ECG management system is a web-based electronic medical record that offers better workflow efficiency by processing, storing, and distributing the cardiovascular information between doctors and patients. Winchester Medical Center, in 1991, initiated conversion of ECG records from paper form to electronic form before, which records were filed in a central location. ECG management systems has advanced in past few decades with the improvement in efficacy and maintenance of medical records in electronic form. Electrocardiogram (ECG) databases play an important role in medical and pharmaceutical research, and healthcare. The rising number of ECG data demands for centralizing the diagnostic information with such technologies. The streamlining of cardiology workflow with information technology will aid hospitals in the management of larger number of ECG data and patients.
ECG Management System Market Taxonomy:
On the basis of mode of delivery, ECG management system market is segmented into:
On the basis of end users, ECG management system market is segmented into:
- Diagnostic Clinics
- Others End Users
ECG Management System Market Drivers:
Technological advancements by key players plays a major role in the expansion of ECG management system market. Previously, these ECG diagnostic systems had the basic cardiac diagnostic technology, which were used to provide and store basic information related to hospitals were premise remained the same. However, testing systems and management facilities are continuously evolving to meet the unmet demands. ECG management system market provides wide opportunity for manufacturers to come up with cost effective ECG management system. For instance, in 2014, GE Healthcare introduced an upgrade Muse with i2 ECG technology, which allows bi-directional flow of data with non- GE based ECG systems. Furthermore, in 2014, McKesson cleared FDA approval for mobile medical software app called McKesson Cardiology ECG Mobile. This system aims to reduce non-productive time by providing access to ECG data for review and report. ECG management system’s stored data also helps in reducing chest pain management. For instance, in 2011, LUMEDX Corporation released HealthView Chest management solution, which produce ECG and compile patient’s historical information before hospitalization.
The ECG management system market players are adopting strategies to expand their product portfolio, thereby expanding their market share. For instance, in 2015, Cerner Corp. partnered with Mortara Instrument to introduce CareAware Waveform Management. CareAware Waveform Management offers physiologic waveforms, data, and alarms on device that aid in accessing patient record. All these technological advancements are expected to augment the ECG management system market over the forecast period. Furthermore, partnership between manufacturers and users such as hospitals and clinics for product promotion and installation will also expand the ECG management system market. For instance, in 2017, ScImagae, Inc. announced its partnership with WVU Medicine West Virginia University Health system to utilize ScImage’s PICOM365 Enterprise PACS throughout 8 WVU Medicine Hospitals.
Moreover, the expansion of global ECG management market is attributed to increasing number of ECG test of patients suffering from cardiovascular disease. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 17.7 million people died of cardiovascular disease in 2015, which represent around 31% of deaths occurred globally. Increasing number of cardiovascular disease patients with larger number of ECG data demands for better data management system, which is expected to drive the ECG management system market. Moreover, increasing number of heart related disorders among geriatric population and increasing number of healthcare facilities will also boost the ECG management system market. Furthermore, the governmental programs increases the awareness for annual health examination and ECG is performed as a part of annual health exam by the patients with no known cardiac conditions, which will increase the demand for ECG management system.
ECG Management System Regional Analysis:
ECG management system market is geographically segmented into six regions – North America, Latin America, Middle East, Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa. North America dominates ECG management system market due to high adoption rate of advanced technology and increasing prevalence of cardiac diseases. According to the American Heart Association’s 2017 report, around 92.1 million people in the U.S. were suffering from some form of cardiovascular disease or the after-effects of stroke. Furthermore, about 2,200 people die of cardiovascular disease every day in America. Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing ECG management system market region over the forecast period. This is attributed to increasing awareness about technology and increasing number of hospitals.
ECG Management System - Competitors:
Philips Healthcare, GE Healthcare, Cardiac Science Corporation, CardioComm Solutions, Inc., Norav Medical, Nihon Kohden Corporation, Mortara Instrument and Suzuken Kenz are some of the major players in the ECG management system market.