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Palo Alto, CA, United States, 2007/09/17 - New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, U.S. Home Health Care Market for Remote Patient Monitoring Services, reveals that the market earned revenues of $51.2 million in 2005, and estimates this to reach $122.5 million in 2010.
As home health agencies are seeking cost-effective ways to improve care and reduce hospitalizations, remote patient monitoring (RPM) services, which enable these agencies to leverage technology for patient care, are witnessing increasing demand.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (patientmonitoring.frost.com), U.S. Home Health Care Market for Remote Patient Monitoring Services, reveals that the market earned revenues of $51.2 million in 2005, and estimates this to reach $122.5 million in 2010.
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"RPM services help compliment traditional home health services, while expanding the treatment and health monitoring capacity of home health agencies," notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Michael Addison. "They enhance home health operations by fostering closer relationships between patients and visiting nurses, while motivating better compliance with treatment plans."
Several home health agencies are adopting RPM technology to effectively and efficiently treat larger volumes of patients and meet the needs of chronically ill patients. Demand for RPM is also rising due to the increasing incidence of chronic illness in the growing over-65 population.
Positive feedback from early adopters of RPM technology has helped perpetuate consistent market growth for RPM services, thereby getting the attention of those yet to acquire the technology.
Moreover, recent emphasis on preventative care has helped raise awareness about remote monitoring solutions. Home health providers are beginning to look to RPM as an effective means for improving health outcomes through prevention.
However, high setup costs, concerns over cost-effectiveness, and return on investment deter potential purchasers from investing in RPM technology, thereby limiting the expansion of the RPM services market.
"Without more empirical evidence demonstrating that RPM technology improves health outcomes, many home health agencies are likely to remain reluctant to devote resources to RPM services," explains Addison. "However, RPM service providers can address this concern. As RPM service providers expose the extent to which the healthcare system is incurring preventable costs in its treatment of elderly chronically ill patients, opportunities to demonstrate the effectiveness of RPM technology can arise."
Furthermore, there is significant room for technical innovation within the home monitoring market. As companies learn more about the operation of medical device within the home environment, they will be able to more effectively respond to user demands, just as they have done within the hospital market.
While part of the product development will involve adapting existing medical devices for home applications, it will also include integrating new technologies into home monitoring systems. Declining costs in technology will offer companies greater flexibility as they evaluate options for their development projects.
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