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Healthcare and Medical Device Connectivity and Interoperability

Healthcare and Medical Device Connectivity and Interoperability

The objective of this research service is to present an analysis of major connectivity and interoperability standards in the global healthcare and medical device industry.

The study analyses the technology advances in healthcare and medical device connectivity and interoperability.

Frost & Sullivan used a three-step methodology to develop the analysis presented in this research service.

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The scope of this research study revolves around the global standards for healthcare and medical device interoperability and connectivity. It aims to analyze the impact of standards on sharing of patient information between healthcare IT solutions and medical devices in today’s healthcare system that is increasingly getting connected and digitized. The study also covers technological advances that enable connectivity and interoperability, and includes the business models of key market participants in the connectivity and interoperability space.


  • Research Methodology
  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Research Scope
  • Connected Health Infrastructure Overview
    • Healthcare Paradigm is Shifting-Forces Shaping the Future of Health, Wellness, and Wellbeing
    • Transformation of Healthcare Aided by Digitization-Leading the Change to Provide Sustainable Healthcare
    • More Emphasis on Diagnosis, Monitoring, and Prevention-Connected Health Infrastructure as the Binding Force
    • Non-uniform Connected Health Infrastructure-High Market Maturity in Regions with Holistic Digital Health Strategy
  • Healthcare Interoperability and Communication Standards and Alliances
    • Integration and Interoperability are the Key to Adoption-Big Role of Interoperability Standards
    • Interoperability Standards-HL7 (Health Level-7)
    • Interoperability Standards-DICOM
    • Interoperability Standards-Direct Project
    • Interoperability Standards-International Classification of Diseases (ICD)
    • Interoperability Standards-SNOMED CT
    • Alliances and Gateways Complements Interoperability
  • Technology Advances in Healthcare and Medical Device Connectivity and Interoperability
    • Medical Device Connectivity Landscape-Advances in WiFi, RFID, and Bluetooth Technology as Drivers
    • WiFi for Healthcare and Medical Device Connectivity-The de Facto Standard
    • Bluetooth for Healthcare and Medical Device Connectivity-Advances in Bluetooth in Realms of Security and Energy
    • RFID for Healthcare and Medical Device Connectivity
  • Business Models in Healthcare and Medical Device Connectivity and Interoperability
    • Challenges to Connectivity
    • Prominent Business Models-Inability of a Single Vendor to Connect All OEM Devices
    • Vendor Agnostic Manufacturers of Medical Connectivity Solutions
    • Middleware or Application Programming Interface (API) Provider
    • Regulatory Scenario for Interoperability and Connectivity
  • Conclusion
    • Conclusion-Long Road to Complete Connectivity and Interoperability
  • Appendix
    • List of Acronyms Used
    • Additional Sources of Information

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