Telemedicine market in the U.S. estimated to cross $ 13 billion by 2021

Increasing healthcare costs and growing incidence rate of chronic diseases coupled with growing technological advancements to drive United States telemedicine market

According to Pharmaion report, "United States Telemedicine Market Opportunities, 2011 - 2021", the telemedicine market in the United States is projected to cross $ 13 billion by 2021. Growth in the market is anticipated on account of increasing healthcare costs, growing aging population, and rising incidence of chronic diseases. Moreover, various reforms in the healthcare industry such as Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), growing technological advancements and increasing awareness among citizens regarding health management and cost effective patient monitoring are driving telemedicine services and technologies market in the United States.

United States telemedicine market has been segmented into two categories - service and technology. Service segment dominated the United States telemedicine market in 2015, and is anticipated to continue its dominance through 2021. However, the telemedicine technology segment is projected to witness higher growth rate, in value terms, during 2016 - 2021. In 2015, real time mode was the most preferred mode of communication for delivering telemedicine services, as it is cost-effective and helps in saving time by avoiding unnecessary emergency visits and hospitalizations.

"Telemedicine is anticipated to improve healthcare outcomes, reduce consumer expenditure and provide easy interaction between healthcare service providers and patients. During the forecast period, with growing technological advancements, telemedicine will become more user-friendly, thereby aiding overall market growth in the United States. Moreover, growing adoption of technologies like Push-to-Talk (PTT), Tele-Wound Care and Pervasive Video is further anticipated to boost the country's telemedicine market over the next five years." said Ms. Pritpal Kaur, Consultant with Pharmaion Consultants, a research based global management consulting firm focused on pharma and healthcare industry.

"United States Telemedicine Market Opportunities, 2011 - 2021" has analyzed the potential of telemedicine market in the United States and provides statistics and information on market sizes, shares and trends. The report intends to provide cutting-edge market intelligence and help decision makers take sound investment evaluation. Besides, the report also identifies and analyzes the emerging trends along with essential drivers and key challenges faced by the United States telemedicine market.


Pharmaion Consultants


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