create new burdens for healthcare systems 22

Economic factors 23

Growing cost of healthcare 23

Lasting impacts of the global financial crisis 26

Shortage of healthcare professionals 27

Shift in care settings 28

Technological advances that help shape mobile health 28

IT penetration 28

Ubiquitous mobile cellular telephony 31

The advent of 3G technology 33

The emerging face of telemedicine and mHealth 35

eHealth as a way to tackle funding and staff shortages 36

Public and private organizations show interest in eHealth 36

Chapter 2 Technologies and business frameworks in telemedicine and

mHealth 38

Summary 38

Introduction 38

Technological aspects 39

Connectivity and speed 39

The telemedicine and mHealth ecosystem 39

Electronic health records and patient medical records: the cornerstone of eHealth 40

The right user equipment for the right population 40

Cloud computing 43

Applications of telemedicine and mHealth 44

Remote consultation and diagnostics 45

ePrescribing 45

Home-based care (homecare) 46

Wireless medical telemetry services (WMTS) and remote patient monitoring 46

Wireless medical telemetry services 46

Remote patient monitoring (telemonitoring) 47

Emergency services 47

Health education and disease prevention 47

Personalization of care and patient involvement 48

Improving communication 48

New business frameworks 48

New business strategies 48

Cross-sector partnerships 49

Partnership opportunities for content delivery 49

Chapter 3 Benefits and challenges of telemedicine and mHealth 50

Summary 50

Introduction 50

Benefits for patients and healthcare providers 51

Reduced costs and increased efficiency for healthcare facilities and professionals 51

Greater patient compliance and empowerment 51

Benefits for industry players 52

Chronic health conditions create sales opportunities for ICT and healthcare companies 52

Opportunities for ICT companies 52

Opportunities for healthcare companies 52

Opportunities for new entrants 53

Growing cell-phone use offers opportunities to network operators and content providers 53

Spending in the homecare segment drives telemedicine spending 54

The homecare market offers new product development opportunities 54

Smartphones contribute to the growth in the telemedicine and mHealth market 55

Ultraportable PCs 57

Challenges of telemedicine and mHealth 57

Cost issues 57

Costs of equipment and services 57

New telemedicine and mHealth charges 58

Organizational issues 58

Greater surveillance of healthcare providers' practices 58

Limitations of ePrescribing 58

Technological issues 59

Content challenges 59

Mobile infrastructure and network challenges 59

IT network management 60

Data storage and management 60

Connectivity challenges 60

Lack of interoperability 60

Limitations of cloud computing 61

Legal and practical issues 62

Confidentiality, privacy, and security issues 62

Standards of practice 62

Chapter 4 What prospects for telemedicine and mHealth? 64

Summary 64

Introduction 64

Government regulatory support for eHealth 65

The European Union (EU) 65

The 2004 eHealth action plan 66

The seven-year Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7, 2007–13) 66

The joint project "eHealth-INTEROP" (mandate M/403) 67

The European Commission's "Competitiveness and Innovation Programme" 67

EU eHealth policies 67

eHealth investments 68

The US 68

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) 68

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) 68

Healthcare providers are strongly incentivized to adopt eHealth solutions 68

Cooperation between the EU and the US 69

Telemedicine initiatives worldwide 70

Initiatives in the EU and the rest of Europe 70

RENEWING HEALTH (REgioNs of Europe WorkINg toGether for HEALTH) 71

The Smart Open Services for European Patients (epSOS) 72

Initiatives in the US 72

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) initiative 73

The eHealth Initiative (eHI) and the Foundation for eHealth Initiative 73

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and Healthy Appalachia 73

The Southwest Virginia Telemedicine Cancer Outreach Program (SWVA TCOP) 74

Initiatives in developing countries 74

Initiatives in Latin America 77

Initiatives in Africa 77

Initiatives in the Caribbean 78

Initiatives in Asia Pacific 78

International initiatives 79

The United Nations Foundation's mHealth Alliance 79

CommCare 79

Network operators' and equipment manufacturers' initiatives 80

AT&T 80

Vodafone 80

Orange 81

NTT DoCoMo 82

Healthcare manufacturers' and technology companies' initiatives 82

GE Healthcare 82

The Continua Health Alliance 83

Mobile real-time medical data collection with Minder by Cambridge Consultants 83

Qualcomm 84

Chapter 5 Exploiting telemedicine and mHealth 85

Summary 85

Introduction 86

Addressing key issues first 86

Overcoming stakeholder resistance 86

Reimbursement and cost issues 86

Efficiency will penalize healthcare providers unless payment systems are reviewed 87

