Digital integrated communication and response systems; and voice over internet protocol (VoIP) technology are stimulating the pattern of palliative care nursing, influencing the global nurse call system (NCS) market progress from the past few decades.. Wired or wireless manual and monitored NCS along with real time location system (RTLS) enables organized work flow and immediate responses, subsequently minimizing nursing negligence, while improvising caregiving solutions simultaneously.Discrepancy in nursing care is the major concern initiating several governmental regulations to improvise value-based healthcare services in many parts of the world. The advent of telenursingincreases dependence on nurse call systems and effective communication methods modifying the delivery of care to the patients even in remote places significantly escalating the demand prospect for the nurse call technology systems.With ahead of the curve technology and competent market scenarios, service providers are innovating patient-centered healthcare systems by incorporating sensors, AI software services, and data inputs and communication systems to expedite patient monitoring process.Live-Link’s Movement Sensor, Amplion Care Assurance’s Amplion Insight, and AvaSys Telesitter System provide patient monitoring and safety which has boosted medical experts and patient coordination in both healthcare facilities and residential places. The global nurse call system market with a healthy revenue generation in the recent years is estimated to reach $16.01 billion by 2023, with growth at a CAGR of 6.62% during the forecast period 2018-2023.
Medical error is the third major cause of death in the U.S., accounting for 250,000 deaths annually, which equals to 10% of the overall mortality rate.
-John Hopkins Medicine
Medication errorsspur the need for smart NCS with IoT integrationin the healthcare centers to stimulate patient to medical aficionado communicability, whereby improvising staff’s involvement in and address to patient care and satisfaction subsequently.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 15,600 recorded nursing homes were found in 2016. This data signifies that a large section of region’s geriatric population is dependent on the healthcare facilities necessitating nurse aid and NCS for immobile and bed ridden patients. Rising geriatric population in the U.S., which is projected to reach 95 million by 2060,raises a major concern for comorbidity diseases; and requirement for value-based clinical assistance are some opportunitiespresent in the U.S. nurse call system market. The reinforcement of Affordable Care Act and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) has triggered revolutionizing changes in the medical organizations elevating the standard of NCS solutions in American states.
Medicaid pay for long-term nursing home care which accounted for $55 billion in 2015. -Kaiser Family Foundation
North America is the leading contributor in the global NCS market, the region generated a sum of $4.6 billion in 2018. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), currently around 2.5 million hospital beds are utilized in the U.S. indicating the use and demand growth of NCS technology for maintaining patient safety and optimized nursing activities, consequently expanding the economic development of the domestic NCS market.Alzheimer dementia primarily affects the normal lifestyle of elderly generation andaffects approximately 5.5 million of geriatric people out of a total 5.7 millionAlzheimer’s patients in America in the year 2018.
Positive Impacts on the Global Nursing Call System Market:
- NCS Expediency by Smart Technology:
Medical alert systems has penetrated the modern value-based nursing services offering high-end performance by medical staff to patients. There is huge incorporation of smart technology such as connectivity with mobile and internet portals, smart devices, and sensors induced CCTV cameras in the hospital rooms. These technology advances combined with NCS systemsaids in efficient tracking of the patient room location, the emergency situation and patient medication details, and prior indication of any emergency conditions, consequently minimizing nursing negligence and prioritizing the patient safety regulations. Also, deployment of intelligent NCS aids the hospital staff to procure additional benefits such as VoIP integrated communication through connected wearable devices and smartphones.For instance, Hill-Rom’s LINQ and Tek-CARE by TekTone are revolutionary adjacent NCS technology integrated smartphone apps for staff collaboration and availability of patient information and data to the caregivers. IP-based NCS integrated with RTLS and IoT technology expands the range of nursing care accomplishing enhanced medical outputs which will upsurge the global NCS market demand in the foreseeable years.
- Global Aging Population and Comorbidity Risks:
Ageing population is associatedwith health degradation and immobility incidences, inducing high reliability on nursing care facilities. With the advent of automation and technology development in the healthcare industry, nursing call and response systems for aged patients have transformed medical assistance provided in case of decreased bed falling, trauma and medical complications. NCS technology aided patient monitoring by lowering fall rates in elderly patients and leveraging economical profit of medical organizations.NCS encourages elderly patient satisfaction and safety through innovative progressions such as wireless nurse call fall prevention floor mats and movement sensor linked with alarms and monitoring screens considerably influencing its demand scope in the global market.
Innovation and Advancement Induced By Leading Companies:
Market competition facilitated by the major product suppliers and innovators in the global nursing call system market includes companies such as Ascom Holding AG, Rauland-Borg Corporation, Siemens AG, Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., Honeywell International, Inc., Tetkone Sound & Signal MFG., Inc., Stanley Black and Decker Inc., Jeron Electronic System, Inc., Simplexgrinnel LP, Vigil Health Solutions Inc., General Electric, Cornell Communication, Critical Alert Systems LLC, West-Com Nurse Call Systems Inc., Schrack Seconet AG, and others.A strong customer base combined with paramount investment in the R&D activities to introduce newer products in the market has helped key market players in gaining additional market revenue. Moreover,intelligent marketing strategies of collaboration with domestic and international companies has helped these companies in securing a remarkable place in the competitive market landscape.
West-Com Nurse Call Systems Inc. is a healthcare technology solution provider and device manufacturing company which is credited to accelerate communication and patient care conveniences in medical facilities. Their major contribution to the NCS market includeNovus Connect, wireless OneCare NCS, CliniCare, Endeavor, and other technology integrated call and response solutions.
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