Smart Card in Healthcare Market

Global Smart Card in Healthcare Market By Product (Contactless Smart Cards, Contact-based Smart Cards, Hybrid Smart Cards and Dual-interface Smart Cards), By Component (Microcontroller Based Smart Cards and Memory-card Based Smart Cards), By Regional Outlook, COVID-19 Impact Analysis Report and Forecast, 2021 - 2027

Report Id: KBV-6517 Publication Date: September-2021 Number of Pages: 181
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Market Report Description

The Global Smart Card in Healthcare Market size is expected to reach $2.3 billion by 2027, rising at a market growth of 13% CAGR during the forecast period. Smart cards in healthcare offer more privacy and security for managing personal data like personal health data and identity. In addition, this smart card validates a patient’s identity at the time of medical care and helps in health system management.

The increasing adoption of smart cards in managing patient data with patient management would boost the growth of smart cards in healthcare market. In addition, the surging usage of these smart cards decrease the chances of medical errors and reduce healthcare costs, which are estimated to surge the adoption of smart cards in the healthcare sector. Along with that, these smart cards have an embedded electronic chip with an integrated circuit, which decreases incidence regarding medical identities like fraud and theft. Due to these aspects, the smart card in healthcare market will witness a surge in demand. Growing demand for improved patient care with a low risk of fraud would further augment the growth of the market.

The increasing cases of misuse of medical benefits and other frauds in the healthcare sector have significantly augmented in the past few years. Several national governments are inclining towards smart cards for obtaining medical records of people in the country. In addition, smart health cards are generally issued by healthcare insurance organizations for improved regulation of claims & other medical practices.

Smart Card in Healthcare Market Size - Global Opportunities and Trends Analysis Report 2021-2027

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The outbreak of the global COVID-19 pandemic has impacted various segments of the business domain. The imposition of various restrictions across various nations like the travel ban, lockdowns, temporary ban on manufacturing units has negatively impacted many industrial verticals. In addition, the supply chain disruption and low demand for a wide range of products and services are among the key impacts of the pandemic. Smart health card companies have also faced a decline in sales due to the pandemic.

The adoption of smart health cards has witnessed a decline due to the frequent lockdowns and supply chain disruptions. In addition, the instability caused by the pandemic in the insurance and healthcare sector is negatively impacting the smart card in healthcare market. The less demand for these smart cards during the pandemic would result in a slowdown of the overall market growth during the forecast period.

Market Growth Factors:

Increasing government initiatives

There are increasing government initiatives across various regions to push the implementation of smart cards in the healthcare sector to improve the functioning of the healthcare system. There are many organizations, which are also taking initiatives to promote the adoption of smart health cards among people. This would augment the demand for smart cards in healthcare sector.

Growing digitalization in the healthcare industry

As everything is getting online and digitalization is at its high pace, healthcare companies are also getting updated with the trend and are introducing numerous products like smart health cards. In addition, the adoption of smart cards is increasing in order to manage patient data with patient management tools, which is anticipated to surge the demand for smart cards in healthcare market.

Market Restraining Factor:

Fair chances of data breaches

There are more chances of security and data breaches of these smart health cards. Though, several key players are highly investing in making these cards smarter and safer than before to provide assurance to the customers about the safety of their data. But, until the security system of smart health cards gets more advanced, people may restrict themselves from getting the smart health card to avoid any security and data breaches.

Smart Card in Healthcare Market Share and Industry Analysis Report 2021-2027

Product Outlook

Based on Product, the market is segmented into Contactless Smart Cards, Contact-based Smart Cards, Hybrid Smart Cards and Dual-interface Smart Cards. The hybrid smart cards segment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth rate over the forecast period. It is because these cards include more than one card technology. For example, these cards may consist of an embedded microprocessor smart card together with a contactless RFID proximity chip. In addition, dual interface smart cards utilize a single chip technology to connect through contact-based & contactless interfaces.

Component Outlook

Based on Component, the market is segmented into Microcontroller Based Smart Cards and Memory-card Based Smart Cards. The microcontroller-based smart cards segment acquired the highest share in the market in 2020. These cards are compact and have massive memory, which would augment the growth of the segment over the forecast period. This segment is also projected to garner the fastest growth rate over the forecast period owing to the growing adoption in the healthcare sector.

