Factors driving market growth include the regulatory mandates and government initiatives for the implementation of eHealth solutions; growing mHealth, telehealth, and remote patient monitoring markets (prevalence of chronic diseases); and increasing need to curtail the escalating healthcare costs. In addition, the emerging market in China, India, and Australia; rising shift towards patient-centric healthcare delivery; and growing use of eHealth solutions in outpatient care facilities are further increasing the demand for eHealth solutions and services given shortage of healthcare professionals, and rising usage of big data.
Some of the key players in the eHealth market are:
GE Healthcare (US),
Siemens Healthineers (Germany),
Epic Systems (US),
IBM (US), Optum (US),
The eHealth market in this report is segmented on the basis of product & service and end user. This report also provides market information on major regional segments, namely, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World.
By products and services, the eHealth solutions segment dominated the eHealth market in 2017
The EMR/EHR solutions segment accounted for the largest share of the eHealth solutions market in 2017. Supportive government initiatives for EMR implementation across the globe, growing consolidation among healthcare providers, rise in digital and connected healthcare technologies, and increased government incentives are the key factors supporting the growth of this market.
The remote monitoring services segment dominated the eHealth services market in 2017. The large share of this market is mainly attributed to the rising prevalence of chronic diseases and lifestyle disorders, increasing geriatric population, and high preference for home healthcare and rehabilitation due to the convenience of the services.
By end user, healthcare consumers are expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period
Based on end user, the global eHealth market is segmented into healthcare providers, healthcare payers, healthcare consumers, pharmacies, and other end users. Healthcare consumers are expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growth in this end-user segment can be attributed to the factors such as the increasing number of people requiring remote patient monitoring, rising demand for personalized care, and high penetration of digital technologies in the healthcare industry.
North America dominated the market in 2017
In 2017, North America dominated the global eHealth market. The growth in this market can mainly be attributed to the strong IT infrastructure in the region, increasing investments and regulatory mandates favoring the implementation of eHealth solutions, presence of large healthcare IT companies, and rising utilization of remote patient monitoring solutions and services for the management of prevalent chronic diseases and lifestyle disorders. The Asia Pacific region is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. High growth in the Asia Pacific region is largely driven by government investments & reforms to modernize healthcare systems, rising medical tourism, implementation of eHealth programs, and increasing per capita income in this region.
However, factors such as reluctance among medical professionals to adopt advanced eHealth solutions and high-cost of deployment and maintenance of eHealth solutions are likely to hinder the growth of the global eHealth market to some extent.
Years considered for this report
2017 – Base Year
2018 – Estimated Year
2023 – Projected Year
Global eHealth Market, By Type
- EHR/EMR Solutions
- Picture Archiving and Communication Systems & Vendor Neutral Archive
- Radiology Information Systems
- Laboratory Information Systems
- Cardiovascular Information Systems
- Pharmacy Information Systems
- Other Specialty Information Systems
- Telehealth Solutions
- E-Prescribing Solutions
- PHR & Patient Portals
- Clinical Decision Support Systems
- Health Information Exchange Solutions
- Chronic Care Management Apps
- Medical Apps
- Remote Monitoring Services
- Diagnosis & Consultation Services
- Healthcare Systems Strengthening Services
- Treatment Services
- Database Management Services
Global eHealth Market, By End User
- Ambulatory Care Centers
- Home Healthcare Agencies, Nursing Homes, and Assisted Living Centers
Other End Users
Global eHealth Market, by Region
- Rest of Europe
- Rest of Asia Pacific
Rest of the World
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa