By 2014: Healthcare to spend $4.5B on wireless data
According to a 2010 report from In-Stat, the healthcare industry in the United States will spend more than $4.5 billion on wireless data spending by 2014. In-Stat lists a number of wireless health use cases as drivers of the increasing spend on wireless data: caregivers’ interest in access to patient data, coordinating care; validating patient identity; billing for services and preventing medical errors.
In early 2010 CSMG made a similar prediction for wireless health revenues in the US market. However, CSMG’s market prediction included a wide range of services: monitoring, personal emergency response services (PERS), telemedicine, mobile medical equipment, mobile health information, RFID tracking and health/fitness software. CSMG predicted that revenues for those services to top $4.6 billion in the U.S. by 2014.