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Emerging Technology Analysis: Obamacare Drives Growth of Biomedical Semiconductor Industry

Published: 14 November 2014

ID: G00259745

Analyst(s): Dean Freeman, Jim Walker, Bob Johnson


The Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") will promote growth of the wearable electronics and Internet of Things markets. The use of personal medical devices will enable more rapid diagnoses and lower medical costs because of earlier access to patient information at the initial point of contact.

Table Of Contents


  • Drug Evaluation and Effectiveness
  • Health Monitoring
  • Technology Description
  • Technology Adoption
    • Factors That Will Drive Adoption
    • Factors That Will Inhibit Adoption
  • Technology Impact
    • For Medical Device and Drug Companies
    • For Medical Insurance Companies
    • For Semiconductor Manufacturers
    • What Actions to Take Now
    • What Actions to Take in the Next 6 to 18 Months
  • References

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