A Need for Wireless Health Technology
The global wireless health market size is expected to reach USD 315.4 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., exhibiting a 23.5% CAGR during the forecast period. Increase in number of eHealth initiatives worldwide, increase in penetration of smartphones and Internet connectivity, and growth in the trend of self-disease management are some of the factors boosting market growth. Growing trend toward use of wearable devices for monitoring physical parameters, such as sleep, blood pressure, heart rate, and physical activity, is also driving the wireless health market.
Shifting trend toward value-based care is another factor contributing to the growth of the wireless health market. At present, some of the telehealth services, such as consulting a doctor via video connection, are reimbursed by CMS. Use of digital services such as various platforms for health management has promoted the development of various applications for managing diabetes, heart diseases, and asthma. Use of applications for chronic disease management, fitness tracking, supporting medication adherence, preventing hospital readmissions, symptom tracking, and managing mental and behavioral health are on the rise.