Patient Flow Management Solutions Market, by Product Type (Integrated and Standalone), by Component (Hardware, Software, and Services), by Delivery Mode (Web-based/Cloud-based and On-premise), by End User (Hospitals, Clinics, and Others), and by Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) - Size, Share, Trends, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2018-2026

  • Published On : Dec 2018 |
  • Pages : 183 Pages |
  • Format : CMI Insight PPT Format CMI Insight PDF Format

Patient Flow Management Solutions Market - Insights

Patient flow management represents the ability of the healthcare system to serve patients quickly and efficiently, as they move through stages of care. Large volume of patient information is generated in the healthcare facilities due to rampant increase in incidence of chronic diseases across the globe.

The manual system of patient flow management is relatively unreliable and is prone to human error and data loss. Manual data management requires extensive manpower and is a cumbersome and relatively expensive task. However, hospitals and healthcare providers are now aware regarding managing the ever-growing patient flow by adopting integrated patient flow management solutions. Moreover, increasing prevalence of various diseases is expected to accelerate hospital admissions and patient flow, thereby resulting in increasing adoption of patient flow management solutions to manage daily patient flow across various hospitals and medical care settings.

Therefore, significant reduction in time, labor cost, human error, and data loss offered by patient flow management solutions and increasing burden of chronic diseases are major factors driving the market growth.                

The global patient flow management solutions market size is estimated to be valued at US$ 539.1 million in 2018 and is expected to witness a CAGR of 18.8% during the forecast period (2018–2026).


           Global Patient Flow Management Solutions Market Share (%), By Product Type: 2018 & 2026    

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Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2018)

Rising need to manage increased patient flow in healthcare facilities is driving growth of the market

Patient flow management solutions are used to regulate increasing flow of patients in and out of hospitals and other health care settings, which helps to reduce overcrowding and delay in care. Furthermore, as more people are gaining access to insurance and coverage and care, patient flow to hospitals and medical centers will increase, which could worsen the situation. A number of hospitals and healthcare systems are incorporating strategies to improve patient flow management.

For instance, according to the Nuffield Trust October 2016 report, volume of patients treated increased by 17% in zero-day patients between 2009-10 and 2014-15. Moreover, with 105,000 acute beds in use, occupancy increased from 98,000 in 2011 to 102,000 in 2014.

According to the California Health Care Foundation, April 2011, a national study conducted by patient tracking vendor to assess the challenges in patient flow management reported that around 68% of respondents believe that patient flow and logistics solutions have high potential to improve patient throughput at their facility.

Furthermore, real-time location systems improve patient flow by tracking patients, assets or staff members. These systems consist of tags that are deployed on the person or item being tracked and a network of sensors and transceivers are installed throughout the hospital that detect location of the tags in real-time.

Overcrowding in emergency departments, intensive care units, and other hospital departments could lead to adverse outcomes, as support staff in services such as laboratory and radiology are unable to keep up and physicians and nurses have less time to focus on individual patients. For instance, a study published in Medical Care Journal in January 2013 found that for each additional patient with heart failure, pneumonia, or myocardial infarction assigned to a nurse, the chances of readmission increased between 6% and 9%.    

Global Patient Flow Management Solutions Market Share (%), By Component: 2018 & 2026

Patient Flow Management Solutions  | Coherent Market Insights

Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2018)

Technological advancements in patient flow management solutions is driving growth of the market 

Rising adoption of cloud-based models and increasing penetration and usage of portable devices in patient flow management solutions are expected to offer lucrative growth opportunities in the near future. Moreover, high return on investment achieved by the adoption of these solutions, significant demand for enhanced quality care of the patients, and need for cost reduction by hospitals are expected to contribute to market growth over the forecast period.

Patient tracking using real-time location systems (RTLS) offer several technologies such as radio-frequency identification (RFID), infrared and ultrasound, depending on the cost, infrastructure requirements, and percussion.    

