GVR Report cover Digital Health Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Digital Health Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Technology (Healthcare Analytics, mHealth), By Component (Software, Services), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Published Date: Feb, 2021
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2020
  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-886-2
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2016 - 2019
  • Number of Pages: 150

Report Overview

The global digital health market size was valued at USD 96.5 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.1% from 2021 to 2028. Increasing cases of obesity, high prevalence of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, Cardiovascular Disorders (CVDs), growing need for remote patient monitoring services, and increasing patient engagement & connectivity owing to high adoption of digital health technology are the major factors promoting the market growth. According to research data published in NCBI in 2018, 95.0% of the U.S. adult population possessed a mobile phone, with 64.0% of them owning smartphones. As per the report published by the GSM Association, Mobile Economy 2018, the number of people connected to mobile services surpassed 5 billion in 2017 and the number of unique mobile subscribers is anticipated to reach 5.9 billion by 2025.

The U.S. digital health market size, by technology, 2016 - 2028 (USD Billion)

In addition, a growing trend of preventive healthcare coupled with rising funding for various mHealth startups is further propelling the market growth. A rise in the number of patients suffering from conditions requiring Long-term Care (LTC) including Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, diabetes, and CVDs is also driving the market growth. Chronic or long-term conditions are a major economic burden on hospitals and clinics, which, in turn, is expected to drive the demand for tele-healthcare services for remote monitoring and physician consultation of LTC patients.

According to the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee, in 2018, over 26 million people in England had at least one long-term condition. According to the data published by NHS England, in 2018, long-term conditions accounted for 64% of all hospital outpatient appointments, 50% of all General Practitioner (GP) appointments, and 70% of inpatient bed days. Moreover, the growing demand for specialty health consulting, especially in remote areas, is boosting the adoption of digital health. The adoption of various software, such as Electronic Health Records (EHRs)/Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), has significantly increased owing to the assistance provided to healthcare systems. 

The application scope of the software is rapidly increasing in medical devices, clinical decision support, health IT systems, mHealth apps, fitness trackers, telehealth systems, and wearable devices, which, in turn, is propelling the market growth. The current Covid-19 pandemic has significantly increased the demand for digital health among consumers as well as physicians and practitioners and is offering numerous opportunities, considering social distancing, as the only existing solution to minimize exposure. According to the study conducted by SSCG Media Group, in March 2020, 53% of the healthcare practitioners were using telemedicine owing to the restrictions imposed on account of the pandemic.

COVID19 digital health market impact: 11.9% increase in revenue

Pandemic Impact

Post COVID Outlook

The digital health market grew at a rate of 11.9% from 2019 to 2020

In 2021 the market will witness a growth of 14.2% from 2020, owing to increasing demand and rising adoption of digital health solutions.

The rising adoption of telehealth services during pandemics is increasing the safety of both healthcare providers and patients, as it eliminates in-person appointments.

Consumer shift towards value-based care and rise in demand for efficient management of organizational workflows in healthcare organizations

According to the study conducted by SSCG Media Group, in March 2020, 53% of the healthcare practitioners were using telemedicine owing to the restrictions imposed on account of the pandemic.

The rise number of strategies undertaken by key players including mergers & acquisitions, and product developments will help sustain the growth trajectory of this market.


The rising adoption of telehealth services during the pandemic is increasing the safety of both healthcare providers and patients, as it eliminates in-person appointments and further increases the provider capacity. According to the guidelines published by the CDC in July 2020, it recommended the implementation of telehealth services for high-quality patient care, as well as for prevention and control of infections during the pandemic. All these factors contributed to the digital health market growth.

Furthermore, rising investments, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, product launches, partnerships, collaborations, and government initiatives are driving the market growth. In February 2018, Allscripts acquired Practice Fusion. The acquisition helped the company expand its customer base to about 30,000 ambulatory practices that currently use Practice Fusion’s cloud-based EHR system. This also helped the company in expanding and developing its big data & analytics capabilities.

Technology Insights

The mHealth technology segment accounted for the largest market share of over 47% in 2020 and is anticipated to register a lucrative CAGR during the forecast period. Growing penetration of smartphones & internet connectivity, availability of several mHealth apps, and rising adoption of these technologies by physicians and patients are the key factors driving the segment. Rapid technological advancements and the development of new products is further propelling the segment growth. The healthcare analytics segment is expected to register the fastest CAGR from 2021 to 2028. Increasing pressure from governing bodies to reduce the treatment costs and other associated expenditures that originate from hospital workflow inefficiencies and medical product flaws is boosting the usage of big data in the healthcare sector, thereby fueling the adoption of healthcare analytics software and solutions.

Other factors, such as increasing demand for smartwatches, growing demand to track services and systems across diverse industry verticals, technological advancements in IoT technology to deliver better connectivity, coverage, and real-time monitoring is bolstering the segment growth. For instance, SafeBeing is an AI-powered, real-time remote monitoring wearable solution that supports caregivers to reduce hospitalizations, detect changes in activity patterns, and improve on quality metrics.

