AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - June 29, 2016) - Wireless and mobile technology has been used in the healthcare market for years and has allowed care providers to remotely communicate with patients through "evisits" or "telehealth" services, using VoIP technology and patients' mobile devices. Although these services have provided valuable benefits, the Internet of Things (IoT) provides distinct new opportunities to the healthcare industry.
IoT solutions are based on biomedical sensors and devices that provide important clinical and health-related data to healthcare providers. The main driver for using IoT solutions for the healthcare industry is cost savings. However, IoT solutions also provide the added benefits of increased patient satisfaction and improved quality of patient care.
iGR, a market research consultancy focused on the wireless and mobile industry, has released a new market study that discusses the use of IoT for the healthcare industry and provides a five-year forecast of the number of IoT mobile connections to be used for remote patient monitoring in the U.S. healthcare industry.
"The main driver for using IoT remote patient monitoring solutions is cost savings," said Iain Gillott, president and founder of iGR. "Therefore, over the next five years, iGR expects a growing number of mobile IoT connections to be dedicated to providing these cost-saving solutions for the healthcare industry."
iGR's new market study, IoT for Healthcare Forecast, 2015 - 2020: Lowering Costs while Increasing Patient Satisfaction, provides a five-year forecast of the number of mobile IoT connections to be used for remote patient monitoring in the healthcare industry. In addition to the forecasts, the market study defines the Internet of Things, the networks that support IoT, the benefits and issues surrounding its deployment, the use of IoT for remote patient monitoring in the healthcare market, and the specific healthcare IoT solutions being provided by vendors.
The following key questions are addressed in the new research study:
- What is the Internet of Things?
- What types of networks are used to support the Internet of Things?
- What are some of the perceived benefits and issues related to IoT?
- How and why is IoT being used to support the healthcare industry?
- What specific IoT solutions are being used in the healthcare industry and which vendors are providing them?
- How many mobile IoT connections will be used for remote patient monitoring in the healthcare industry over the next five years?
- How does the number of healthcare-related IoT connections compare to all 'connected devices' connections?
The information in this market study will be valuable for:
- Mobile operators
- Infrastructure OEMs
- IoT product and solution vendors
- Financial analysts and investors.
The new report can be purchased and downloaded directly from iGR's website at http://www.iGR-inc.com.
iGR is a market strategy consultancy focused on the wireless and mobile communications industry. Founded by Iain Gillott, one of the wireless industry's leading analysts, in late 2000 as iGillottResearch, iGR is now in its sixteenth year of operation. iGR continuously researches emerging and existent technologies, technology industries, and consumer markets. We use our detailed research to offer a range of services to help companies improve their position in the marketplace, clearly define their future direction, and ultimately improve their bottom line.
iGR researches a range of wireless and mobile products and technologies, including: smartphones; tablets; mobile wearable devices; connected cars; mobile applications; bandwidth demand and use; small cell and het-net architectures; mobile EPC and RAN virtualization; DAS; LTE; VoLTE; IMS; NFC; GSM/GPRS/UMTS/HSPA; CDMA 1x/EV-DO; iDEN; SIP; macro-, pico- and femtocells; mobile backhaul; WiFi and WiFi offload; and SIM and UICC.
A more complete profile of the company can be found at www.igr-inc.com.