The UK is well positioned in many elements of digital health and has the potential to grow into a global leader in this segment. However, there are barriers to be overcome to realise this potential. To assess the current market, growth potential, industry composition and the UK’s competitive position, the Office for Life Sciences has conducted a detailed examination of the digital health market in four sub-segments:
• Telehealthcare (telecare and telehealth): support and assistance provided at a distance using ICT and the remote exchange of clinical data between a patient and their clinician
• mHealth: mobile phone applications relating to health and/or wellbeing and connected wearable devices
• Health analytics: software solutions and analytical capabilities needed to assimilate big data
• Digitised health systems: digital health information storage and exchange of digitised patient medical records.