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Our leading smart healthcare research extends beyond traditional mHealth wearable coverage and focuses on all of the new platforms, software, and hardware shaping future monitoring and diagnostic techniques in both homes and hospitals. Analyzed from an integrated IoT perspective, our healthcare coverage investigates emerging healthcare adherence, privacy, regulation, and security challenges in connected health to offer a 360-degree view on the ecosystem and showcase how it relates to converging technology sectors, like the automotive and smart home industries.

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Wireless Healthcare and Fitness

The multi-billion dollar global wireless-enabled healthcare market is poised for even faster growth as more and more medical equipment is shipped Wi-Fi-enabled. This market data covers a number of significant types of wireless equipment in a healthcare environment, including Wi-Fi access points and Wi-Fi RTLS appliances. One of the fastest growing areas of healthcare is remote patient monitoring. ABI Research's coverage includes examination of remote patient monitoring, telehealth, and telepresence. It also includes data about what have been called "body area networks": sensors attached to patients that transmit information on vital signs. This market data product also presents discussion of voice-over-Wi-Fi activity in the healthcare industry and specific application data related to the introduction and adoption of wireless technology within chronic disease management applications.


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5G and Network Slicing: Enablers for Smart Healthcare

3Q 2017

At present, the global healthcare industry is facing major challenges in terms of data management, low operating margins, unbalanced distribution of medical resources, and lack of IT infrastructure. Healthcare organizations have realized that legacy infrastructure is the main obstacle for growth in the world of connected devices, and this is initiating an era of softwarization in healthcare. Most healthcare organizations, but not all, are convinced that infrastructure needs to be upgraded for cost-effectiveness and enhanced healthcare experiences, and have started adopting advanced techniques to address these challenges. 5G technology can assist healthcare service providers to improve these processes further, and telcos may have a role to play in this value chain.

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Shelli Bernard

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The Emerging Role of Wearables in Corporate Wellness Programs

Global healthcare spending is at record levels, driven by the cost of an aging population and the associated long-term care for chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Employers are facing these healthcare burdens, as well. Unwell employees cost companies more through increased health insurance plan costs. On average, they also experience more absenteeism than their peers and are generally less productive. This challenge is pushing employers, and the healthcare industry as a whole, to develop new products and solutions that can improve the health of individuals worldwide.

Over the past several years, employers have begun integrating wearable wireless devices into their wellness programs. These devices brought a new level of activity management and analysis to corporate wellness programs. They also increased employee participation rates and drove preventative programs for those covered by these programs.

This webinar will include an examination of the key drivers pushing wearable devices into corporate wellness programs, as well as what will drive success and competition in this market over the next five years. It will also include an overview of the major market players, including device manufacturers, insurance companies, and wellness providers, as well as how their efforts will converge to drive employee adoption and engagement into these programs. Additionally, the webinar will include a discussion on what these trends reveal about the evolution of the wearable device market.