Component Insights

The services segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 47.19% in 2020. The segment includes various activities, such as training & integration, installation, and up-gradation. The rise in demand for software platforms, such as EHRs, and the growing trend of software up-gradation for the inclusion of an array of healthcare applications are driving the segment as companies are focusing on delivering post-installation services including training, staffing, optimization, clinical and other services. Moreover, the rise in the number of investments in digital infrastructure, majorly in developing countries, is driving the adoption of digital health services for implementing successful digital platforms.

Global digital health market share, by component, 2020 (%)

However, the software component segment is expected to register the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. The increasing demand for reducing the medical costs and growing need for accurate & timely information procurement are among the key factors responsible for the segment growth. In addition, consumer shift towards value-based care in developed economies, rise in demand for efficient management of organizational workflows in healthcare organizations, and various initiatives by private & public companies to develop healthcare IT infrastructure will boost the adoption of digital health software solutions.

Regional Insights

North America accounted for the largest market share of 38.77% in 2020 and will expand further at a steady CAGR over the forecast period. Rising healthcare costs, advancements in coverage networks, increasing adoption of smartphones, and a surge in demand for tele-healthcare services are driving the market growth in the region. According to the report published by Mckinsey in May 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic instigated a significant increase in the adoption and usage of telehealth in the U.S. Adoption of tele-health services by consumers has skyrocketed in the country, from 11.0% in 2019 to 46.0% in 2020 to replace the canceled healthcare visits.

Asia Pacific is anticipated to be the fastest-growing regional market over the forecast period. Rising smartphone penetration, increasing adoption of smart wearable devices, and a surge in demand for EMRs and EHRs are contributing to the growth of the regional market. Moreover, countries, such as Malaysia and Japan, have already established a national warehouse that enables data sharing between public hospitals. In addition, the rising demand for remote patient monitoring and related services owing to increasing government spending on healthcare is anticipated to propel market growth.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Mergers & acquisitions and strategic alliances with other industry participants and increasing R&D in the area of mHealth technologies are some of the initiatives being undertaken by key companies to increase their market share. For instance, in June 2018, Medidata, a cloud storage and data analytics company, acquired Shyft Analytics for USD 195.0 million. The acquisition helped the company in jointly developing data platforms that can be used in processes ranging from the beginning of the drug development phase to its commercialization. Some of the key companies in the global digital health market are:

  • Cerner Corporation

  • Allscripts

  • Apple, Inc.

  • Telefónica S.A.

  • Mckesson Corporation

  • Epic Systems Corporation

  • QSI Management, LLC

  • AT&T

  • Vodafone Group

  • AirStrip Technologies

  • Google, Inc.

  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

  • HiMS

  • Orange

  • Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

  • Softserve

  • MQure

  • Computer Programs and Systems, Inc.

  • Vocera Communications

  • IBM Corporation

  • CISCO Systems, Inc.

Digital Health Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2021

USD 110.2 billion

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 295.4 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 15.1% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2019

Forecast period

2021 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2021 to 2028

Report coverage

Revenue, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Technology, component, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; Spain; France; Italy; Russia; China; Japan; India; South Korea; Singapore; Australia; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa: Saudi Arabia; UAE

Key companies profiled

Cerner Corporation; Allscripts; Apple, Inc.; Telefónica S.A.; Mckesson Corporation; Epic Systems Corporation; QSI Management, LLC. AT&T; Vodafone Group; AirStrip Technologies; Google, Inc.; Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.; HiMS; Orange; Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.; Softserve; MQure; Computer Programs and Systems, Inc.; Vocera Communications; IBM Corporation; CISCO Systems, Inc.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2028. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research, Inc. has segmented the global digital health market report on the basis of technology, component, and region:

  • Technology Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Tele-healthcare

      • Tele-care

        • Activity Monitoring

        • Remote medication Management

      • Tele-health

        • LTC Monitoring

        • Video Consultation

    • mHealth

      • Wearables

        • BP Monitors

        • Glucose Meters

        • Pulse Oximeters

        • Sleep Apnea Monitors

        • Neurological Monitors

        • Activity Trackers/Actigraphs

      • mHealth Apps

        • Medical Apps

        • Fitness Apps

      • Services

      • mHealth Services Market, By Type

        • Monitoring services

          • Independent Aging Solutions

          • Chronic Disease Management & Post-acute Care Services

        • Diagnosis Services

        • Healthcare Systems Strengthening Services

        • Others

      • mHealth Services Market, By Participants

        • Mobile Operators

        • Device Vendors

        • Content Players

        • Healthcare Providers

    • Healthcare Analytics

    • Digital Health Systems

      • EHR

      • E-prescribing Systems

  • Component Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Software

    • Hardware

    • Services

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • Spain

      • France

      • Italy

      • Russia

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • South Korea

      • Singapore

      • Australia

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • UAE

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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