Adoption of Healthcare API Solutions Gets a Boost as Healthcare Providers Switch to EHR, Says TMR

Jul 26, 2016, 07:30 ET from Transparency Market Research

ALBANY, New York, July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

The leading players in the global healthcare API market, namely Mulesoft Inc., Apple Inc., Microsoft Corporation, GE Healthcare, Epic Systems Corporation, and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. held a cumulative share of approximately 67% in the global healthcare API market revenue in 2015. Transparency Market Research has observed that these players have been focused on creating value with acquisitions. Strengthening their presence in the healthcare API market and at the same time, offering innovative solutions to cater to the needs of their customers has been the key growth strategy for most companies.

"Large players have also been partnering with various healthcare facilities and healthcare technology providers to reach out to more customers," the lead author of the study finds. For instance, in June 2014, Apple Inc. made its first big move in mobile health by partnering with market-leading hospital software firm Epic Systems and renowned healthcare provider Mayo Clinic to develop HealthKit, a health app platform.

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Concerns over Data Privacy and Security Threaten Global Growth

An increase in the initiatives by electronic health record (EHR) vendors and healthcare IT startups has resulted in an immense growth in healthcare IT solutions, including application programming interfaces. The adoption of API-integrated EHR has risen rapidly in the recent past thanks to the ease of data accessibility and this, in turn, has boosted the market for healthcare API.

Leading vendors such as GE Healthcare, Mulesoft, Practise Fusion, and Practo Technologies have been focused on making sure their solutions are compatible with the latest healthcare apps. This is also projected to benefit the healthcare API market.

"Considering that the need for frequent upgrades in the overall healthcare API market will arise in the near future, the impact of this driver will remain moderate in the coming years," the analyst predicts.

However, concerns regarding privacy breaches and the loss as well as manipulation of important patient information pose a key challenge for the growth of the healthcare API market. "Open-source APIs are increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks and considering that the usage of APIs cannot be restrained, the privacy and security of patients becomes a major issue," the author of the study states. Developers have, therefore, been focused on eliminating the risk of data theft by developing more secure platforms.

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North America Key Revenue Contributor in Global Healthcare API Market 

The global revenue of the healthcare API market stood at US$162.4 mn in 2015 and is expected to reach US$234.2 mn by 2024 expanding at a 4.2% CAGR therein. The appointment segment led the global healthcare API market by services, rising from a value of US$43.1 mn in 2015 to US$62.9 mn by the end of the forecast period. The segment is also anticipated to expand at the highest CAGR from 2016 to 2024.

By deployment model, on-premise healthcare API solutions emerged as the leading segment while cloud-based API solutions are likely to grow at the fastest pace during the forecast period. Healthcare providers are the leading end users of healthcare API services and the segment is projected to register the highest CAGR from 2016 to 2024. While North America emerged as the key revenue contributor in the global healthcare API market, Asia Pacific is likely to be the fastest growing regional segment.

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This review is based on the findings of a TMR report titled "Healthcare API Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016 - 2024."

The global healthcare API market is segmented as follows: 

By Services 

  • Electronic Health Record Access
  • Appointments
  • Patient Monitoring
  • Payment
  • Medical Device (Wearable)

By Deployment Model 

  • On-premise
  • Cloud-based

By End Users 

  • Healthcare payers
  • Healthcare providers
  • Patients
  • Vendors

By Geography 

> North America
- The U.S.
- Canada

> Europe
- The U.K.
- Germany
- France
- Spain
- Italy
- Rest of Europe

> Asia Pacific (APAC)
- China
- Japan
- India
- Australia
- Rest of APAC

> Middle East & Africa (MEA)
- United Arab Emirates (the UAE)
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- Rest of MEA

> Latin America
- Brazil
- Rest of Latin America

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