Home Healthcare News, May 06, 2010
By Bernie Monegain, Editor
AUSTIN, TX – By 2013, the shipments of home-use telehealth devices, such as digital blood-glucose meters and pulse oximeters, will top 2 million, according to a new report from InMedica, the medical research division of IMS Research. As the use of telehealth grows, more people will have monitoring devices in their homes, the report asserts. Consumer telehealth will be an extension of the current home-use medical device market, with manufacturers offering additional Internet-based services to people that purchase their monitors, said market research analyst Neha Khandelwal. These services are expected to include simple analysis of readings and some level of feedback that may include dietary and nutritional advice. There are also a host of specialist software applications of varying health management tools also available.