As per our analysis report, the global mobile health market size is forecasted to reach USD 212.71 billion by 2027 from USD 46.31 Billion in 2022, showcasing a compound annual growth rate of 35.65% during the forecast period. Fitbit, Apple Inc., and DEXCOM are expected to occupy most of the mHealth market share globally during the forecast period.
mHealth is a branch of eHealth dealing with the collection of patient data. The patient data is collected and stored using the mHealth application and is reviewed by health care professionals to determine the severity of the medical condition. Wireless electronic devices like mobiles, wearable devices, and others play a key role in collecting patient data. The data which is collected is stored on a remote cloud using mHealth applications.
Rapid advancement in mobile technology and software, increased mobile applications, new opportunities for mobile health integration into existing eHealth systems, and continued growth in mobile cellular network coverage are majorly driving the global mHealth market growth.
Growing penetration of the Internet and cell phones is significantly contributing to the growth rate of the market. In many low- and middle-income countries, the penetration of smartphone networks surpasses other infrastructure, such as paved roads and electricity, and dwarfs the fixed deployment of the Internet.
Y-O-Y growth in the prevalence of chronic diseases is forecasted to favor the global mHealth market growth.
Good outcomes have been reported for managing chronic diseases, improving symptoms of chronic pulmonary disorders and symptoms of heart failure, reducing death. According to WHO, the Global Burden of Disease Study estimates a prevalence of 251 million COPD cases worldwide in 2016. In low- and middle-income countries, more than 90% of COPD deaths occur. An estimated 17.9 million people died in 2016 from CVDs, representing 31% of all global deaths. About 85% of these deaths are due to heart attack and stroke. In addition, in low-and-middle-income nations, the prevalence of diabetes has risen more rapidly than in high-income countries. An estimated 1.6 million deaths by diabetes in 2016.
Significant cost savings in the delivery of healthcare is another crucial aspect supporting the global mobile health market.
These networks are increasingly advanced, providing higher and higher data transfer rates alongside cheaper and more efficient handsets, improving how health services and information are accessed, distributed, and handled. Thus, the chance of greater personalization and citizen-focused public health and medical care comes with improved accessibility.
Reducing premature mortality from co-morbidities with non-communicable disorders and non-communicable diseases. Other possibilities for using mobile devices include raising awareness about the primary risk factors for non-communicable diseases and improving the diagnosis and monitoring of illnesses, self-care and home care, and overall chronic illness management. These are some driving factors that boost the mHealth market.
The increased use of wearable smart medical devices and beneficial policies in government are driving the growth of the mHealth market.
Governments express interest in mHealth as a complementary strategy for improving health systems in low- and middle-income countries and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related to health. mHealth is used in maternal and child health and poverty-related disease burden reduction programs, including HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis (TB).
The rise in privacy concerns is one of the primary factors hampering the global mHealth market growth.
Lack of sufficient knowledge in remote areas for the utilization of applications through smartphones and strict rules by the government in approving some applications are some of the other factors showing a significant impact in restricting the growth of the mHealth market to some extent. In addition, the shortage of skilled technicians to maintain the applications more effectively is challenging for the mobile health market.
COVID-19 impact on the global mHealth market:
The 'silent transmission' of coronavirus triggered by asymptomatic citizens, sometimes unknowingly, is a significant challenge in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. It is safe to mitigate the pandemic's impact by using mHealth technology such as mobile applications and wearable sensors, which can help track COVID-19 patients and suspected cases. As we read, one nation after another is being shut down by COVID-19. The coronavirus pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on everyday lives across the globe. As part of its dire effects on the global economy, the virus has contacted every single industry. But its impact on the healthcare industry was seismic.
Increasing COVID-19 cases across the world are escalating the demand of the mHealth market. By maintaining social distancing, the adaption of digital health services is growing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Hence, the revenue for the mHealth market during COVID- 19 is on-demand and is likely to increase. The largest share is seen in 2019 besides the total share for the mHealth sector. Digital health experts make it possible to crowdsource disease tracking through the mode of coronavirus tracing software.
