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Wireless Opportunities in Healthcare (The Market for Bluetooth, RFID, Zigbee, UWB WWAN, WMAN, WLAN and other technologies

  • Executive Summary
    • HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY
    • WIRELESS INDUSTRY
    • WIRELESS IN HEALTHCARE
    • DEFINITION AND SCOPE OF STUDY
    • APPLICATION OF WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES IN HEALTHCARE
    • KEY WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES
    • MARKET OVERVIEW
      • Market for Wireless Technologies in Healthcare
        • Table Key Market Size Figures, U.S. Wireless in Healthcare
      • Competitive Landscape
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE OUTLOOK
  • Introduction and Overview
    • HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY
    • THE GLOBAL HEALTHCARE MARKET
      • Table Total Healthcare Expenditures as a Percent of GDP by Country 1990, 2000 and 2011 (Selected Countries)
      • U.S. Healthcare Market
        • Table National Healthcare Expenditures in the United States 1960-2020 (millions)
      • Economic Trends in the U.S.
      • U.S. Health Expenditures by Type
        • Table National Health Expenditure Amounts, by Type of Expenditure: Calendar Years 2015-2021 (In billions of dollars)
      • European Healthcare Markets
      • Asia-Pacific Healthcare Markets
    • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) SPENDING IN HEALTHCARE
      • Trends
      • Challenges
        • Table The U.S. Population, 1980-2050
        • Table The Global Population, 1980-2050
        • Table Percent U.S. Population Over Age 65 by Year, 2000-2050
        • Table Global Population Trends Age 65+, 2000-2050
        • Table Average Life Expectancy in Years by Country 1980 and 2012
    • WIRELESS INDUSTRY
      • Trends Driving the Wireless Industry
      • Challenges in the Wireless Industry
      • Definition and Scope of Study
    • INDUSTRY ADOPTION OF WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES
      • Table Main Types of Customers of Wireless Technology Solutions in Healthcare
      • Table Some of the Main Interactions between the Customers
      • Hospitals
        • Table U.S. Registered Hospitals by Type, 2011
        • Table 25 Most Wireless Hospitals in the U.S.
        • Table U.S. Hospital Length of Stay, Average by Age Group
        • Table Registered Hospitals and Acute Care Centers by Country
        • Table Average International Length of Stay, by Country 2010
      • Physicians
        • Table Medical Doctors per 1,000 Population by Country, 2011
      • Nursing Homes
        • Table U.S. Nursing Homes, Beds, Residents and Occupancy Rate, 2010
        • Table Estimated Nursing Service Establishments and Care Centers by Country
      • Home Health
        • Table Percentage of Hospice Admissions by Primary Diagnosis, 2005 - 2009 (% of Hospice Admissions)
      • Pharmacies
      • Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
    • ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS
      • Overview of EMRs
      • EMR Adoption
        • Table Percent of Office-based Physicians Using EMRs, 2001-2010*
      • Are Electronic Healthcare Systems More Efficient?
    • THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY AND THE CLOUD
  • Opportunities for Wireless Applications in Healthcare
    • INTRODUCTION
    • WIRED VERSUS WIRELESS HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Table Key Differences between Wired and Wireless Technologies
    • HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY SEGMENTATION FOR WIRELESS APPLICATIONS
      • Healthcare Service Providers
      • Pharmaceuticals
      • Health Plan Providers
    • KEY APPLICATIONS
      • Remote Patient Monitoring
        • Table The U.S. Market for Advanced-Remote, Wireless-Patient Monitoring Systems 2008-2012 and Forecasted 2013-2015 (in millions of dollars)
      • Clinical Drug Trials
        • Table Phases of Clinical Drug Development
        • Table Estimated Average Costs for Clinical Drug Trials, Phase I through III, 2008-2015 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturers' level)
      • E-Prescription
        • Table U.S. Total Retail Prescription Estimates and Forecast, 2005-2015 (in millions)
      • RFID
        • Table Market Estimates and Forecast for U.S. Healthcare RFID Solutions, 2008-2015 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturers' level)
      • Cloud Computing
        • Table Market Estimates and Forecast for U.S. Cloud Computing, 2010-2015 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturers' level)
      • Medical Sales Force
        • Table Total Medical Sales Representatives in the United States, Estimates and Forecast, 2005-2015
  • Key Wireless Technologies and Markets
    • DATA TRANSMISSION SESSIONS
    • WIRELESS OPERATING SYSTEMS, LANGUAGES, AND PROTOCOLS
    • WIRELESS NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES
      • Range Overview
      • Wireless Personal Area Network - Bluetooth
        • Table Market Estimates and Forecasts for WPAN - Bluetooth in Healthcare, 2008-2018 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturers' level)
      • Wireless Personal Area Network - RFID
        • Table Market Estimates and Forecasts for WPAN - RFID in Healthcare, 2008-2018 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturers' level)
        • Table Major RFID Benefits for Users
        • Table RFID Application in Healthcare
      • Wireless Personal Area Network - ZigBee
        • Table Market Estimates and Forecasts for WPAN - ZigBee in Healthcare, 2008-2018 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturers' level)
      • Wireless Personal Area Network - UWB
        • Table Market Estimates and Forecasts for WPAN - UWB in Healthcare, 2008-2018 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturers' level)
      • Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
        • Table Performance Parameters Comparison of WLAN Standards
        • Table Market Estimates and Forecasts for WLAN in Healthcare, 2008-2018 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturers' level)
      • Wireless Metropolitan Area Network (WMAN)
        • Table Market Estimates and Forecasts for WMAN in Healthcare, 2008-2018 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturers' level)
      • Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
        • Table Comparison between WLAN and WWAN
        • Table Market Estimates and Forecasts for WWAN in Healthcare, 2008-2018 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturers' level)
  • Implementing Wireless Technologies in Healthcare
    • WIRELESS INFRASTRUCTURE FOR HEALTHCARE
    • PLANNING FOR WIRELESS INFRASTRUCTURE DEPLOYMENT
    • INITIATION AND EXECUTION OF A WIRELESS DEPLOYMENT PROJECT
