Study finds hand hygiene market will grow to $1.98 billion in the US and EU5

Jan. 24, 2020

Frost & Sullivan’s recent study, “US and EU5 Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring Solution Market, Forecast to 2023,” discusses the artificial intelligence (AI) and digital trends driving the adoption of hospital hand hygiene and compliance monitoring solutions. Analysis included hand hygiene solutions (hand wash, hand disinfectant and surgical hand antisepsis) and hand hygiene devices (dispensers and compliance monitoring solutions) in the U.S. and EU5 (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the U.K.). The hand hygiene solution market is expected to grow from $1.47 billion in 2018 to $1.98 billion in 2023 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2%, while the hand hygiene device market is likely to grow from $66.8 million to $90.5 million at a CAGR of 6.4%.

Due to the high cost of hospital stays, caregivers are increasingly shifting from hand wash and infection control to multi-institution research collaboration to combat hospital-acquired infection (HAI). The market is likely to be dominated by technologies and devices that induce behavioral changes through efficient, accurate and repetitive hand hygiene training.

“By 2023, more than 40% of participants and healthcare providers in the hand hygiene space would have enhanced their capabilities with machine learning and AI algorithms to deliver coaching and training capabilities,” noted Bejoy Daniel, Senior Industry Analyst, Transformational Health. “Besides, the adoption of automated compliance monitoring solutions will help hospitals across the globe ensure a 50% prevention rate for HAIs by 2023, enabling cost savings of approximately $15 billion to $18 billion per year.”

In addition to developing multifunctional healthcare networks, hand hygiene companies can boost their market share by seizing the growth opportunities presented by:

·        Creating software or camera technology that analyzes hand movements, hand-washing techniques, and metrics to evaluate how the process fared.

·         Forming partnerships with medical device and technology companies to help synergize comprehensive products and services across a larger customer base.

·         Offering device-agnostic integration, which will facilitate seamless capturing of data. IT vendors may leverage this data to design and develop monitoring solutions that bring down the high rates of HAI.

·         Building new, scalable business models that incorporate both virtual health and telehealth.

·         Embracing technologies that help improve patient engagement and drive collaboration between providers, payers, and patients.

·         Providing predictive analytics to help doctors make data-driven decisions.

Frost & Sullivan has the release.