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High-Tech Patient Monitoring Systems Markets (Remote and Wireless Systems, Data Processing, EMR Data Transfer)


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New technologies are transforming patient monitoring and Kalorama Information has reported on these developments last year. This report, High-Tech Patient Monitoring market updates revenues and segment breakdowns to reflect changes in the market, particularly the remote monitoring and the enhanced role of applications to transfer patient data to EMR systems.

Advances in remote patient monitoring include new peripherals, real-time audio and video for “face-to-face” interaction between clinicians and patients, wireless communication, systems that “sort” the vast amount of data collected in order to put it into the context of a patient’s condition, portable and ambulatory monitors, web-based access to the patient record, systems that transfer data to an electronic medical record (EMR), and full-service outsourcing that includes a clinician to evaluate data and send a report to the attending physician.

Novel technologies in patient monitoring are emerging to meet the increasing demands of an aging population, decreasing healthcare resources, and an emphasis on reducing hospital days. Nearly all focus on some form of ambulatory monitoring using wired or wireless technologies.

This Kalorama Information report High-Tech Patient Monitoring Systems covers three product areas:

  • Wireless and Remote Patient Monitors,
  • Patient Data Processing Applications and Equipment,
  • EMR Data Transfer Equipment and Applications
Patient data processing applications and equipment use algorithms to evaluate monitoring measurements for a patient’s specific condition(s). Usually, these can be customized by the physician, with reports sent to the physician; these can be integrated parts of a PM system or add-ons. EMR data transfer equipment and applications for this report are either components of, or add-ons to, patient monitoring systems. This does not include EMR applications, simply the applications in this segment transfer data to third-party EMRs. There are four primary markets for these new technologies, which are as follows:
  • Hospitals;
  • Home healthcare;
  • Nursing homes; and
  • Other, including first responders, institutional, physician offices, and military.

All market numbers in this report pertain to the U.S. market at the retail level. In most cases, retail level is the same as wholesale level because end users are purchasing directly from the vendor. The base year is 2008, with forecasts provided for each year through 2013.

The market was evaluated via a combination of disease prevalence trends, population trends, device innovations, federal and industry standards and regulations. As with all Kalorama Information reports, interviews were the key source of market information presented. Both primary and secondary sources were consulted in developing market estimates.


