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Global Telemedicine Market Size, Share, Trends, COVID-19 Impact & Growth Forecast Report - Segmented By Type, Application, Delivery Mode, End User & Region - Industry Analysis from 2022 to 2027

Published: January, 2022
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Global Telemedicine Market Size (2022 to 2027)

The global telemedicine market was worth USD 50.14 billion in 2022 and is estimated to grow by USD 124.66 billion by 2027, witnessing a healthy CAGR of 19.98% from 2022 to 2027. The current COVID-19 pandemic situation, increasing remote patient monitoring, and cost-effective treatment options are majorly driving the growth of the telemedicine market.

Telemedicine was developed with the help of telecommunication and information technology to transfer medical history, imaging, and health informatics data from one place to another. In earlier days, the support was through telephone and radio, replaced with video telephony and advanced diagnostics methods. The data is maintained with the servers and database installed in the application and with the help of some medical devices that can be managed at home. The patient gets effective treatment without visiting hospitals, as Telemedicine enables monitoring of the patient’s health through remote access. It improves the interaction between the doctor and patient and delivers pharmaceutical care through tele-pharmacy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the equipment and software used in Telemedicine.

In 2017, as per a research publication released by the American Medical Association journal, telemedicine visits had a CAGR of 261% from 2015 to 2017. In developed countries like the U.S., the trend toward e-health consultation is accelerating the use of Telemedicine due to the growing use of smartphones and flexibility. As to the U.S. Government, NASA, and the Public Health Department, the telemedicine market has seen huge investments recently. 

Some of the key findings of the report:

  • Based on type, the services segment is anticipated to register a CAGR of 21.24% from 2022 to 2027.
  • Based on the application, the teleradiology segment has shown considerable domination in 2021 and accounted for a share of 26.75%.
  • Based on the delivery mode, the web-based led the telemedicine market and held over 70% of the share in 2021.
  • Based on the end-user, the tele-hospital segment had the leading share and accounted for 55% of the telemedicine market share in 2021.
  • North America was the largest regional market in the global telemedicine market in 2021 and held 35% of the share in 2021. However, the Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to have the fastest CAGR during the forecast period.
  • AMD Global Telemedicine Inc., Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc., and Koninklijke Philips NV are a few of the notable players in the telemedicine market.

MARKET DRIVERS:

The global telemedicine market has seen significant growth due to COVID-19.

Telemedicine plays a vital role in preventing various infections like COVID-19. This infection is widespread worldwide, and patients suffering from chronic illness require immediate care from doctors. With the help of telemedicine technology, patients can get treatment from experts by merely sitting at home. This attribute will likely drive the demand for telemedicine market growth in 2021.

Through Telemedicine, effective healthcare services can be provided in remote areas, which is anticipated to boost the market significantly. Telemedicine has been the best part for people living in rural areas. Through these healthcare services, people who live in remote areas can get diagnosed with the latest technology and get the best treatment with high-quality medicines. 

The growing number of launches and increasing adoption of software, smartphones, and healthcare IT solutions are further expected to fuel the telemedicine market.

In addition, the growing number of launches and adoption of software, smartphones, and healthcare IT solutions are further expected to fuel the telemedicine market growth. Telemedicine improves patients' convenience, as waiting in waiting rooms will not be necessary. We can use many smartphone applications by logging on at the scheduled time with the physician or doctor. These applications take telemedicine market growth to the next level. The cost-effectiveness of Telemedicine is a big plus to see notable growth soon. Telemedicine is available at an affordable cost as it requires fewer resources. Therefore, they offer healthcare services at a lower price comparatively. This factor will drive the market's demand to an extent in the coming years. Telemedicine can also help deliver quality care for every patient as doctors get more time to interact with patients online and provide quality healthcare services. Also, people can seek advice from skilled people online with these healthcare services.

MARKET RESTRAINTS:

A lack of awareness of Telemedicine is expected to restrict the market's growth rate slightly.

Some people found that going to the hospital would ensure proper diagnosis and treatment procedures, slightly degrading the market demand. In a few geographies, poor internet connection facilities are the improvement areas for the telemedicine market growth. In some areas, the lack of internet connection is also restraining the development of the market. Telemedicine entirely depends on internet connectivity, where patients cannot get quality treatment without a poor internet connection. The shortage of skilled technicians is a big challenge to the global telemedicine market. Telemedicine technology needs some trained people to set up. The lack of these people in undeveloped countries is slowly impeding the demand for Telemedicine.

