|Fastest Growing Market:||Asia-Pacific|
|Largest Market:||North America|
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The hospital asset tracking and inventory management market is expected to register a CAGR of 9.5% over the forecast period, 2022-2027.
Globally, the hospital sector witnessed an adverse impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in its initial stage due to a lack of better tracking systems, improper management of medical devices, and poor staff management. Therefore, this highlighted the need for technological solutions for better asset tracking and inventory management in hospitals. For instance, the United States Department of Health and Human Services results of a national survey in 2020 stated that hospitals reported that they were not able to maintain adequate staffing levels or offer staff adequate support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, hospitals noted a lack of essential resources, logistical support, and supplies that came with extra beds, ultimately impacting inventory control. Several countries reported that there was a shortage of crucial medical devices in hospitals during the COVID-19 outbreak. The US FDA published a device shortage list in 2020 to provide transparency to Americans, particularly those who use or purchase medical devices. Thus, such instances provided lucrative opportunities for key players within the hospital asset tracking and inventory management industry, thereby driving the market's growth over the pandemic phase.
Moreover, the upsurge in the use of RTLS and RFID in healthcare settings, growth in the demand for asset management, and increase in hospital spending, along with strategic developments such as product launches and approvals within the market are anticipated to drive the market's growth over the analysis period. For instance, in June 2022, Silicon Labs introduced its new Bluetooth location services solution using precise, low-power Bluetooth devices, which offers software that can track assets, improve indoor navigation, and more accurately find tags with sub-meter accuracy. In the same year, the platform was adopted by Borda Technology, which offers IoT for Healthcare for asset management and asset utilization. The company further stated that it will provide hospital tracking products and services using Silicon Labs' innovative approach.
In addition, the increasing awareness and need for better asset tracking solutions, innovation, product launches, partnerships, and acquisitions are boosting the market growth. For instance, in May 2020, Stanley Healthcare joined Cisco DNA Spaces as the first healthcare-specific certified partner to allow hospitals a quick and economical range of real-time location systems for efficient hospital asset tracking. Additionally, in November 2021, Philips N.V. designed the Performance Flow product, which offers real-time operational decision support. Performance Flow maximizes productivity between employees, machinery, and facilities and offers a fully integrated solution made up of hardware, software, data analytics, workflow analysis, and inventory management, as well as independent consultancy to help hospitals choose the best technology and lower the risk of regulatory burden.
Therefore, owing to the aforementioned factors, the studied market is anticipated to witness growth over the analysis period. However, the high cost of installation and maintenance is likely to impede the market's growth.
Scope of the Report
As per the scope of the report, asset tracking and inventory management systems improve resource utilization and reduce healthcare costs and enhance asset utilization across hospital settings. The Hospital Asset Tracking and Inventory Management Systems Market is segmented by Technology (Radio-frequency identification (RFID), Real-time locating systems (RTLS), Barcode Scanners, Software Analytics and Others), Product Type (Mobile Equipment, Fixed Equipment and Other Inventories), Application (Device & Instrument Tracking and Staff & Supplies Tracking), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Africa, and South America). The market report also covers the estimated market sizes and trends for 17 different countries across major regions, globally. The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.
|Radio-frequency identification (RFID)|
|Real-time locating systems (RTLS)|
|By Product Type|
|Device & Instruments Tracking|
|Staff & Supplies Tracking|
Key Market Trends
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) segment is expected to witness growth over the forecast period
The radio-frequency identification (RFID) segment is expected to witness substantial growth over the forecast period. RFID stands for radio frequency identification, wherein digital data is encoded in RFID tags and read by a user utilizing radio waves. Like barcode technology, RFID reads data from tags using radio waves rather than optically scanning the barcodes on labels. RFID's ability to read stored data without having to see the tag or label is one of its primary advantages, which is anticipated to drive the segment’s growth.
RFID enables efficient monetary loss prevention, inventory control, patient file tracking, and supply management within the healthcare settings. In recent times, the use of passive ultra-high frequency radio frequency identification (UHF RFID) wireless technology in healthcare is on the rise. In the UHF band, RFID systems operate in the 860-930 MHz range. Owing to this, RFID is the leading wireless technology providing input data to the Internet of Things used across hospitals. Moreover, the innovations by different companies in RFID tags, making them cost-effective and growing necessity for hospital asset tracking and inventory management, are driving the segment’s growth. For instance, in April 2022, TrackCore Inc. partnered with Terso Solutions to encounter pain points experienced by hospitals with manual tracking processes. These facilities may maintain a completely compliant workflow through automation by utilizing Terso's RFID in conjunction with TrackCore's electronic health record (EHR) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) connections. Over 900 hospitals in the United States are currently served by TrackCore, Inc.
Thus, due to the aforementioned factors, the RFID segment is expected to garner a significant share of the market throughout the analysis period.
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North America is Expected to Dominate the Hospital Asset Tracking and Inventory Management Systems Market
North America is expected to dominate the market owing to factors such as the growing number of hospitals, better healthcare infrastructure, awareness among people and healthcare industry stakeholders about available technologies, and the high concentration of market players in the United States. For instance, according to the American Hospital Association data for 2022, there are a total of 6,093 hospitals in the United States which is among the highest number of hospitals available worldwide. Thus, the presence of these hospitals necessitates the adoption of asset tracking and inventory management solutions across the region, in turn, driving the market growth.
