Global Healthcare Industry Outlook, 2018

Global Healthcare Industry Outlook, 2018

In this research deliverable, Frost & Sullivan provides bold perspectives and predictions for the global healthcare industry in 2018. The markets covered include pharmaceuticals and biotech, in-vitro diagnostics, medical technologies, medical imaging, and healthcare IT. The analysis captures sectoral and regional trends and provides predictions for the upcoming year as organizations. This study provides guidance on where to find the greatest opportunities for expansion. Despite political uncertainties and cost pressures, the global healthcare industry will register a stable growth rate of 4.82% during 2018. With high spending on healthcare, prices of medical devices, consumables and drugs will continue to decline in the developed markets of the US and Western Europe. This would provide the impetus to change the paradigms of product development and geographic rollouts across high growth, emerging healthcare markets, especially the Asia-Pacific region. Furthermore, reimbursement for digital health will improve as managing efficiencies in healthcare delivery become ever more important. The unique confluence of emerging technologies and investment trends will make 2018 the year of technical breakthroughs with the adoption of popular digital health technology solutions such as artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), Big Data analytics, and robotics across select healthcare segments.. In addition, cloud-based PaaS/SaaS platforms will be integral to any healthcare data monetization model. The transition of these technologies from ideation to actionable applications will drive growth opportunities across the globe.

Key Features
Predictions for the Total Healthcare Industry in 2018 include:
Product as a Service (XaaS) business models becoming the norm: the XaaS model will open new revenue streams driving future sustainability for the healthcare industry
Cloud emerging as core platform across multiple sectors as stakeholders demand cost efficiency: total healthcare cloud computing market for providers will cross the $5 billion mark in global revenues by 2018
Big Tech companies experiencing high rewards from their investments
Virtual and remote clinical trials adoption increasing with focus shifting to efficiency and patient-centricity
Robotics, ranging from automation to care delivery, progressing in provider utilities
Asia-Pacific countries taking the lead on ‘Smart’ hospital projects
Cyberattacks on the healthcare industry doubling, despite increased investments during 2018
Data insight-driven incentives impacting premiums and becoming standard for payer-corporate partnerships, spurring wellness programs globallyKey

Key Issues Addressed
What are the top predictions for healthcare markets in 2018?
What market revenues and growth rates are anticipated for the global healthcare market?
What are the key projections and growth opportunities for major healthcare market segments?
What are the major macro and micro regional/country-level trends specific to the healthcare industry?
What are the key technologies and growth opportunities to watch for during 2018?

  • Executive Summary
    • Research Scope
    • Key 2018 Healthcare Market Predictions
    • Global Healthcare Market Revenue-2017 and 2018
    • 2018 Global Prospective-Developed Markets
    • 2018 Global Prospective-Emerging Markets
  • Revisiting 2017 Predictions
    • 2017 Retrospective-What Actually Happened: Highlights of 2017
    • Key Global Healthcare Industry Predictions for 2017
  • Total Global Healthcare Industry Outlook for 2018
    • Global Healthcare Revenue by Sector in 2017 and 2018
      • Table Total Healthcare Industry: Revenue Forecast by Sector, Global, 2017 and 2018
    • Global Healthcare Revenue by Region in 2017 and 2018
  • Key 2018 Healthcare Market Predictions
    • Prediction 1-Product as a Service Business Model Becomes the Norm
    • Prediction 2-Cloud Emerges as a Core Platform across Multiple Sectors as Stakeholders Demand Cost Efficiency
    • Prediction 3-Big Tech Companies will see High Rewards from their Investments
    • Prediction 4-Virtual and Remote Clinical Trials Adoption Increases, Focus Shifts to Efficiency and Patient-centricity
    • Prediction 5-Robotics for Surgery and Care Assistance within Hospitals attain High Penetration
    • Prediction 6-Asia-Pacific Takes the Lead on Smart Hospital Projects
    • Prediction 7-Cyber Attacks on Healthcare Industry Expected to Double Despite Increased Investment during 2018
    • Prediction 8-Incentive-based Wellness Programs to Gain Global Popularity
  • Regional Predictions 2018
    • 2018 Global Predictions-United States (US)
    • 2018 Global Predictions-Latin America
    • 2018 Global Predictions-Europe
    • 2018 Global Predictions-United Kingdom (UK)
    • 2018 Global Predictions-India
    • 2018 Global Predictions-China
    • 2018 Global Predictions-Africa
    • 2018 Global Predictions-The Middle East
    • 2018 Global Predictions-Japan
    • 2018 Global Predictions-Australia
    • 2018 Global Predictions-South Korea
    • 2018 Global Predictions-ASEAN
  • Industry Sector Outlook 2018
    • 2018 Market Snapshot-Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
    • 2018 Pharma and Biotech Market-Key Growth Opportunities
    • Pharma and Biotech Sector Companies to Watch-2018
    • 2018 Market Snapshot-In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD)
    • IVD Market-Key Growth Opportunities
    • IVD Sector Companies to Watch-2018
    • 2018 Market Snapshot-Medical Technologies
    • Medical Technologies Market-Key Growth Opportunities
    • Medical Technologies Sector Companies to Watch-2018
    • 2018 Market Snapshot-Medical Imaging Equipment
    • Medical Imaging Equipment Market-Key Growth Opportunities
    • Medical Imaging Sector Companies to Watch-2018
    • Key 2018 Market Snapshot-Healthcare IT
    • 2018 Healthcare IT Market-Key Growth Opportunities
    • Healthcare IT Sector Companies to Watch-2018
  • Key Conclusions
    • Concluding Thoughts
  • Appendix

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