COVID-19 impact on the global telemedicine market:

The outbreak of COVID-19 has created a positive impact on the healthcare sector. The Telemedicine market became popular during this pandemic period. COVID-19 is providing immense opportunities for telehealth solutions. People around the world are opting for virtual consultation instead of direct consultation not to stay safe. The manufacturers are focused on developing virtual apps to make seamless communication between doctors and patients; thus, the market growth of Telemedicine has had a positive impact during the pandemic period. 

Due to the pandemic situation and the social distancing move caused by the Coronavirus, Telemedicine and telehealth adoption have increased significantly, and it predicted there would be no turning back. As per a survey conducted by SSCG Media Group in March 2020, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, around 53% of health practitioners (specialized in infectious disease, pulmonology, cardiology, and oncology) in the United States are now using Telemedicine. Furthermore, as per a report published by Civic Science, in the United States, adults' use of Telemedicine has risen from 18% to 30% from Feb’20 to Mar’20. In addition, an American Management Consulting Firm, McKinsey & Company, stated in their recent publications that over 30% of people are canceling their hospital visits and showing interest in taking healthcare assistance via Telemedicine. With the support received via COVID-19, it is evident that the global telemedicine market will have significant growth in the coming future.

REPORT COVERAGE:

REPORT METRIC

DETAILS

Market Size Available

2021 to 2027

Base Year

2021

Forecast Period

2022 to 2027

Segments Covered

By Type, Application, Delivery Mode, End-User, 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 of Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

 

This research report on the global telemedicine market has been segmented and sub-segmented based on type, application, delivery mode, end-user, and region.

Telemedicine Market - By Type:

  • Technology
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Telecommunications
  • Service
    • Remote Patient Monitoring
    • Store-and-Forward
    • Real-Time Interactive

Based on type, the hardware segment led the telemedicine market in 2021, owing to the demand to increase the production of tools required in telemedicine technology. It includes medical peripherals, webcams, speakers, microphones, screens, video conferencing devices, laptops, and monitors.

The software segment is forecasted to register the fastest CAGR during the forecast period due to ongoing research on developing and introducing new Telemedicine applications. Rising support from the IT industry is also leveling up this segment to move forward. The United States had over 800,000 online consultations as of December 2019. This indicates the usage of telemedicine software is growing at a good pace in the United States, as per a survey.

On the other hand, the remote patient monitoring segment is growing significantly in the global telemedicine market and is expected to showcase a healthy CAGR for the forecast period. The increasing trend towards online monitoring services by using various applications available is expected to thrive the demand for this segment.

Telemedicine Market - By Application:

  • Tele-Cardiology
  • Tele-Radiology
  • Tele-Pathology
  • Tele-Dermatology
  • Tele-Neurology
  • Emergency Care
  • Home Health
  • Others

Based on the application, the teleradiology segment dominated the telemedicine market in 2021 due to the increasing number of patients with cardiovascular problems and the rise in e-visits due to this infection.

On the other hand, the telecardiology and telepathology segments are projected to have prominent growth rates with the rise in smartphone users and the growing demand for the internet of things across the world.

Other segments, such as tele-dermatology, tele-neurology, emergency care, and home healthcare, perform well during the forecast period.

Telemedicine Market - By Delivery Mode:

  • Web-based
  • Cloud-based
  • Others

Based on the delivery mode, the cloud-based deployment model plays an essential role in delivering Telemedicine as it enhances the system's performance, broadening the market's demand.

Meanwhile, increased awareness of telemedicine users, the introduction of technologically advanced solutions, and the proliferation of cloud-based solutions will facilitate the acceptance of visualized healthcare delivery solutions in the coming years. In addition, the increasing need for immediate medical assistance for remote patients has led to the introduction of telemedicine solutions for video conferencing. Therefore, this segment leads to the growth of the Telemedicine market.

Telemedicine Market - By End-User:

  • Tele-Hospitals
  • Tele-Homes

Based on the end-user, the tele-hospital type accounted for a promising share in the global telemedicine market in 2021. The rise in efficiency in discussing a patient's treatment procedure with another clinician or doctor through video conferences is spurring the market's growth. In addition, Telemedicine allows a person to get diagnosed or treated by professionals through teleconference, which is very helpful for older people who cannot travel long distances to hospitals. The factor mentioned above is leveraging the growth of the market.