Moreover, the increasing number of product launches, partnerships, and acquisitions, particularly in the United States, is bolstering the market's growth. For instance, in February 2020, Qorvo, which is a provider of innovative radio frequency solutions, completed its acquisition of Decawave, a pioneer in ultra-wideband (UWB) technology and a provider of UWB solutions for mobile, automotive, and internet of things applications. Within Qorvo mobile products, the Decawave team has evolved into the Ultra-Wideband business unit. Qorvo, Inc. has a registered trademark in the United States, and it also provides asset tracking facilities to hospitals through its variety of products.
Additionally, in June 2022, Fresenius Kabi partnered with AmerisourceBergen to expand its RFID portfolio to improve hospital inventory management. Fresenius Kabi +RFID portfolio of radio frequency tagged medications will now be compatible with AmerisourceBergen’s medication tray solution. AmerisourceBergen, one of the pharmaceutical distributors in the United States, offers a medication tray solution that uses cutting-edge Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to assist hospitals in better managing their medication inventory visibility and tracking. A high-performance RAIN RFID tag implanted on the label of Fresenius Kabi +RFID pharmaceuticals contains the vital information hospitals need to instantly identify, locate, and manage their inventory.
Therefore, owing to the above-mentioned factors, the growth of the studied market is anticipated in the North American region.
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The hospital asset tracking and inventory management systems market is fragmented in nature due to the presence of several companies operating globally as well as regionally. The competitive landscape includes an analysis of a few international as well as local companies that hold the market share and are well known. Some of the key players within the market include GE Healthcare, Cybra Corporation, Stanley Healthcare, CenTrak Inc, Qorvo Inc, AiRISTA Flow Inc, Honeywell International Inc, Sonitor Technologies, Jadak- A Novanta Company, Midmark Corporation, and Elpas Solutions among others.
In August 2021, CenTrak, a company engaged in healthcare-specific locating and sensing solutions, partnered with Cisco DNA Spaces, a cutting-edge indoor location and IoT Services platform that uses Wi-Fi connectivity for data collection and analytics. This integration of CenTrak and Cisco DNA Spaces will allow existing CenTrak users to migrate to Cisco's cloud format to take full advantage of RTLS using a system in the healthcare industry for hospital asset tracking.
In May 2021, GE Healthcare India teamed up with NextGen for the marketing and distribution of hospilogix. Hospilogix is a hospital inventory management software developed by NextGen eSolutions. Currently, it is implemented at more than 100 public and government hospitals across India.
Table of Contents
1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
4. MARKET DYNAMICS
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Increasing demand of RFID and RTLS Technology Across Hospital Settings
4.2.2 Growing Demand for Better Asset Management in Hospitals
4.2.3 Surge in Hospital Spending for Improved Healthcare Facilities
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 High Cost of Installation and Maintenance
4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD million)
5.1 By Technology
5.1.1 Radio-frequency identification (RFID)
5.1.2 Real-time locating systems (RTLS)
5.1.3 Barcode Scanners
5.1.4 Software Analytics
5.2 By Product Type
5.2.1 Mobile Equipment
5.2.2 Fixed Equipment
5.2.3 Other Inventories
5.3 By Application
5.3.1 Device & Instruments Tracking
5.3.2 Staff & Supplies Tracking
5.4.1 North America
18.104.22.168 United States
22.214.171.124 United Kingdom
126.96.36.199 Rest of Europe
188.8.131.52 South Korea
184.108.40.206 Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4.4 Middle East and Africa
220.127.116.11 South Africa
18.104.22.168 Rest of Middle East and Africa
5.4.5 South America
22.214.171.124 Rest of South America
6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
*List Not Exhaustive
6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 GE Healthcare
6.1.2 Honeywell International Inc.
6.1.3 Stanley Healthcare
6.1.4 Zebra Technologies Corp.
6.1.5 CenTrak Inc.
6.1.6 Qorvo Inc.
6.1.7 AiRISTA Flow Inc.
6.1.8 Cybra Corporation
6.1.9 Sonitor Technologies
6.1.10 Jadak- A Novanta Company (Thinkmagic)
6.1.11 Midmark Corporation
6.1.12 Elpas Solutions
7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the study period of this market?
The Global Hospital Asset Tracking and Inventory Management Systems Market market is studied from 2019 - 2027.
What is the growth rate of Global Hospital Asset Tracking and Inventory Management Systems Market?
The Global Hospital Asset Tracking and Inventory Management Systems Market is growing at a CAGR of 9.5% over the next 5 years.
Which region has highest growth rate in Global Hospital Asset Tracking and Inventory Management Systems Market?
Asia-Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.
Which region has largest share in Global Hospital Asset Tracking and Inventory Management Systems Market?
North America holds highest share in 2021.
Who are the key players in Global Hospital Asset Tracking and Inventory Management Systems Market?
General Electric Company, Stanley Healthcare , Zebra Technologies Corp , CenTrak Inc , Honeywell International Inc are the major companies operating in Global Hospital Asset Tracking and Inventory Management Systems Market.