The global occupational therapy software market was valued at USD 116.8 million in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.8% from 2022 to 2030. Occupational therapy software helps to improve cash flows, reduce workload and provide better patient care; thereby improving the patient outcome. Occupational therapy helps patients suffering from cognitive, physical, and sensory problems to regain independence in all aspects of their daily living activities. These therapies are helpful for patients with conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, amputations, and children suffering from developmental dysfunctions. The therapists provide them with care plans which help them to independently perform daily living activities. Therefore, the rising prevalence of people suffering from such disorders is expected to drive demand for these software solutions during the forecast period.
Moreover, the globally rising geriatric population is anticipated to drive the market due to the higher prevalence of medical conditions in this population. For instance, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6.5 million Americans above the age of 65 suffered from Alzheimer’s in 2021.
The rising adoption of digital solutions in the healthcare industry is anticipated to boost the adoption of occupational therapy software, thereby positively impacting market growth. Furthermore, the integration of documentation, task management, and billing services in these software solutions is positively impacting the market growth. With the combination of these services, therapists can provide enhanced services to patients, thereby improving patient outcomes. Also, the rising use of EHRs is fueling the adoption of the software due to the centralized availability of patient records and the rising number of players offering EHR services.
The outbreak of COVID-19 had a positive impact on occupational therapy software as this therapy was provided to the patients undergoing treatment. The discharged patients were provided care, in order to restore their daily living activities by educating them with techniques to manage their fatigue, thereby increasing the demand for these services during the pandemic.
Also, occupational therapists adopted electronic information and telecommunication technologies to offer services to patients remotely. Moreover, the majority of therapists in the U.S. started offering telehealth services after COVID-19, which in turn raised the demand for occupational therapy software.
By component, the cloud-based segment held the largest share of 57.1% in 2021 owing to the various advantages offered by the cloud-based services such as cost-efficiency, better data management, and easy accessibility of the data. Also, the cloud-based solution offers centralized storage of data, which helps in better accessibility, thereby fueling segment growth.
The segment is also anticipated to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period due to various factors such as the availability of cloud-based practice management, EHR platforms, and billing software. In addition, through the application of cloud-based services, the therapists can access real-time data of the patients, which increases the productivity and efficiency of the therapists. This is expected to drive segment growth during the forecast period.
By interface, the mobile/tablet segment dominated the market with a share of 59.6% in 2021. High penetration of smart phones across the world is one of the major factors responsible for the market share. Furthermore, the increased availability of occupational therapy software on mobile/tablet is fueling the segment's growth. For instance, MidexPRO, Planet rehab, etc. are some of the occupational therapy apps available on mobile. These apps assist in medical practice and are integrated with features that assist daily functions.
Moreover, rising penetration of the internet across the world and increased government initiatives are expected to drive the growth of the segment. For instance, the Biden-Harris Government in the U.S announced an ‘Internet for All’, which aims to provide affordable, reliable, and high-speed internet to everyone in America. This is anticipated to boost the adoption of mobile-based software during the forecast period.
By end-use, the hospital segment held the largest market share of 40.1% in 2021. Occupational therapy helps patients gain independence in daily living activities. Therapy is beneficial for pediatric care, neuromuscular rehabilitation, disability evaluation, and orthopedic care. The rising demand for occupational therapy software in the hospitals, to manage the data of such patients, is a key factor driving the segment growth. For instance, WebPT Occupational Therapy Software helps to store patient data, provides telehealth services, and manages patient intake.
The segment is also anticipated to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period owing to the increasing number of hospital admissions and rising number of outpatient facilities providing occupational therapies. The availability of the software for outpatient settings is anticipated to boost its adoption. For instance, Net Health Therapy for Hospital Outpatient is cloud-based software, which helps in scheduling, documentation, and practice management services that are designed for hospital outpatient settings.
North America dominated the occupational therapy software market in 2021 with a share of 52.8% in 2021. Increasing adoption of automation and digital solutions in healthcare facilities across the region are some of the key factors driving the growth of the market. Furthermore, the rising demand for occupational therapists in the region is anticipated to boost demand in the region. For instance, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of occupational therapists is anticipated to increase by 14.0% from 2021 to 2031.
The Asia Pacific is estimated to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period owing to the rising geriatric population in countries such as Japan, China, India, etc. Also, the increasing prevalence of the conditions such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, and amputations plus other conditions are the key factors anticipated to drive market growth in the region. Furthermore, the rising number of internet and smartphone users is likely to boost the adoption of this software in the region.
Various strategic initiatives are adopted by the key players to strengthen the market. For instance, in April 2020, Therapy Brands, which is a software provider for rehabilitation, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and mental and behavioral health announced the launch of integrated HIPAA-compliant telehealth software, which will help the therapists to stay, connected and provide care to the vulnerable population. Some of the prominent players in the global occupational therapy software market include:
Simple Practice LLC
Planet rehab Inc.
Fusion Web Clinic
Market size value in 2022
USD 127.7 million
Revenue forecast in 2030
USD 289.1 million
CAGR of 10.8% from 2022 to 2030
Base year for estimation
2016 - 2020
2022 - 2030
Revenue in USD million, CAGR from 2021 to 2030
Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, trends
Delivery mode, interface, end-use, region
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa
U.S.; Canada; UK; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; China; Japan; India; South Korea; Australia; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE
Key companies profiled
WebPT; Simple Practice LLC; Practice Pro; Clinic Source; Net Health; Planet rehab Inc.; HENO; Fusion Web Clinic; Care Patron; Axxes; Advanced MD; Oracle Cerner
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This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, & country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2030. For this study Grand View Research has segmented the global occupational therapy software market report based on the delivery mode, interface, end-use, and region:
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Interface Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2030)
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Middle East & Africa
b. The global occupational therapy software market size was estimated at USD 116.8 million in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 127.7 million in 2021.
b. The global occupational therapy software market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.8% from 2022 to 2030 to reach USD 289.1 million by 2030.
b. North America dominated the occupational therapy software market with a share of 52.8% in 2021. Increasing adoption of automation and digital solutions in healthcare facilities across the region are some of the key factors driving the growth of market.
b. Some prominent players in the global occupational therapy software market include WebPT, SimplePractice LLC, Practice Pro, ClinicSource, Net Health, Planetrehab Inc., HENO, Fusion Web Clinic, Care Patron, Axxes, AdvancedMD, Oracle Cerner.
b. Rising prevalence of people suffering from disorders such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and amputations is expected to drive the demand for the these software solutions during the forecast period. Moreover, globally rising geriatric population is anticipated to drive the market due to the higher prevalence of medical conditions in this population.
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