NEW YORK, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Africa is the second largest and the second most populated continent in the world. It has approximately a population of 1.1 billion, and 15% of the world's population. It has 54 countries and it includes countries such as Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, and Sudan. The percentage of population above 65 years in the Middle East Countries was estimated to be 4.7% of the total population according to the World Bank 2012 report. The rise in the elderly population, increasing per capita income, and increasing incidences of life-style related diseases is driving the home health care market in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states.
Home health care refers to a wide range of health care services that are provided to individuals at their residence for any illness or injury. Residential nursing care refers to the provision of long or short-term care for individuals who suffer from serious or persistent health issues or need recuperation services.
IoT Driving Home Healthcare Market was the most recent trend observed in the home healthcare and residential nursing care services market. Many home health care companies are implementing IoT solutions to monitor and track health of chronically ill and geriatric patients. They are adopting these tools to deliver better quality service to patients. For instance, Qualcomm and Philips IoT application reduces readmission costs. This application connects medication dispensers, biosensors and self-care glucose meters enabling remote patient monitoring, chronic care management and connected medication management. .This technology enables home care service providers to track patient's health and those availing home care to manage their health from remote areas without a physical appointment with the doctor.
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