Value of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) in the MENA region to top US$9 billion by 2022, says Arab Health report

Arab Health highlights the growth in value of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) in the MENA region to US$9 billion by 2022, denoting a CAGR of 35%

  
Value of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) in the MENA region to top US$9 billion by 2022, says Arab Health report
  • Growth attributed to more efficient patient care, rise in demand for mobile healthcare technologies and an increase in demand from an ageing population and people suffering from chronic diseases
  • Arab Health’s Innovation Hub to showcase several of the disruptive technologies in the IoMT ecosystem

Dubai: Arab Health, the MENA region’s largest exhibition for healthcare and trade professionals, will showcase the vital role technology has on improving the speed and accuracy of diagnosis and treatment in the healthcare industry, when the event returns to the Dubai World Trade Centre and Conrad Dubai Hotel from 27 – 30 January 2020.

A report by Arab Health titled: “The Future Of Health Information Technology and The Internet Of Medical Things” highlights that the value of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) global market was valued at US$41.2 billion in 2017 and is expected to increase to US$158.1 billion in 2022, according to ‘Markets & Markets’. In the MENA region, the figure is expected to increase from US$2 billion to US$9 billion during the same period, representing a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 35%.

“The IoMT refers to connected infrastructure of medical devices, software applications and health systems services which have grown in the prominence of supporting clinical decisions, reducing incorrect diagnosis, and improving quality of services through the management of chronic diseases and monitoring of hospitalised patients”, said Ross Williams, Exhibition Director of Arab Health.

Showcasing Disruptive Technologies at the Innovation Hub

As part of the 2020 edition of Arab Health, the much-lauded Innovation Hub will return after its successful inauguration at last year’s show. It will showcase several of the disruptive technologies in the IoMT ecosystem including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR), mobile device accessories, smart watches, fitness trackers and applications, disease management devices, health monitors, home care devices and telemedicine devices, to name a few.

The Innovation hub will also feature a startup zone, providing local and international startups the opportunity to display and demonstrate new products and innovations that are shaping the future of healthcare.

Over 35 companies have already confirmed their participation in this segment of the show, and include Sharjah-based Nabta Health, a tech-driven company that address gaps in women’s health by integrating digital health components into traditional care pathways to improve clinical outcomes; Balsam United, a Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) provider based in Saudi Arabia; and Seers Technology, a remote patient monitoring solution provider for the global digital health markets, with headquarters in South Korea.

This year will also see the return of the Innov8 Talks segment, where eight SME’s and entrepreneurs for each day of the show will have eight minutes to present their latest groundbreaking healthcare ideas. The final day of the exhibition will see winners from each day ‘pitch off’ to investors, with Amazon, Raiven Capital and Microsoft already confirmed.

Digitalising the Patient Experience

Patient experience towards ‘digitalisation in healthcare and enhancing the patient experience through digital health’ will form the basis of discussion at the newly launched Patient Experience conference, with a focus on empowering the patient to make better decisions, and in turn, implementation of an efficient and stronger healthcare system.

The sessions will be delivered by Dr Ramadan Alblooshi, Chief Regulatory Office, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Dr Tamara Sunbul, Strategic Planning, Performance Mgmt. & Business Development Office, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare based in Saudi Arabia.

Health Technology Breakthroughs in 2019

Several breakthrough technologies have taken place in 2019, with the World Economic Forum (WEF) identifying the prominent role IoMT has played in the healthcare industry. It gives an example of a pill with a tiny sensor, that transmits information to a patch on the patients arm when taken, with the resulting information then relayed to a mobile phone which is monitored by a doctor to ensure medication is taken at the correct frequency and time.

Similarly, the MIT Technology Review has identified several groundbreaking technologies this year, such as a revolutionary blood test to predict premature births; a swallowable probe making it easier to screen for gut disease; personalised cancer vaccines which can reprogram the body to attack cancerous cells; EKG-enabled smartwatches; and voice assistants in clinics.

“A future where data is secure, aggregated and easily analysed will be a crucial enabler for the digital transformation of healthcare and the health and well-being of people on an individual, national, and global scale,” added Williams.

Organised by Informa Markets, an anticipated 4,250+ exhibitors from more than 64 countries and 55,000 visitors are expected to attend the 2020 edition of Arab Health.

Ends

About Arab Health

Arab Health is the largest healthcare event in the Middle East and is organised by Informa Markets. Established 45 years ago, Arab Health provides a platform for the world’s leading manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors to meet the medical and scientific community in the Middle East and subcontinent. The 2020 edition of the event is expected to welcome more than 4,250 exhibiting companies and 55,000 attendees from 160+ countries.

Arab Health Congress is reputed for delivering the highest quality Continuing Medical Education (CME) Conferences to medical professionals in the region. Attended by more than 5,000 delegates from around the globe, 14 conferences and one educational forum will bring a global appeal with international speakers covering a broad spectrum of medical specialities and disciplines.

Arab Health 2020 will take place from 27-30 January 2020, at the Dubai World Trade Centre and Conrad Dubai Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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