Medical computer carts are designed to reduce workload of healthcare professionals and enhance patient care. It is used for different applications such as in medical training, charting, medical recording, medicine dispensing, and surgeries. There are different types of medical computer cart products differentiated by their feature set with varying heights and prices depending on their intended application base for small, medium or large hospitals, clinics, pharmacies. Medical computer cart includes features and workflow solutions to assist day to day task associated with patient care. Medical computer carts are mounted with drawers, trays, cabinets, and shelves along with computer and its components.
Medical computer cart market is segmented based on the powered or non-powered medical cart. Powered medical cart are the major revenue contributors to the global market due to its high usage for the surgical procedures and medical documentation. Based on the type of monitor the market is segmented into one or two monitor, laptop or tablet. One monitor and laptop segment is expected to contribute major share to the medical computer cart industry.
Global Medical Computer Cart Market Taxonomy
The global market is classified on the basis of the following segments:
Prevalent Scenario in Medical Computer Cart Market
Proper dispensing of important medicines and surgical tools supplies plays an instrumental role in helping nurse and doctors to perform surgeries. The evolving medical technology is creating wide range of new medical devices for various critical procedures. Inclusion of new medical devices is increasing demand for medical computer carts for convenience. Increasing surgical procedures due to accidental cases requiring immediate medical attention is also fueling growth in demand for medical computer carts. Increasing healthcare facilities and setting up of new specialized hospital by various governments creates significant growth opportunity for the medical computer cart manufacturers. As per the WHO report published in 2013, in the U.S. hospital expenditure, per capita healthcare spending was around US$ 9,146 and is expected to increase by 4.6% owing to expanded insurance coverage. Providers of medical computer cart are focusing on providing various features such as TAA compliant, sit to stand height adjustment and adjustable backtilt keyboard tray features etc. in their product, owing to the increasing preference of mobile computer carts for critical surgical procedures. The global medical computer cart is facing hurdles due to increasing cases of contamination, allergies due to sterilization issues, and risks associated with hazardous interaction between drugs kept in the cart. The increasing awareness about e-commerce is allowing companies to extend their market through online retailing. Manufacturers of medical computer cart are focusing on online bulk orders for market exposure. Governments and medical organizations initiatives for paperless procedure in healthcare facilities are expected to create opportunity for medical computer cart providers. In February 2016, the U.K. government announced NHS funding to support paperless system.
North America and Europe is expected to hold maximum share of overall market, owing to the growing healthcare facilities and setting up of new ambulatory surgical centers in these regions. On the other hand, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World provides opportunity to medical computer cart manufacturers due to the increasing focus towards advanced hospitals infrastructure for better treatment and patient care.
Major Medical Computer Cart in the market: StyleView® Tablet Cart, SV10 (Ergotron, Inc.), StyleView® S-Tablet Cart, SV10 (Ergotron, Inc.), StyleView® Laptop Cart, SV10 (Ergotron, Inc.), Zido® Ultrasound Cart Package (Ergotron, Inc.), Avalo Med/Surg Cart (Capsa Healthcare), Emergency Cart – Blue (Capsa Healthcare), and MobiusPower® 4.0 (Enovate Medical.).
Devices with Comprehensive Range of Features
In order to differentiate their product offerings, manufacturers are focusing on introducing products with innovative features to provide more help to healthcare providers. In October 2015, Ergotron, Inc., launched its SV10 series of its StyleView Medical Carts, its lightest cart for a wide array of laptop and tablet developed exclusively for all surface device. In February 2013, JACO Inc. launched its 300 UltraLite Series of carts, featuring Power Blade, a mobile and computer mounting cart. It featured swappable system that enabled 24/7 hrs runtime that optimized cart usage and enables uninterrupted workflow of nurses in any shifts. It can be equipped with JACO’s patent pending TRAC Steering system that enabled safer and productive usage.
The global medical computer cart market is highly fragmented due to the participation of many established and local players in the medical computer cart industry. Major players involved in the medical computer cart market include Ergotron, Inc., Capsa Solutions LLC, Enovate Medical, InterMetro Industries, Rubbermaid, JACO Inc., STANLEY Healthcare, and Advantech Co., Ltd.
Key players in the market are focused on adopting collaboration strategies to enhance their market share. For instance, in February 2019, Ergotron, Inc. and UV Partners, a developer of automated disinfection system, integrated the UV Angel technology into several Ergotron’s product lines, including StyleView, a medical computer cart.
Key players in the market are focused on launching new products to expand their product portfolio. For instance, in May 2019, Capsa Healthcare launched SlimCart documentation cart, an ultra-lightweight and compact cart to mobilize EHR in any healthcare setting.
In February 2018, Enovate Medical introduced Envoy Mobile EHR Workstation, an intelligent workstation designed to reduce nursing fatigue, enhance patient engagement, endure the rigors of hospital settings, and perform without interruption throughout a clinician’s shift.