South Africa's Digital Health market is projected to grow from $xxBn in 2022 to $xxBn by 2030, registering a CAGR xx% during the forecast period of 2022-30. The market will be driven by the growing demand for improved access to healthcare services and government support for digital health. The market is segmented by solution, by deployment & by end-use. Some of the major players include Philips, GE HealthCare & Altron.
South Africa's Digital Health market is projected to grow from $xxBn in 2022 to $xxBn by 2030, registering a CAGR xx% during the forecast period of 2022-30. The health expenditure per capita for South Africa declined from $564.5 in 2018 to $546.7 in 2019, while the healthcare expenditure % of GDP rose from 8.86% in 2018 to 9.11% in 2019 according to the World Health Organization Global Health Expenditure database. This spending is inclusive of both public and private spending on healthcare. The government funds the majority of the public healthcare sector in South Africa, while the private sector is financed by a blend of private health insurance and out-of-pocket expenditures by citizens.
Digital health is being accepted and utilized in different ways in South Africa, including telemedicine, electronic health records (EHRs), mHealth, and eHealth. The South African government has made efforts to encourage and assist the development of digital health technologies, such as by implementing a national health information system and telemedicine services in public health institutions.
MomConnect is a platform established by the National Department of Health in collaboration with public and commercial entities. MomConnect had shown to be effective in teaching and motivating women to care for themselves and use available prenatal and postnatal services throughout and after pregnancy. As of March 31, 2019, more than 2.5 million moms were enrolled with MomConnect. Another notable mHealth application is the Stock Visibility System (SVS), which is used as an electronic stock management system in clinics and hospitals.
Market Growth Drivers
South Africa's government has set up a national health information system and telemedicine services in public health institutions, while private hospitals and clinics have also incorporated electronic medical records and telemedicine. The expansion of digital health in South Africa intends to alleviate the dearth of healthcare facilities and workers in remote regions, as well as to enhance access to excellent healthcare for all. Moreover, the market is also being led by the need to increase the availability of healthcare in rural regions, rising smartphone and internet usage, government backing for digital health initiatives, and private sector investment in the digital health market.
The adoption of digital health solutions is hampered by a lack of suitable digital health infrastructure. Many healthcare professionals are unable to afford digital healthcare due to the high cost of technology. Data security and privacy are also key issues, as digital health systems sometimes include the keeping of sensitive personal health information. In remote locations, poor internet access can also hamper the development of digital healthcare initiatives. Furthermore, many healthcare professionals may be cautious to accept new digital health technology, resulting in delayed adoption and market development. In South Africa, the absence of clear standards and norms for digital health solutions can generate confusion for both healthcare practitioners and patients.
South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) governs the registration and monitoring of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and clinical trials including the software required for digital health. National Health Information System Authority (NHISA) - Sets and administers a national health information system, including Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and telemedicine platforms, to improve healthcare efficiency and quality.
In collaboration with other government departments, the National Digital Health Strategy for South Africa, 2019-2024 will enhance digital health systems of governance, create strongly integrated platforms for the advancement of information systems, and build the necessary telecommunications infrastructure.
In South Africa, National Health Insurance (NHI) Provides a national health insurance program to ensure universal access to excellent healthcare. The reimbursement for digital health is currently limited and underdeveloped. The South African healthcare system is normally supported by a combination of private health insurance and state health funding, however, coverage for digital health services such as telemedicine and mHealth is restricted.
1. Executive Summary
1.1 Digital Health Overview
1.2 Global Scenario
1.3 Country Overview
1.4 Healthcare Scenario in Country
1.5 Digital Health Policy in Country
1.6 Recent Developments in the Country
2. Market Size and Forecasting
2.1 Market Size (With Excel and Methodology)
2.2 Market Segmentation (Check all Segments in Segmentation Section)
3. Market Dynamics
3.1 Market Drivers
3.2 Market Restraints
4. Competitive Landscape
4.1 Major Market Share
4.2 Key Company Profile (Check all Companies in the Summary Section)
184.108.40.206 Product Applications and Services
220.127.116.11 Recent Developments
18.104.22.168 Partnerships Ecosystem
22.214.171.124 Financials (Based on Availability)
5. Reimbursement Scenario
5.1 Reimbursement Regulation
5.2 Reimbursement Process for Diagnosis
5.3 Reimbursement Process for Treatment
6. Methodology and Scope
The Digital Health Market is segmented as mentioned below:
By Solution (Revenue, USD Billion):
By Deployment (Revenue, USD Billion):
By End-use (Revenue, USD Billion):
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