GVR Report cover Tele-intensive Care Unit Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Tele-intensive Care Unit Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Component (Hardware, Software), By Type, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2024 - 2030

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-894-7
  • Number of Pages: 150
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2022
  • Industry: Healthcare

Tele-intensive Care Unit Market Trends

The global tele-intensive care unit market size was estimated at USD 3.61 billion in 2023 and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.0% from 2024 to 2030. Demand for remote monitoring in the hospitals and growing geriatric population have been the major driving factors for the market growth. Tele-intensive care unit (ICU)s enable healthcare practitioners and resources to closely monitor ICU patients and permit caregivers to manage patients' care in multiple distant units. Similarly, reducing hospital stays minimizes unnecessary burdens on the patient and reduces the patient's healthcare expenses, further driving the market growth.

U.S. Tele-intensive care unit market size and growth rate, 2024 - 2030

Moreover, adopting this tele-ICU software and hardware in hospitals improves patient care. Product offerings provide several advantages, such as reduced ICU complication rates, improved clinical staff productivity, and efficient care delivery. Similarly, this technology helps deliver patient care remotely with continuous real-time monitoring and remote access to patient data, reducing the need for department visits and the rate of hospitalizations.

According to data published by the United Health Foundation (America's Health Ranking) in 2022, in the U.S., around 58 million adults are aged 65 and older, accounting for 17.3% of the nation's population. Thus, rising geriatric population increased the demand for adult ICUs. In addition, the need for the tele-ICU is growing due to the increase in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) cases. COPD affects 1 in 10 of the adult global population and is one of the three most common causes of death across the glob . For instance, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2019, 3.23 million deaths were reported due to COPD. Besides, 90% of COPD-related fatalities in people under the age of 70 take place in low- to middle-income nations. Thus, rise in cases of COPD fuels the market growth.

In addition, introducing different tele-intensive care unit programs and delivering care to users is expected to boost the industry's growth. Tele-ICU supports improving patient outcomes, leverages the use of intensivists for managing patient care, and decreases cost. For instance, in February 2023, CLEW, a provider of artificial intelligence analytics platforms for healthcare sector, announced the launch of CLEW tele-ICU conversion and accelerator program. It includes an ICU workflow platform, FDA-cleared AI predictive models; & packaged integrations to monitoring, AV, and EMR equipment.

Market Concentration & Characteristics

Market growth stage is high, and pace is accelerating. Tele-ICU market is characterized by a high degree of innovation owing to the rapid technological advancements driven by factors such as advancements in remote patient monitoring technologies and the availability of the internet (5G) connection system. Subsequently, innovative telemedicine applications are constantly emerging, disrupting existing industries and creating new ones.

Tele-intensive Care Unit Market Concentration & Characteristics

The tele-ICU market is characterized by a medium level of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity by the leading players. This is due to several factors, including the desire to gain access to new telehealth technologies and increasing strategic importance of telehealth.

A robust medical-legal framework, including reimbursement, governance, and medical liability, was implemented to regulate tele-ICU care. These eased regulations for telehealth services have expanded access to tele-ICU and other services, which has supported the market growth.

Some key market players are expanding their tele-ICU services in new geographical regions to expand their reach and strengthen their market position. For instance, in April 2021, Hicuity Health, provider of telemedicine services extended its partnership with Appalachian Regional Healthcare and launched its new suite of tele-ICU care services at Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center.

Component Insights

Based on the component, the hardware segment held the largest market revenue share of 66.2% in 2023. The hardware segment is further bifurcated into the computer system, communication lines, physiological monitors, therapeutic devices, video feed, and display panels. Hardware provides the clinicians in the command center and the ICU with the same patient data. Rising technological advances and increasing digital health and telehealth adoption drive the market growth. Besides, remote patient monitoring heavily relies on telemedicine devices such as blood pressure, wearable EKG/ECG, biosensors, blood glucose monitors, digital medical scopes and accessories, and wearable activity trackers such as smartwatches and wristbands. Thus, innovation in hardware is expected to create potential growth.

The software segment is expected to grow fastest CAGR over the forecast period. Increasing demand for rapid software advancements and accessibility to newer versions drives the software segment. Furthermore, the availability of newer versions, favorable government initiatives, and regular upgrading are expected to contribute to growth of this segment. For instance, Bengaluru-based non-profit organization eGovernments Foundation and Google Cloud and Karnataka government's Department of Health and Family Welfare collaborated and introduced cloud-based remote intensive care unit (ICU) services at 41 state-run hospitals .

This software analyzes the patient's physiological condition and alerts clinicians if the patient's condition deteriorates. It enables patient care without trying to constantly monitor all of their patients' physiological parameters. A significant benefit of tele-ICU system is the electronic nature of the data being transmitted as it allows for analysis for data archiving, quality improvement & documentation of the Tele-ICU system's performance.

Type Insights

Based on type, the open-with-consultants segment held the largest market revenue share of 36% in 2023, owing to its deployment in many tele-intensive care unit software and high efficiency. This segment provides proper consultation which demonstrates the potential and feasibility of tele-ICU consultation and scheduled rounds. For instance, in September 2023, Wheel Health, Inc. launched its latest virtual care platform to assist enterprise organizations with seamless care experiences.