Telemedicine Market - By Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

Geographically, the North American telemedicine market led the global market in 2021 due to the emergence of the latest technologies and the introduction of various medical sector applications. The growing usage of internet applications is another significant factor in helping Telemedicine grow in this region. North American telemedicine start-up companies like Health Tap, Break Through, American Well, MD Live, Doctor on Demand, Pager, WellPsyche, Talk Space, and LifeDojo contribute to the market's growth, leveraging the available resources and the market demand. As a result, the U.S. telemedicine Market Size was estimated to hike at a remarkable CAGR during the forecast period.

The European telemedicine market was worth USD 11.32 billion in 2022 and was the second leading region, followed by North America in 2021. The European region also dominated global Telemedicine with the most significant market shares with increased revenue in most countries.

The Telemedicine Market in the Asia Pacific is growing faster than in the past few years. The rise in the geriatric population and growing disposable income in urban areas magnify the telemedicine market's growth. Also, increasing government support in initiating these techniques in rural areas expands the market shares in the Asia Pacific.

The Latin American Telemedicine Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 17.23% between 2022 and 2027. Mexico and Brazil are the most lucrative markets in this region.

The telemedicine market in the Middle East and Africa has had slower growth over the past few years due to less knowledge of the usage of the internet of things and a lack of skilled professionals. However, the increased funding for telehospitals and the growing incidence of chronic diseases in MEA are causing an inclined growth rate for Telemedicine in this region.

KEY MARKET PLAYERS:

Companies like AMD Global Telemedicine, Honeywell Life Care Solutions, Philips Healthcare, Cerner Corporation, Medtronic, Inc., GE Company, Lifewatch, McKesson Corporation, InTouch Technologies, Teladoc Health, Global Med, and others are playing a pivotal role in the telemedicine market.

Recently Walgreens announced the expansion of its mobile health app. It currently provides MDLive telemedicine services in 25 states. "Walgreens provides customers with convenient and connected services. Enhance the digital experience to give patients choices when using care," said Adam Pellegrini, Vice President of Digital Health at Walgreens. 

The competition of healthcare retailers has been a problem for many practices for some time. However, the addition of the telemedicine component makes this option more compelling for patients. It can undermine patient loyalty if practices do not keep up with today's healthcare consumer preferences.

Philips Healthcare, Beam Healthcare, GE Healthcare, and Bosch Healthcare are vital players in the telemedicine market. Actors are always involved in producing this wide range of services and software that can be used for patient monitoring, self-care, and post-operative monitoring.

The beam is a top health medicine company and is a text-based intelligent telehealth service designed to enable billable telehealth for primary care providers. An end-to-end solution was captured for telemedicine visit reimbursement to create a doctor service that can streamline the reimbursement process for doctors' online visits. The app handles the billing process directly and sends the bill to the insurance provider without the doctor or patient spending a little effort.

Suppliers invest in research and development to develop technologically advanced systems that give them a competitive advantage over other providers and provide an economic benefit to the industry. The industry is expected to see several mergers and acquisitions over the next few years. Companies are taking proactive steps to gain market share and provide a diversified product portfolio.

RECENT HAPPENINGS IN THE MARKET:

  • In April 2019, InTouch Health announced the release of Solo. This product can help any health care setting for any patient using its fully integrated, end-to-end digital care system.
  • In April 2019, Comcast collaborated with the Independence Health Group to develop new patient care and communication platform.
  • In May 2019 - Cirrus ® Inc., a telemedicine company, raised USD15 million to reach the next level and improve its position in the global telemedicine market.
  • In 2017, ZH health care partnered with the Curavi Health Telemedicine Company to provide workflow and Electronic Health Records (EHR) tools to help deliver telemedicine and nursing home care services.
  • In 2016, Doc+, a Russian digital health firm, combined telemedicine with digital house calls through which doctors could offer consultations, sick notes, prescriptions, and several electronic platform diagnostic tests.

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FAQ's

How big is the telemedicine market worldwide?

The global telemedicine industry size is predicted to reach USD 124.66 billion by 2027, registering at a CAGR of 19.98% during the forecast period 2022 to 2027.

Based on application, which segment is expected to lead the telemedicine market in the future?

On the basis of application, the teleradiology segment is expected to dominate the global telemedicine market from 2022 to 2027.

which country led the global telemedicine market in 2021?

The U.S. led the global telemedicine market in 2021 accounting for more than 30% share.

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