Digital Health Industry in 2022: Top Funded Categories, Market Size, Statistics
July 21, 2022
Vlad Teodorescu Birla

The digital health industry is one of the most rapidly expanding sectors in the world today, and it is also one of the most innovative domains of the moment.  

The number of digital health tools being developed has increased exponentially over the last 10-15 years, and this is largely due to investor funding.  

In 2020, more than 21 billion USD were invested in digital health, as opposed to almost 1 billion USD just 10 years earlier.  

One of the factors that drove digital health into the booming sector it is today was the COVID-19 pandemic, which reshaped the entire industry, and the way patients and medical experts interacted with one another.

Top funded digital health categories worldwide in 2020 (in million U.S. dollars)

Source: Statista 2022

Projected global digital health market size from 2019 to 2025* (in billion U.S. dollars)

Source: Statista 2022’s digital health expertise – Medical Connector by Swisscom has vast experience and expertise in developing custom software solutions for the digital health sector.

Our dedicated development teams helped Swisscom Health give Medical Connector a new look and feel while adjusting it to modern needs and use cases.  

Medical Connector was a solution first implemented 20 years ago, as a tool to help medical experts better communicate DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) data amongst peers, in order to get second opinions and to take the best possible actions for each specific situation.  

The Medical Connector Suite is a DICOM-standard data communication solution with no file-size restrictions for service providers and institutions in the healthcare sector.  

Medical Connector grants its users access to a network of specialists for sharing patient files considering security regulations. DICOM data and other attachments are transferred and saved consistently. Today, for both medical specialists and patients alike, having an innovative product like Medical Connector is not just ‘nice-to-have’, it’s essential. started the project by mapping the entire Medical Connector process to understand the needs and to identify the best-fitted solutions for the end users.  

The main benefit the user gets is a seamless communication flow and automatic, cross-organizational accessibility.

If you’re interested in reading more about Swisscom’s Medical Connector and’s approach, the features and functionalities we’ve implemented, the benefits for the end user, the technologies we used, and the results and impact of the project, you can go over the full CASE STUDY, right here.

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