Other developments in the field of patient flow management solutions include Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), which uses far less battery power than conventional Bluetooth technology. BLE enabled devices are able to create more efficient workflow when it gets integrated with RTLS and Electronic Health Records (EHR). The complexity of locating patients, staff, and visitors in the hospitals and healthcare environment requires a fully integrated combination of diverse technologies to achieve maximum advantage. 

North America is expected to be the most lucrative region in the global patient flow management solutions market. This is owing to factors such as high awareness and adoption of technologically advanced tools for improving healthcare facilities, in order to reduce patient waiting time and maximize bed utilization.

Increasing awareness due to conferences conducted on healthcare IT and its importance in hospital management, presence of major key players such as Change Healthcare and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions in the region, and inorganic growth strategies adopted by these players to strengthen their foothold in the market, is driving the growth of North America patient flow management solutions market. For instance, in Allscripts, attended the Global Healthcare Conference in New York, which is held in 6th December 2018, which features companies which are working across different sectors including, patient flow management solutions, life sciences & diagnostics, medical technology and facilities & services.     

Increasing demand to fulfil unmet needs of patient flow management in emerging economies such as India and China is expected to aid in growth of the Asia pacific patient flow management solutions market. Moreover, increasing adoption of patient flow management solutions in developed countries such as the New Zealand and Singapore is contributing to growth of the patient flow management solutions market in Asia Pacific.

Key players operating in the global patient flow management solutions market include Getinge AB, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc., Cerner Corporation, McKesson Corporation, Epic Systems Corporation, Aptean, Inc., Sonitor Technologies, Inc., Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., and TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.

Patient flow management involves optimization of patient flow in a quick, efficient, and effective manner, thereby meeting the patient’s demand and improving coordination of care, patient safety, and health outcomes. Patient flow is primarily associated with hospitals, specifically with back-ups and overcrowding in emergency departments and inefficient scheduling in surgical departments. Poorly managed patient flow in hospitals can lead to adverse health outcomes, including increased re-admissions and mortality rates.

Increasing need for patient flow management solutions to reduce overcrowding, hospitals efforts to reduce patient waiting for the treatment, and efficient use of bed is propelling growth of the patient flow management solution market. Benefits offered by patient flow management solution such as decrease in human error and better utilization of human resource is also expected to fuel the market growth in the near future.                                  

Market Dynamics

Increasing number of hospital admissions and shortage of healthcare professionals is expected to create more burden on the current hospital patient flow management system, thereby increasing the demand for advanced patient flow management solutions.

A report published by Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in March 2018 focuses on the scenario of shortage of heathcare physicians in both primary and specialty care. This report updates and aligns estimates conducted in 2015, 2016, and 2017, which shows a projected shortage of physicians between 42,600 and 121,300 by 2030.

