South Africa Digital Therapeutics Market Analysis

South Africa Digital Therapeutics Market Analysis

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South Africa Digital Therapeutics Market is at around $40 Mn in 2023 and is projected to reach $230.53 Mn in 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 28.43 % during the forecast period. The market is growing as a result of the rising prevalence of chronic diseases, rising technology adoption, and government initiatives. The market is dominated by key players like LifeQ, Wellevate Health, Omada Health Inc., DarioHealth Corp., 2Morrow Inc., Livongo Health Inc., WellDoc, Propeller Health, Canary Health, Noom Inc., Akili Interactive Labs Inc., and Hygieia.

ID: IN10ZADH006 CATEGORY: Digital Health GEOGRAPHY: South Africa AUTHOR: Aneri Parekh

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South Africa Digital Therapeutics Market Executive Summary

South Africa Digital Therapeutics Market is at around $40 Mn in 2023 and is projected to reach $230.53 Mn in 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 28.43 % during the forecast period.

In South Africa, the field of digital therapeutics is a developing area of medicine that treats and manages a range of medical diseases by using digital technology including software and apps for mobile devices. These solutions frequently include evidence-based interventions to improve patient outcomes in addition to standard medical procedures. The goal of the Digital Therapeutics market in South Africa is to improve the effectiveness and accessibility of healthcare in the area by utilizing technology for both preventive and therapeutic reasons.

The growing use of digital health solutions is fueling the robust expansion of the digital therapeutics industry in South Africa. Growing awareness of the advantages of digital treatments, the prevalence of chronic diseases on the rise, and encouraging government actions are all important considerations. To take advantage of this growing market, industry participants are concentrating on innovation and strategic alliances.

The $6.2 Bn global market for digital therapy grew at an impressive rate in 2023. The huge transformation brought about by advanced technology and cost-effective production processes has resulted in enormous growth for this industry. This illustrates the widespread use of digital medications in medicine. Since the sector depends on innovations to grow gradually, more changes may be in store, according to the market trend.

Digital therapeutic solutions are developed and offered by LifeQ, a South African corporation. The company's solutions gather physiological data via wearables and sensors, which are then used to give users individualized coaching and insights. Solutions from LifeQ are applied in many areas, such as sports performance, wellness, and chronic illness treatment.

South Africa digital therapeutics market

Market Dynamics

Market Growth Drivers:

Growing Chronic Diseases: As chronic ailments like diabetes, heart disease, and mental illness become more common, there is a greater need for digital treatments to be included in comprehensive healthcare plans.

Technology Adoption: The populace can more easily integrate and employ digital treatments because of the growing use of smartphones, mobile apps, and wearable technology.

Government Initiatives: The development of the digital therapeutics sector is aided by laws, rules, and programs that support digital health solutions.

Market Restraints:

Regulatory Challenges: Tight regulatory environments or protracted approval procedures for digital medicines may impede the expansion of the sector.

Privacy and Data Security Concerns: Lower adoption rates of digital therapeutic solutions may result from users' doubts about the security of their personal health information.

Cost of Technology: The upfront expenses linked to introducing digital therapeutic options, such as procuring the required equipment and educating medical personnel, could pose a challenge, particularly for smaller healthcare institutions or areas with little financial means.

Healthcare Policies and Regulatory Landscape

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA), is the regulatory agency that authorizes healthcare products in the country. The product dossier is created by the application company and is considered a legal contract that needs to be approved by the Medicines Control Council (MCC). This is confirmed by the medicine's Certificate of Registration, which also serves as a sales authorization. The MCC must approve any changes the company makes after registration. The lack of resources may cause SAHPRA to further stretch deadlines and cause difficulty in the process.

Competitive Landscape             

Key Players:

  • LifeQ
  • Wellevate Health
  • Omada Health Inc.
  • DarioHealth Corp.
  • 2Morrow Inc.
  • Livongo Health Inc.
  • WellDoc
  • Propeller Health
  • Canary Health
  • Noom Inc.
  • Akili Interactive Labs Inc.
  • Hygieia

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)

4.2.1 Company Overview Product Applications and Services Recent Developments Partnerships Ecosystem 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

South Africa Digital Therapeutics Market Segmentation

By Solution

  • Software
  • Services

By Deployment:

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premises

By Application

  • Therapy
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • CNS
  • Respiratory
  • CVD

By End-use

  • Diagnostic Centres
  • Healthcare Players
  • Healthcare Research Centres
  • Hospitals & Clinics
  • Nursing Care Centres
  • Others

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  3. Epidemiology of Disease Type
  4. Market Segmentation
  5. Market Share
  6. Competitive Landscape
  7. Key Company Profiles
  8. Healthcare Policies & Regulatory Framework
  9. Reimbursement Scenario
  10. Factors Driving Future Growth

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Last updated on: 15 February 2024
Updated by: Vidhi Upadhyay

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