Market Research Report
Acute, Community and Home Telehealth - World - 2018
|Published by||Signify Research||Product code||630792|
|Published||Content info||145 Pages
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|Acute, Community and Home Telehealth - World - 2018|
|Published: April 27, 2018||Content info: 145 Pages||
A unique approach to measuring the telehealth market examining how telehealth is being implemented across a range of primary, acute and post-acute care settings. The report measures the service, platform and hardware revenues in 20 countries and regions across six different care settings for the period 2015 to 2022. They care settings examined are:
An introduction to each setting is outlined below
One of the more "traditional" areas of telehealth deployment, on-demand/direct patient access services allow patients to access a physician directly via an app, web portal or other online service typically for a video consultation. Over recent years a plethora of solutions have been developed to address this market. Some of these are provided by companies that have developed their own platform, employ their own physicians and who offer services directly to the consumer. Examples include Teladoc, Babylon Health and MD Live. Other companies provide platforms on a white label basis, with the option to use their in-house physician support services, so that providers can offer their own branded on-demand telehealth solutions, either self-resourced or utilising the platform vendor's physician resource.
This segment includes telehealth services that are provided to patients that have either been referred to a specialist, typically after an initial consultation with a primary care physician, or where telehealth is being used to support an outpatient procedure. This can include both provider-patient telehealth consultations and provider-provider telehealth, where a local provider may be using telehealth to obtain the support of a specialist that is remote. Consultations can take place in the patient's home (or similar) or can take place in a primary care setting that is itself connected via a telehealth solution to another setting (e.g. a physician office connected to a hospital).
Telehealth is used in a range of acute settings. Within the Intensive Care unit (ICU) setting it is being used to remotely monitor critical patients' data, as well as visually monitor patients. Within larger health systems, one approach is to roll out a tele-ICU command centre or hub. In this scenario, a command centre will be established that has the responsibility of monitoring the ICUs of several hospitals within the system. One of the largest examples of this is Mercy Health in the US. Mercy set up its tele-ICU command centre to monitor the ICUs in 15 of its hospitals. It uses a combination of Philips and Vidyo telehealth platforms and hardware to monitor close to 500 ICU beds across four states. The solution allows the command centre staff to visually monitor the whole ICU unit and to directly talk to local staff, patients and patients' families.
Another example of the use of telehealth in the acute setting is surgical/medical support. This can be provided in a range of care settings, such as the Emergency Room or during surgery. The main premise being that consultations can be made with specialists, not located at the hospital, during assessments, surgery and post-treatment via telehealth hardware and platforms.
This refers to the use of telehealth during the process of transferring a patient from an acute setting to a post-acute setting. It can include use of telehealth during transportation, within skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), and within long-term care facilities. It does not include remote patient monitoring at home.
Home Remote Patient Monitoring refers to using telehealth hardware and platforms to monitor a patient in a home setting in order that a care provider can remotely monitor a patient's condition. Typically, this involves the use of remote medical devices that track patients' health data (e.g. blood pressure, blood glucose levels, etc.). The final step for a patient who has experienced an episode of acute care is the return home. This is the setting where telehealth was historically first implemented with the intention that remote patient monitoring, patient education and video consultations with medical teams be used to ensure that a patient limits the potential for hospital re-admission, limits the likelihood that the condition severity will escalate, adheres to prescribed medication and that the patient adopts certain behaviours.