Telemedicine: improving care in rural communities and emerging economies
Telemedicine technologies have become a critical way to extend medical system capabilities in developed and emerging markets across the globe. Video conferencing and remote diagnostics services help bridge the gap in medical services coverage in disparate geographies. In developed markets such as the US, medical service providers are using such services to enable medical specialists to evaluate and lead treatment of patients in distant communities – even overseas – leading to a more efficient use of staff time. In emerging markets, and particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, demand for this application will be driven by its combination of having a shortage of suitably skilled healthcare professionals, large population size and a greater rural distribution.
This Application Spotlight provides a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the M2M market related to Telemedicine, including both fixed and mobile telemedicine. It provides a definition, description, analysis of drivers and barrier, and high level forecasts for growth in connections, technology split and revenue opportunity.
For a full set of country-by-country forecasts, refer to the IoT Forecast Database.
Keywords: M2M, machine-to-machine, IoT, Internet of Things, health, community-based care, diagnostic support, healthcare, IoT, Internet of Things, M2M, machine-to-machine, medical services, mHealth, pediatric services, remote diagnostics, remote monitoring, rural health services, rural healthcare, telehealth, telemedicine, videocommunications, video conferencing
Companies covered in this report: Cisco, LifeBot, Healthspot, Rite Aid, Verizon, Vidyo, Vodafone
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