Patients and consumers must buy into telemedicine 87

Telemedicine must not threaten healthcare professionals 88

Innovation in the field requires industry collaboration 88

Solving technical issues and addressing technological requirements 88

Connectivity and infrastructure services 88

Faster mobile connections are required to speed up mHealth adoption 89

Data security must be guaranteed 89

Content must be tailored to mHealth specificities 89

Potential of the telemedicine and mHealth market 90

Future revenue sources 90

Shrinking healthcare resources benefit the homecare segment 90

Growing chronic disease prevalence will consolidate the potential of the homecare segment 91

Significant contribution of home health monitoring to the homecare segment 91

Polypathology creates new opportunities 91

Services and devices will generate the biggest revenue share 92

The mHealth apps segment will continue to grow 93

Growth markets and challenges 93

Barriers still exist in the EU 93

Developing countries can benefit the most from telemedicine 93

Cloud-based solutions will help support telemedicine and mHealth services 95

The role of user equipment 96

Limitations of user equipment 96

Government involvement is paramount to foster health adoption 97

New strategies for ICT and healthcare vendors 98

Models to exploit mHealth and telemedicine 98

Health systems with a single point of contact are a good starting point 98

Using a bottom-up approach in developing countries 98

Pricing models for data storage and management 99

Public–private partnerships 99

Addressing funding issues with public–private partnerships 100

New business models 100

A business model based on profit sharing between stakeholders 101

Future-proofing mHealth and telemedicine systems 101

Industrial and commercial partnerships 101

Appendix 102

Scope 102

Methodology 102

Abbreviations 102

Glossary 105

3G 105

4G 105

Bluetooth 105

eHealth 106

ePrescription 106

Electronic health records 106

Electronic medical records 106

GSM 106

Mobile broadband 106

Mobile health (synonym: mHealth) 106

Mobile Internet 107

Notebook 107

Telemedicine (synonym: teleHealth) 107

USB 107

Wi-Fi 107

Smartphone 107

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Table of figures

Figure 1: Population aged 60 years or over, 2009 and 2050 19

Figure 2: Proportion of population aged ? 60 years by development levels (%), 1950–2050 21

Figure 3: Government health expenditure as % of total expenditure, 2000–2007 24

Figure 4: Total expenditure on health as % of GDP, 2000–2007 25

Figure 5: Estimated IT and Internet penetration, 2010 29

Figure 6: Estimated worldwide Internet usage by region (per 100 inhabitants), 2010 30

Figure 7: Estimated mobile cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants, 2010 32

Figure 8: Global cell-phone subscribers by technology generation (billions), 2009–14 33

Figure 9: Drivers of telemedicine and mHealth 35

Figure 10: Enablers and applications of telemedicine and mHealth 45

Figure 11: Challenges posed by telemedicine and mHealth 63

Figure 12: Distribution of mHealth programs by location, 2010 75

Figure 13: Distribution of mHealth programs by application area, 2010 76

Figure 14: Orange's 3-pronged strategy for 3 market segments 82

Figure 15: Share of total mHealth market opportunity by revenue source (%), 2010–15 92

Figure 16: Benefits of telemedicine and mHealth for stakeholders 100

Table of tables

Table 1: Population aged 60 years or over (millions), 2009 and 2050 20

Table 2: Proportion of population aged ? 60 years by development levels (%), 1950–2050 21

Table 3: Government health expenditure as % of total expenditure, 2000–2007 24

Table 4: Total expenditure on health as % of GDP, 2000–2007 26

Table 5: Estimated IT and Internet penetration, 2010 29

Table 6: Estimated Internet usage by region (per 100 inhabitants), 2010 30

Table 7: Estimated mobile cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants, 2010 32

Table 8: Global cell-phone subscribers by technology generation (billions), 2009–14 34

Table 9: Smartphone penetration worldwide by region (% of total mobile handsets), 2009–14 56

Table 10: EU telemedicine activities, 2007–10 71

Table 11: Distribution of mHealth programs by location, 2010 76

Table 12: Distribution of mHealth programs by application area, 2010 77

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