Nurse call systems are designed to request help quickly, reliably and in a targeted manner in emergencies and dangerous situations. The latest systems facilitate patient-to-staff voice communications, assimilation with real-time locating systems (RTLSs) and integration with electronic health records and admitting, discharge and transfer.
Technology is becoming more and more important in the healthcare industry. The level of care that is available to patients has also been significantly improved by their access to various technological tools and solutions in hospitals. The nurse call system installed in hospital rooms, in particular, has benefited from the technological breakthroughs made available by fiber optic technology.
Global nurse call system market is estimated to be valued at US$ 1,904.1 million in 2022 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 8.5% during the forecast period (2022-2030).
Figure 1. Global Nurse Call System Market Share (%), by Type, 2022
Nurse Call System Market - Drivers
The increased demand for wanderer control equipment and patient monitoring in the geriatric population is expected to drive the growth of the global nurse call system market in the coming years. Furthermore, as life expectancy has increased around the world, so has the number of geriatric patients, particularly in the U.K., the U.S., Japan, and Germany. For instance, according to U.K. population data the average U.K. population's life expectancy in 2021 was 81.65 years, and it was 81.40 years in 2020, indicating that life expectancy increased by 0.15% in just one year. As a result, there is a greater demand for nurse call systems in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Increasing inorganic activities by market players is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period. For instance, in July 2020, Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. a North American medical technology provider announced that it has entered in commercial partnership with Aiva, an electronic composer in order to provide a hands-free communication tool that enables in-room voice assistant support for caregiver-to-patient and caregiver-to-caregiver help. This action has been taken in an effort to broaden the company's target market and increase the product selection.
|Base Year:||2021||Market Size in 2022:||
US$ 1,904.1 Mn
|Historical Data for:||2017 to 2020||Forecast Period:||2022 to 2030|
|Forecast Period 2022 to 2030 CAGR:||8.5%||2039 Value Projection:||US$ 3,654.3 Mn|
Ascom Holding AG, Rauland-Borg Corporation, Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., Cornell Communications, Inc., Jeron Electronic Systems, Inc., Tyco SimplexGrinnell, TekTone Sound & Signal Mfg., Inc., Vigil Health Solutions, Inc., Critical Alert Systems, LLC, Stanley Healthcare, Caretronic d.o.o., SIDDHANT MEDICAL ENGINEERING, FORBIX SEMICON, Crest Healthcare, Curbell Medical Products, Austco Healthcare Limited
|Restraints & Challenges:||
Figure 2. Global Nurse Call System Market Share (%), by Region, 2022
Global Nurse Call System Market – Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Since the COVID-19 virus outbreak in December 2019, the disease has spread to over 100 countries across the globe and the World Health Organization had declared it a public health emergency on January 30, 2020.
COVID-19 has affected the economy in three main ways: by directly affecting production and demand of drugs and vaccines, by creating disruptions in distribution channels, and through its financial impact on firms and financial markets. Due to nationwide lockdowns, several countries, such as China, India, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, and others, faced problems with regard to the transportation of drugs and vaccines from one place to another.
However, the COVID-19 pandemic had a positive impact on the nurse call system market, owing to decrease in the annual revenue of market players in FY 2020. For instance, Austco Healthcare Limited, a key company in global nurse call system market reported a decrease of 17.1% in revenue compared to 2019.
Global Nurse Call System Market: Key Developments
Increase in need of advance healthcare systems is expected to boost the growth of global nurse system market over the forecast period. For instance, on October 5, 2022 Ascom, global provider of wireless communication and collaborative solutions for healthcare facilities has won a contract worth US$ 32, 54,971.50 million. Under this contract, Ascom will equip nurse call system in new hospital complex built in Germany. This building complex will have 4,680 rooms, including 120 examination and 9 operating rooms.
Increase in inorganic activity by market players is expected to drive the global nurse call system market over the forecast period. For instance, on December 13, 2021, Baxter, an American multinational healthcare company announced the acquisition of Hillrom, a medical technology provider in healthcare and manufacturer of nurse call system. This acquisition will help in transforming healthcare and advancing patient care worldwide.
Global Nurse Call System Market: Restraint
Low adoption of nurse call systems in emerging economies is expected to hinder growth of the global nurse call systems market. Moreover, shortage of nurses in emerging economies is also expected to limit the market growth. For instance, in April 2019, according to The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy’s April 2019 release, India has shortage of an estimated 600,000 doctors and 2 million nurses. Researchers have discovered that patients are not getting access to life-saving medications because there is a shortage of employees who are appropriately educated in giving antibiotics.
Global Nurse Call System Market - Key Players
Major players operating in the global nurse call system market include Ascom Holding AG, Rauland-Borg Corporation, Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., Cornell Communications, Inc., Jeron Electronic Systems, Inc., Tyco SimplexGrinnell, TekTone Sound & Signal Mfg., Inc., Vigil Health Solutions, Inc., Critical Alert Systems, LLC, Stanley Healthcare, Caretronic d.o.o., SIDDHANT MEDICAL ENGINEERING, FORBIX SEMICON, Crest Healthcare, Curbell Medical Products, Austco Healthcare Limited
Nurse call system allows patients in health care settings to alert a nurse or any other health care staff, in case assistance is required. Some nurse care systems allow patients to speak directly to the staffer, some buzz at the station, while others simply beep, requiring a nurse to visit the patient’s room in order to determine the patient’s needs. Nurse call systems offer various benefits to patients who are confined to the hospital bed and have no other way to communicate or alert the nurse, in case any assistance is required. Such as system thus, provides increased sense of security to patients. Nurse call systems make it simple for patients to reach their nurse or nurse's station and help medical staff give their patients the best treatment possible. Patients may be left in dangerous situations if there is no simple and convenient means to contact nursing staff. Patients can access the services they require more quickly via call systems.
Increasing adoption of inorganic strategies by key players in market such as partnership is expected to drive the growth of global nurse call system market over the forecast period. For instance, on April 1, 2021, JurongHealth, a campus integrated healthcare development comprising of 700 bed hospital formed a formed a strategic partnership with Austco Marketing & Service Asia Pte Ltd, a manufacturer of advance nurse call system and clinical communication technology. This partnership was formed when Austco’s Tacera solution was picked for their new state of the art facility. A variety of features and capabilities are available in the Tacera solution created for JurongHealth to help enhance patient outcomes.
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“*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.