  • Executive Summary
    • INTRODUCTION
    • SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY
    • PRODUCTS
    • ISSUES AND TRENDS
    • SIZE AND GROWTH OF THE MARKET
      • Table The U.S. Market for High-Tech Patient Monitoring Systems 2007-2013 (in millions of dollars)
    • LEADING COMPETITORS
    • FORECAST
  • Introduction
    • OVERVIEW
    • AGING OF THE POPULATION
    • NEW TECHNOLOGIES
      • Wireless Technologies
      • Remote Monitoring
      • Telemedicine
      • Applications to Sort Data by Disease State
      • EMR (EHR) Data Transfer Applications and Equipment
      • Smart Cards Technology
    • PROVEN COST EFFECTIVENESS
    • BARRIERS TO USE OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN PATIENT MONITORING
    • FORECAST
  • Products
    • OVERVIEW
      • Table Select Patient Monitoring Systems January 2008
    • OFFERINGS
      • Abbott
      • American Medical Development (AMD) Telemedicine Products
      • American TeleCare
      • Cardiocom
      • Carematix
      • Cybernet Medical Corporation
      • Drager Medical
      • GE Healthcare
      • Global Media
      • Honeywell HomMed
      • iMetrikus
      • InTouch Health
      • LifeWatch Technologies
      • MedApps
      • Medtronic
      • Philips Medical Systems
      • Roche
      • St. Jude Medical
      • Second Opinion Software
      • Viterion TeleHealthcare
      • Welch Allyn
      • WebVMC
  • Issues and Trends
    • INTRODUCTION
    • ISSUES AND TRENDS DRIVING THE MARKET
      • Aging of the Population
        • Table Projected Population of the United States, by Age: 2000 to 2050 (As of July 1. Resident population)
        • Table Resident Population Projections: 2007 to 2050
      • New Wireless Technologies
      • Decreasing Healthcare Resources
        • Table National Health Expenditure Amounts, by Type of Expenditure: Calendar Years 2001-2015 ($billions)
        • Table Per Capita Healthcare Expenditures, 2001-2015
      • Emphasis on Reducing Hospital Days
      • Nursing Shortage
      • Cost Effectiveness
      • Economic Stimulus
    • ISSUES AND TRENDS IN PATIENT MONITORING TECHNOLOGIES
      • Audio and Video
      • Algorithms to "Sort" Data or Trigger Alarms
      • Off-site Access to Data
      • Full-service Outsourcing
      • Data Management and the Electronic Medical Record
        • Table Percent of Office-based Physicians Using EMRs, by Number of Physicians in Practice, 2006
        • Table Percent of Office-based Physicians Using EMRs, 2001-2006
        • Table Percent of Medical Practices Using EMRs, by Selected Years: 2003-2006
        • Table Percentage of Office-based Physicians Reporting Selected Features of Their System, According to Whether Medical Records Are Reported to Be Fully or Partially Electronic: United States, 2006
        • Table Use of Electronic Medical Records by Location Characteristics of Officebased Physicians: United States, 2006
      • Turnkey Systems
      • Disease Management Kits
      • HIPAA
      • System Compatibility
    • INTERNATIONAL MARKETS AND TRENDS
      • European Union and Asia-Pacific Markets
      • The US Market
  • Total Market Size and Forecast
    • OVERVIEW
    • DISEASE STATES
      • Table U.S. Prevalence of Asthma, COPD, CHF, CHD, and Diabetes 2007 and 2012
      • Table U.S. Prevalence of Asthma, COPD, CHF, CHD, and Diabetes Among Americans Aged 65 and Over 2007 and 2012
      • Asthma
      • COPD
      • CHF
      • CHD
      • Diabetes
        • Table U.S. Direct and Indirect Morbidity Costs of Asthma, COPD, CHF, CHD, and Diabetes 2007
    • TOTAL MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST
      • Table The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring 2007-2013 (in millions of dollars)
    • TECHNOLOGIES
      • Wireless and Remote Patient Monitors
        • Table The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring, by Technology Type (Wireless, Data Processing, EMR Data Transfer) 2007-2013 (in millions of dollars)
        • Table The U.S. Market for Wireless and Remote Patient Monitoring Technologies 2007-2013 (in millions of dollars)
      • Patient Data Processing Applications and Equipment
      • Equipment and Applications to Transfer Data to EMRs
        • Table The U.S. Market for Patient Data Processing Applications and Equipment 2007-2013 (in millions of dollars)
        • Table The U.S. Market for EMR Data Transfer Equipment and Applications 2007-2013 (in millions of dollars)
    • END-USER MARKETS
      • Hospitals
      • Home Healthcare
      • Nursing Homes
      • Other
        • Table The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring, by End User (Hospitals, Home Healthcare, Nursing Homes, Other) 2007-2013 (in millions of dollars)
        • Table The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring in Hospitals 2007-2013 (in millions of dollars)
        • Table The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring in Home Healthcare 2007-2013 (in millions of dollars)
        • Table The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring in Nursing Homes 2007-2013 (in millions of dollars)
        • Table The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring in Other End Uses 2007-2013 (in millions of dollars)
    • DISEASE STATES
      • Asthma
      • COPD
      • CHF
        • Table The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring, by Disease State 2007-2013 (Asthma, COPD, CHF, CHD, Diabetes, Other) (in millions of dollars)
        • Table The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring of Asthma 2007-2013 ($millions)
        • Table The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring of COPD 2007-2013 (in millions of dollars)
        • Table The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring of CHF 2007-2013 (in millions of dollars)
      • CHD
      • Diabetes
      • Other
        • Table The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring of CHD 2007-2013 (in millions of dollars)
        • Table The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring of Diabetes 2007-2013 (in millions of dollars)
        • Table The U.S. Market for New Technologies in Patient Monitoring of Other Conditions 2007-2013 (in millions of dollars)
  • Corporate Profiles
    • INTRODUCTION
    • ABBOTT LABORATORIES, INC
      • Table Abbott Revenues
    • GE HEALTHCARE
      • Table GE Healthcare Revenues
    • HONEYWELL HOMMED LLC
      • Table Honeywell Revenues
    • MEDTRONIC, INC.
      • Table Medtronics Revenues
    • PHILIPS MEDICAL SYSTEMS
      • Table Phillips Revenues
    • ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS CORPORATION
      • Table Roche Revenues
      • Table Other Companies and Products
  • Regulatory Authorities and Organizations
  • List of Companies

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