The report aggregates the shortages into four broad categories: primary care, medical specialties, surgical specialties, and other specialties. According to this report, an estimated shortfall of between 14,800 and 49,300 primary care physicians will be reported by 2030. Furthermore, for the same period, there will be a shortage in non-primary care specialties between 33,800 and 72,700 physicians.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of patient flow management solutions market, its market size (US$ Million), and compound annual growth rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2018 – 2026), considering 2017, as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunity across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for this market.
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product/ service launches or approval, regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by key players.
  • It profiles key players in the global patient flow management solutions market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product/service portfolio, geographical presence, distribution strategies, key developments and strategies.
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include Getinge AB, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc., Cerner Corporation, McKesson Corporation, Epic Systems Corporation, Aptean, Inc., Sonitor Technologies, Inc., Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., and TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decision regarding their future type upgradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global patient flow management solutions market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, researchers, patient flow management solution organizations, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the patient flow management solutions market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Patient Flow Management Solutions Market, By Product Type:
    • Integrated
    • Standalone
  • Global Patient Flow Management Solutions Market, By Component:
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • Global Patient Flow Management Solutions Market, By Delivery Mode:
    • Web-based/Cloud-based
    • On-premise
  • Global Patient Flow Management Solutions Market, By End User:
    • Hospitals
    • Clinics
    • Others
  • Global Patient Flow Management Solutions Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
      • By Product Type:
        • Integrated
        • Standalone
      • By Component:
        • Hardware
        • Software
        • Services
      • By Delivery Mode:
        • Web-based/Cloud-based
        • On-premise
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Clinics
        • Others
    • Europe
      • By Country:
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • France
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
      • By Product Type:
        • Integrated
        • Standalone
      • By Component:
        • Hardware
        • Software
        • Services
      • By Delivery Mode:
        • Web-based/Cloud-based
        • On-premise
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Clinics
        • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
      • By Product Type:
        • Integrated
        • Standalone
      • By Component:
        • Hardware
        • Software
        • Services
      • By Delivery Mode:
        • Web-based/Cloud-based
        • On-premise
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Clinics
        • Others
    • Latin America
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
      • By Product Type:
        • Integrated
        • Standalone
      • By Component:
        • Hardware
        • Software
        • Services
      • By Delivery Mode:
        • Web-based/Cloud-based
        • On-premise
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Clinics
        • Others
    • Middle East
      • By Country:
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
      • By Product Type:
        • Integrated
        • Standalone
      • By Component:
        • Hardware
        • Software
        • Services
      • By Delivery Mode:
        • Web-based/Cloud-based
        • On-premise
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Clinics
        • Others
    • Africa
      • By Country:
        • North Africa
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
      • By Product Type:
        • Integrated
        • Standalone
      • By Component:
        • Hardware
        • Software
        • Services
      • By Delivery Mode:
        • Web-based/Cloud-based
        • On-premise
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Clinics
        • Others
  • Company Profiles
    • Getinge AB*
      • Company Overview
      • Product/Service Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Strategies
      • Recent Developments
    • Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
    • Cerner Corporation
    • McKesson Corporation
    • Epic Systems Corporation
    • Aptean, Inc.
    • Sonitor Technologies, Inc.
    • Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    • TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.

“*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objective and Assumption
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Overview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Product Type
      • Market Snippet, By Component
      • Market Snippet, By Delivery Mode  
      • Market Snippet, By End User
      • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
    • Impact Analysis
    • Market Trends
    • Strategic Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Regulatory Scenario
    • Benefits of Patient Flow Management Solutions
    • Technological Developments - Patient Flow Management Solutions
    • Strategies to Improve Patient Flow
    • Patient Flow Management Solutions Associated Cost Factors
    • PEST Analysis
  4. Global Patient Flow Management Solutions Market, By Product Type, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2018 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 - 2026
      • Segment Trends
    • Integrated
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Standalone
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
  5. Global Patient Flow Management Solutions Market, By Component, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2018 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 - 2026
      • Segment Trends
    • Hardware
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Software
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Services
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
  6. Global Patient Flow Management Solutions Market, By Delivery Mode, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2018 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 - 2026
      • Segment Trends
    • Web-based/Cloud-based
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • On-premise
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
  7. Global Patient Flow Management Solutions Market, By End User, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2018 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 - 2026
      • Segment Trends
    • Hospitals
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Clinics
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Others
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
  8. Global Patient Flow Management Solutions Market, By Region, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2018 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Region, 2017 - 2026
    • North America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Component, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Delivery Mode, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Component, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Delivery Mode, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Component, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Delivery Mode, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
        • China
        • Japan
        • India
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Component, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Delivery Mode, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Africa
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Component, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Delivery Mode, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
        • North Africa
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
    • Middle East
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Component, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Delivery Mode, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
        • GCC Countries
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
  9. Competitive Landscape
    • Heat Map Analysis
    • Company Profiles
      • Getinge AB
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Cerner Corporation 
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • McKesson Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Epic Systems Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Aptean, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Sonitor Technologies, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
  10. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About Us and Sales Contact

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