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New Market Research Report: A strong case for telehealth in Europe

Recently published research from Ovum, "A strong case for telehealth in Europe", is now available at Fast Market Research

PRLog - May 5, 2010 - As healthcare providers juggle tighter budgets, the prevalence of chronic diseases, and an aging population, they are exploring new avenues to provide healthcare cost effectively. This implies changes to the underlying approach towards the delivery of healthcare from a reactive towards a proactive, more preventive mode. Modern communication technology and devices as well as the adaptation of computer equipment have made it possible to equip homes with devices that enable the daily recording of a person's vital signs. Given that healthcare providers spend significant amounts of their budgets on patients with chronic diseases, there is a strong case for the deployment of telehealth solutions to address the cost and efficiency issues of healthcare delivery. However, realizing the full value of these solutions will require both vendors and providers to consider carefully the readiness and appetite for telehealth.

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Report Table of Contents:

Ovum view
Key messages
An aging population will strain current systems
Telehealth uptake benefits from a large rural population
The rising financial burden of chronic diseases
Is the underlying infrastructure in place?
Broadband penetration is key
Important policy issues need to be resolved
Telehealth set to thrive in a home setting
Recommendations for healthcare providers
Recommendations for vendors
Alternative views
Definition of telehealth
Further reading

List of Tables
Table 1:  The prevalence of diabetes in the EU
Table 2:  Consumer broadband penetration levels in Europe, 2009-2014

List of Figures
Figure 1:  Average life expectancy for men and women in the EU
Figure 2:  The ten 'oldest' EU countries, 2009
Figure 3:  Population age distribution 1980 to 2050 across all OECD countries
Figure 4:  Demographics: 1980 to 2050 across EU25 countries
Figure 5:  Rural population as a proportion of total population across, EU27 member states in 2009
Figure 6:  Telehealth solutions pose different levels of demand on infrastructure
Figure 7:  The deployment of telehealth in the EU

About Ovum

Ovum fully understands convergence across telecoms, IT services and software. They invest heavily in researching what is happening in a market that is dynamic and full of risk and reward, analysing the changes and identify the threats and opportunities ahead for their clients. Ovum's team has extensive experience in the sector and is dedicated to 'getting closer' - to the industries they advise on, to the people they work for, and ultimately to the real issues determining how ICT markets behave. Ovum maintains a fluid, highly collaborative structure that brings the right range of expertise to each situation.  View more research from Ovum at http://www.fastmr.com/catalog/publishers.aspx?pubid=1006

About Fast Market Research

Fast Market Research is an online aggregator and distributor of market research and business information. We represent the world's top research publishers and analysts and provide quick and easy access to the best competitive intelligence available.

For more information about these or related research reports, please visit our website at http://www.fastmr.com or call us at 1.800.844.8156.

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