Global tele-intensive care unit market share and size, 2023

The intensivist segment is anticipated to witness a significant CAGR during the forecast period. Intensivist model employs a full-time intensive-care expert to handle the tele-ICU system. In this model, the patient’s problems are managed directly. This segment provides efficient clinical decisions to address any complications. The availability of intensivists is expected to rise over the forecast period, fueling the segment’s growth. However, lack of qualified intensivist staff hinders its widespread adoption.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market with a revenue share of 43.0% in 2023. Factors such as advanced IT infrastructure, high-speed internet connectivity, and robust communication networks propel regional growth. Increased burden of chronic conditions, increased awareness regarding digital health & virtual care platforms among healthcare providers & patients, rise in geriatric population, and presence of developed hospital facilities have led to market growth. Moreover, rising new product launches and presence of established key players operating in North America have boosted the market growth. For instance, in March 2022, Hicuity Health, a provider of high-acuity telemedicine services, has expanded its telemedicine services partnership with Baptist Health, a 9-hospital system. As part of this strategy, Hicuity Health has introduced its tele-ICU services at the Madisonville facility. These services provide critical care support to Baptist Health team members and their patients .

Tele-intensive Care Unit Market Trends, by Region, 2024 - 2030

Asia Pacific region is anticipated to witness a fastest CAGR growth over the forecast period. Factors such as increasing aging population, favorable government initiatives, and advancement of the healthcare system have presented a new growth opportunity for companies in the APAC region with the presence of countries such as China, South Korea, and India. For instance, 5 million patients in India need ICU care every year. However, only 70,000 ICU beds & 6,000 intensivists are accessible . The combination of high critical care demand, insufficient staffing, and a growing elderly population is driving a need for tele-ICU implementation in India. Moreover, the large target population and the advancement of the healthcare system by the government have positively impacted the market in the region.

Key Tele-intensive Care Unit Company Insights

Some of the key players operating in the tele-ICU market include Koninklijke Philips N.V., Inova, Hicuity Health, and InTouch health.

  • Koninklijke Philips N.V. operates in three business areas: diagnosis & treatment, connected care, and personal health. The company focuses on making strategic industrial developments to hold its strong position in the global telehealth market

  • Hicuity Health is a provider of acute care telemedicine services. The company offers ICU programs and evidence-based protocols, such as telemedicine care tools that connect healthcare staff with patients to enhance patient care

Banner Health, iMDsoft, and INTELEICU are some of the emerging market players in tele-intensive care unit market.

  • Banner Health is a non-profit organization in the U.S. It operates 28 acute-care hospitals and several specialized facilities

  • iMDsoft is a wholly owned subsidiary of N. Harris Computer Corporation. The company holds licenses for its systems to be used in over 400 hospitals across the globe

Key Tele-intensive Care Unit Companies:

The following are the leading companies in the tele-intensive care unit market. These companies collectively hold the largest market share and dictate industry trends. Financials, strategy maps & products of these tele-ICU companies are analyzed to map the supply network.

  • Koninklijke Philips N.V.
  • Inova
  • Banner Health
  • iMDsoft
  • InTouch health
  • UPMC Italy
  • Tele-ICU
  • Hicuity Health

Recent Developments

  • In October 2023, HealthNet Global (HNG) introduced  the Tele-ICU program at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, located in New Delhi. This program provides critical care services with remarkable accuracy, regardless of the distance or location

  • In September 2023, Apollo Telehealth launched tele-ICU and tele-emergency services at nine National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) plants in India. These services are available at NTPC plants in Kaniha, Korba, Vindhyachal, Ramagundam, Barh, Dadri, North Karanpura, Mauda, and Solapur

  • In July 2023, Medanta group of hospitals collaborated with GE HealthCare and launched Medanta e-ICU project in India.This platform offers real-time patient monitoring, even during odd hours, and enables early patient interventions

Tele-intensive Care Unit Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2024

USD 4.13 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 9.55 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 15.0% from 2024 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2022

Forecast period

2024 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2030

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Component, type, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; UK; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Japan; China; India; Thailand; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; Colombia; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE

Key companies profiled

Koninklijke Philips N.V.; Inova; Banner Health; iMDsoft; InTouch health; UPMC Italy; INTELEICU; Tele-ICU; VISICU; Hicuity Health

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Global Tele-intensive Care Unit Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional and country levels and provides an analysis on the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this report, Grand View Research has segmented the tele-intensive care unit market based on component, type, and region.

Global Tele-intensive Care Unit Market Report Segmentation

  • Component Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Hardware

      • Computer System

      • Communication Lines

      • Physiological Monitors

      • Therapeutic Devices

      • Video Feed

      • Display Panels

    • Software

  • Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Intensivist

    • Co-managed

    • Open

    • Open With Consultants

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • UK

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Norway

      • Denmark

      • Sweden

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • Australia

      • Thailand

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

      • Kuwait

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