    • COST OF IMPLEMENTATION OF INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Return-on-Investment Period
  • Industry Regulation
    • REGULATORY BODIES AND SOCIETIES
      • United States Department of Health and Human Services
      • Health Level Seven
      • Federal Communication Commission
      • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society49
      • Health Industry Business Communications Council
      • Health Resources and Services Administration
    • INDUSTRY INITIATIVES
    • NEED FOR REGULATION
    • DEFINING THE NETWORK SECURITY POLICY FOR HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS
      • Planning the Policy
      • Implementing the Policy
      • Using the Policy
    • HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND AMERICAN INVESTMENT AND RECOVERY ACT OF 2009 (ARRA)
      • Table Stages of Meaningful Use
  • Market Overview and Summary
    • MARKET DEFINITION
    • MARKET SIZE
      • The U.S. Wireless Market in Healthcare
        • Table U.S. Wireless Healthcare Market, 2008-2018 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturers' level)
      • Technology-Wise Market Break-up
      • End User Market Break-up
    • DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS
      • Growth Drivers
      • Growth Inhibitors
    • EMERGING TRENDS
      • Technology Achievements
    • OVERVIEW: GLOBAL WIRELESS MARKETS IN HEALTHCARE
  • Case Studies
    • INTRODUCTION
    • ACHIEVE HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES - E-PRESCRIPTION
      • Requirement for e-Prescription
      • Benefits
      • Challenges in Implementation
    • BAYER HEALTHCARE - E-DRUG TRIALS
      • Requirement for e-Drug Trials
      • Benefits
      • Planning and Implementation
    • CARDINAL HEALTH AND RFID IMPLEMENTATION
      • Implementing RFID
      • Benefits
    • CISCO SYSTEMS, MERIDIAN AND MIAMI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
      • Table Miami Children's Hospital Wireless Connectivity Goals and Solutions
    • GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL - WLAN IMPLEMENTATION
      • Requirement for Implementation of Wireless Technologies
      • Benefits of the Installation
      • Planning and Implementation
      • Cost of Implementation
      • Challenges in Implementation
    • MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER - WLAN IMPLEMENTATION
      • Requirement for Implementation of Wireless Technologies
      • Planning and Implementation
      • Challenges in Implementation
    • MERIDIAN AT HOME PILOT PROGRAM
      • Benefits of Implementation
      • Complimenting Technologies
    • QUALCOMM AND REMOTE CARE IN JAPAN
    • REAL-TIME LOCATING SYSTEMS (RTLS), AND MEDICATION TRACKING
      • Benefits of RTLS
      • Benefits of Wireless Medication Tracking
    • RURAL WIRELESS HEALTHCARE: 3G MOBILE MEDICINE
      • Partners in 3G Mobile Medicine Project
      • Benefits of Implementation
    • SENTARA HEALTHCARE'S ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS AND WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES
      • Information Technology System
      • Benefits of Implementation
    • UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER LJUBLJANA
      • Table Wireless Connectivity Goals and Solutions at University Medical Center, Ljubljana
    • WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES FOR PATIENT RECOVERY - REMOTE PATIENT MONITORING
      • Requirement for Remote Monitoring
      • Telemonitoring Solution
      • Results
  • Competitive Landscape and Key Company Profiles
    • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
      • Segmentation of Players
    • MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS AND ALLIANCES IN THE TECHNOLOGY SECTOR
    • SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES IN HEALTHCARE IT BY COMPANY
      • Allscripts
      • AT&T
      • Dell
      • IBM
      • WebPT
    • DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL
    • COMPANY PROFILES
    • ALLSCRIPTS HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS, INC.
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Allscripts
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • APPLE, INC.
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details for Apple, Inc.
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • AT&T, INC.
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of AT&T
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • BLACKBERRY LTD.
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details for BlackBerry Ltd.
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • CERNER CORPORATION
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Cerner Corporation
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Cisco Systems, Inc
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • DELL, INC.
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Dell, Inc.
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • EXTREME NETWORKS, INC.
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Extreme Networks, Inc.
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • GE HEALTHCARE
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of General Electric Company
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • GOOGLE, INC.
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Google, Inc
      • Performance Review
      • Product and Service Portfolio
    • HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Hewlett Packard
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • INTEL CORPORATION
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Intel
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES (IBM) CORPORATION
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of IBM
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • MCKESSON CORPORATION
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of McKesson Corporation
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • MEDTRONIC, INC.
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Medtronic
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • MICROSOFT CORPORATION
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Microsoft Corporation
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Motorola Solutions, Inc.
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • ROYAL PHILIPS ELECTRONICS - PHILIPS HEALTHCARE
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Philips Healthcare
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details for Samsung
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • SIEMENS HEALTHCARE
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Siemens Healthcare
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Verizon Communications
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
  • Regulatory Authorities and Organizations
  • Key Company Contacts