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Market Size Available
2021 to 2027
2022 to 2027
By Devices, Application, Services, and Region
Various Analyses Covered
Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, Challenges, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa
This market research report on the global mHealth market has been segmented by type, application, services, and region.
mHealth Market - By Type:
Based on type, the blood pressure monitor is predicted to lead the global mobile health market due to the rise in the number of people suffering from various disorders.
The glucose meter segment is estimated to have significant growth in the forecast period. Growing diabetes patients worldwide and prevalence for personalized medicine are lucratively accelerating the segment's growth rate.
However, the pulse oximeter segment also has a slightly inclined growth rate during the forecast period.
mHealth Market - By Application:
Based on application, the health and fitness segment is estimated to account for the most significant share in the global mobile health market during the forecast period. The rise in the awareness to stay healthy by doing regular exercises using applications available in android and ios systems is significantly promoting the demand of this segment.
In 2020, Chronic care management was the second largest segment in the global mobile health market and estimated to register a healthy CAGR during the forecast period due to the growing incidences of chronic diseases like blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, etc. Weight loss, women’s health, personal health record, and medication segments have sustainable growth opportunities in the forecast period.
mHealth Market - By Services:
Based on services, the remote monitoring segment had the majority share in the global mobile health market in 2020. Therefore, adopting the latest technology in healthcare centers is a crucial driving factor for growing extensively.
The fitness and wellness segment is deemed to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period with the launch of several fitness-related applications. The growing use of smartphones is accelerating the growth rate of these segments.
mHealth Market - By Region:
In 2020, the global mHealth market was dominated by North America and held the highest share of the market owing to the introduction of different technological developments in healthcare centers.
The U.S. led the North American market in 2020 and registered the most significant share. Growing awareness towards the use of applications available in mobiles is to surge the demand of the market. In addition, during the spread of COVID-19, this region is making the best use of mHealth services available.
Following North America, Asia Pacific is predicted to dominate the global market during the forecast period. The increasing geriatric population is one of the significant factors for the market to grow in this region. Besides, improving support from the IT industry is likely to bolster the demand of the market. As a result, India and China are the major countries contributing to the highest shares for the market.
The European market had accounted for a substantial share in the global market in 2020 and is expected to hit the highest CAGR during the forecast period due to the escalating healthcare expenditure. The United Kingdom and Germany accounted for a significant share in the European market in 2020 due to the increasing research and development centers. The launch of user-friendly applications that are showing positive results in emergency cases is leveling up the growth rate of the market.
The Middle East and Africa are esteemed to have significant growth opportunities during the forecast period. The focus on raising awareness over the benefits of using healthcare applications is solely to leverage the growth rate of the market in this region.
KEY MARKET PARTICIPANTS:
A few of the notable companies operating in the global mHealth market profiled in the report are Cardionet Inc., iHealth Labs Inc., QUALCOMM life, Vodafone, Dexcom, Inc., Fitbit, Inc. (Twine Health, Inc.), Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Philips), Livongo Health, Inc., Medtronic Plc., Omada Health, Inc., Omron Corporation (Omron Healthcare, Inc.), Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd and Welldoc, Inc.
RECENT HAPPENINGS IN THE GLOBAL mHEALTH MARKET:
The global mHealth market size was valued at USD 34.15 billion in 2021.
An analysis on how does COVID-19 impacted the global mHealth market is included in this report.
Geographically, the North American region accounted for the major share in the global mHealth market in 2021.
Cardionet Inc., iHealth Labs Inc., QUALCOMM life, Vodafone, Dexcom, Inc., Fitbit, Inc. (Twine Health, Inc.), Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Philips), Livongo Health, Inc., Medtronic Plc. are a few of the notable players in the global mobile health market.
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