Vendor-agnostic solutions that can aid interoperability attract interest from hospitals, finds Frost & Sullivan
SANTA CLARA, Calif.,July 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The wide adoption of electronic medical/health record (EMR/EHR) solutions in hospitals is making a strong case for interoperability among medical devices, and could well take the
"The current generation of medical devices are local area network (LAN)-aware and has the ability to integrate with any hospital IT systems," said Dinesh Kumar, Transformational Health Industry Analyst. "Medical devices can connect to hospital networks using Internet protocol (IP) technologies of transmission control protocol (TCP)/IP and wide area network (WAN) either directly or through a vendor-supplied gateway."
Frost & Sullivan's recent analysis, Global Hospital-based Medical Device Connectivity Market, Forecast to 2022, examines the competitive landscape covering clinical IT systems vendors, medical device OEMs, vendor-agnostic third-party vendors, and healthcare system integrators. It presents use cases for patient data integration with EHRs, real-time patient monitoring, virtual ICU, centralised patient monitoring, and clinical alarms.
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North America emerged the biggest adopter of MDC solutions in 2017, with $171.8 million of the total revenue. The United States market generated $153.9 million of those, driven by technology innovation and policies like Meaningful Use (MU), Accountable Care Organisations (ACO), and the hospital readmission reduction programme. The European and Asia-Pacific (APAC) markets too were supported by favourable initiatives like healthcare digitisation and the medical error reduction programme at the point-of-care.
Future growth opportunities in this market include:
"Next generation connected medical devices will embrace machine-to-machine (M2M) and cloud-based technologies for real time, bi-directional communication required for centralised patient monitoring. For hospitals without EMR solutions, cloud-based device connectivity and digital dashboards for device data visualisation will be an alternative. Furthermore, the growing demand for hospital-based MDC is giving rise to competitive business models and solution offerings from direct and indirect market players," noted Kumar.
Global Hospital-based Medical Device Connectivity Market, Forecast to 2022 is part of Frost & Sullivan's global Connected Health Growth Partnership Service program.
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