Wireless Opportunities in Healthcare (The Market for Bluetooth, RFID, Zigbee, UWB WWAN, WMAN, WLAN and other technologies)

Kalorama Information’s Wireless Opportunities in Healthcare (The Market for Bluetooth, RFID, Zigbee, UWB WWAN, WMAN, WLAN and other technologies) is a complete guide to the fast-growing market for wireless healthcare applications in the United States and globally. This report contains explanations that cut through the confusion surrounding these technologies and provide readers with a total picture of wireless in healthcare. It makes market estimations and projections useful for those conducting business planning in the healthcare IT markets.

Since the previous edition, some technologies have performed better than others and 2012 results have led to reforecasting of some technologies. The competitive arena has changed, with a few key players dominating and opportunity for smaller companies. As part of its detailed market analysis, the report provides:

  • Detailed Statistics on Healthcare Spending and Healthcare IT Spending in the U.S. and Europe
  • Current Revenues and Forecasts to 2018 for all wireless areas of technology in healthcare settings.
  • Drivers of the Wireless in Healthcare Market and Challenges to Market Growth
  • Over 120 Tables and Figures provide accessible information about the wireless in healthcare marketplace.
  • Explanation of the Major Technologies, ( Zigbee, Bluetooth, RFID, UWB, WWAN, WMAN and WLAN )that will be used in healthcare.
  • Conclusions about wireless in healthcare from the research that market watchers will want to know.
  • Case Studies of wireless technologies in action in telemedicine, e-prescribing, patient monitoring, group practices and other healthcare environments.
  • Profiles of 20 Key Companies in this market, major products and key executives.
The report provides today’s market figures and realistic projections for future revenues based on consideration of data and extensive interviews with industry experts. Looking at several detailed case studies, the report shows how wireless is already being used by major healthcare companies across a wide variety of applications, including:
  • Hospitals
  • Homecare and Telemedicine
  • Pharmaceutical Research (Clinical Drug Trials)
  • Inventory Control
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Force Management
  • Inventory Control
  • Physician Offices
  • Nursing Homes
  • Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Patient Monitoring
The report details the companies in this field - and why there is still an opportunity for new competitors. It discusses the currently implemented technologies and the technologies to watch that in four years, will gain impressive market share. Finally, it describes the trends that will push market expansion and reduction of cost of these devices. The healthcare applications and marketplace for the following technologies are discussed in detail:
  • Bluetooth,
  • Zigbee,
  • RFID
  • UWB
  • Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN)
  • Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (WMAN)
  • Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWAN)
As a global report, Wireless Opportunities in Healthcare will look at the wide-open opportunities available in the European Union and at Asian markets, but in market analysis we note the role of the United States as the leader in this field and the market to watch.

Kalorama’s unique and thorough research process provides an exhaustive analysis of this evolving market. Information was gathered using both primary and secondary research including comprehensive research of secondary sources such as company literature, databases, investment reports, and medical and business journals. For the purpose of this study, Kalorama Information conducted telephone and email interviews with key industry officials, consultants, health care providers, and government personnel. These sources were the primary basis in gathering information specifically relating to revenue and market share data presented in this report. Specific interviews with wireless technology company representatives included marketing directors, division managers, and product development representatives.

In addition to superior coverage of the overall wireless healthcare market, ind-depth company profiles are included for the following wireless technology companies:
  • Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, inc. .
  • Apple, Inc.
  • AT&T, Inc.
  • BlackBerry Ltd.
  • Cerner Corporation
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Dell, Inc.
  • Extreme Networks, Inc.
  • GE Healthcare
  • Google, Inc.
  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Intel Corporation
  • International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation
  • McKesson Corporation
  • Medtronic, Inc.
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Motorola Solutions, Inc.
  • Royal Philips Electronics - Philips Healthcare
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Siemens Healthcare
  • Verizon Communications, Inc.


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