GOTHENBURG, Sweden – The number of remotely monitored patients grew by 44% to 7.1 million last year, according to a report from Berg Insight. The report also found that the number of remotely monitored patients will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 47.9% to reach 50.2 million by 2021. Monitoring patients with sleep therapy devices and monitoring patients with implantable cardiac rhythm management devices accounted for 80% of all connected home medical monitoring systems in 2016, according to Berg Insight. Leading vendors in this segment include ResMed, Philips Respironics and SRETT, it said. Telehealth is the third largest segment with 500,000 connections at the end of 2016, according to Berg Insight. Leading telehealth vendors include Tunstall Healthcare, Honeywell, Cardiocom, Philips and Qualcomm Life, it said.
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