Security hardware includes all types of hardware that are deployed for enhancing the security of IT assets. The various types of security hardware are secure content management hardware, intrusion prevention & detection systems, authentication devices, firewall equipment, VPN appliances, and unified threat management devices.
As the patient load at various healthcare service providers in increasing, the need to store and securely manage the entire patient related information in also increasing. This is leading to an increased demand for security hardware in the healthcare industry.
The healthcare industry comprises healthcare service providers, medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and health insurance firms. Increasing healthcare cost, expanding market demand, and increasing awareness among consumers is expected to characterize the healthcare industry in the near future. The demand of healthcare facilities is increasing owing to an increased growth of aging population, increasing number of chronic patients, rising healthcare consumerism, increasing awareness and rise in income level of users. However, the supply is constrained with limited financial resources, shortage skilled manpower, and outdated facilities.
The new and the advanced medical technologies have the potential to transform the way health services are provided. They can improve the quality of healthcare by providing efficient and effective treatments. Application of emerging technologies such as smart card micro-technology, biotechnology and nanotechnology in the field of medical devices and services have resulted in a better treatment of chronic and acute diseases, with least side effects.
Advancement in healthcare technologies will result in more personalized services, lesser number of patients being admitted to hospitals, remote diagnosis, and faster medication.
The report by TechNavio Insights forecasts the size of the global security hardware market in healthcare industry over the period 2008-2012. It segments the security hardware market into various geographic regions (representing the market size for each of these regions). Further, it discusses the key market trends, drivers and challenges of the security hardware market in the healthcare industry, and profiles some of the key vendors of this industry.