Smart Card in Healthcare Market Report Coverage
Report Attribute Details
Market size value in 2020 USD 984.2 Million
Market size forecast in 2027 USD 2.3 Billion
Base Year 2020
Historical Period 2017 to 2019
Forecast Period 2021 to 2027
Revenue Growth Rate CAGR of 13% from 2021 to 2027
Number of Pages 181
Number of Tables 263
Report coverage Market Trends, Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Segmentation Analysis, Regional and Country Breakdown, Competition Landscape, Companies Strategic Developments, Company Profiling
Segments covered Product, Component, Region
Country scope US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Russia, Spain, Italy, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Brazil, Argentina, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Nigeria
Growth Drivers
  • Increasing government initiatives
  • Growing digitalization in the healthcare industry
  • Fair chances of data breaches

Regional Outlook

Based on Regions, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific region is estimated to procure the highest CAGR during the forecast period. It is due to aspects like the technologically improved healthcare system and supportive government initiatives, which are anticipated to surge the regional growth of the market during the forecast period.

KBV Cardinal Matrix - Smart Card in Healthcare Market Competition Analysis

Smart Card in Healthcare Market - Competitive Landscape and Trends by Forecast 2027

Free Valuable Insights: Global Smart Card in Healthcare Market size to reach USD 2.3 Billion by 2027

The major strategies followed by the market participants are Partnerships. Based on the Analysis presented in the Cardinal matrix; American Express Company and Texas Instruments, Inc. are the forerunners in the Smart Card in Healthcare Market. Companies such as IDEMIA SAS, Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Infineon Technologies AG are some of the key innovators in the market.

The market research report covers the analysis of key stake holders of the market. Key companies profiled in the report include Infineon Technologies AG, Texas Instruments, Inc., NXP Semiconductors N.V., Thales Group S.A., Atos Group, Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, American Express Company, VeriFone Holdings, Inc. (Francisco Partners), IDEMIA SAS (Advent International, Inc.) and CardLogix Corporation.

Recent Strategies Deployed in Smart Card in Healthcare Market

» Partnerships, Collaborations, and Agreements:

  • Aug-2021: IDEMIA collaborated with Handelsbanken, a Swedish bank. Under this collaboration, Handelsbanken selected IDEMIA as an outsourcing partner for Handelsbanken’s card personalization.
  • Jun-2021: Giesecke & Devrient (G+D) teamed up with BBVA, a Spanish multinational financial services company. Under this collaboration, BBVA selected Giesecke & Devrient to produce the bank's latest sustainable cards to fight against climate change.
  • Jun-2021: American Express entered into a partnership with Electronic Pay plus, Nigeria’s smart card manufacturer and payment Solution Company. This partnership aimed to produce a range of smart cards.
  • Mar-2021: Thales teamed up with Veolia, a French transnational company. This collaboration aimed to make the first eco-designed SIM card manufactured from recycled plastic, which is a part of Thales strategy to decrease the carbon footprint of all its products & services.
  • Dec-2020: IDEMIA came into a partnership and distribution agreement with ZWIPE, a Norwegian biometric technology company. This partnership aimed to promote biometric cards as the reference for the upcoming contactless payments.
  • Dec-2020: IDEMIA teamed up with Rocker, a Swedish challenger bank. Together, the companies would bring their F.CODE biometric payment cards to Sweden. These F.CODE cards would enable cardholders to carry out contactless payments safely through fingerprint authentication.
  • Nov-2020: American Express formed a partnership with MobiKwik, a leading fintech platform. This partnership aimed to introduce MobiKwik Blue American Express Card, a digital prepaid Card.
  • Oct-2020: IDEMIA collaborated with MasterCard and MatchMove. This collaboration aimed to introduce a biometric card, which utilizes a fingerprint to allow transactions at in-store payment terminals. The card named F.CODE Easy takes the effortless and instinctive experience of biometric authentication from a smartphone to a smart card. This card makes transactions simpler, safe and secure by eradicating the requirement for a cardholder to give a PIN number or signature, and thus, decreasing touch points in public places.
  • Sep-2020: American Express came into a partnership with SBI Card. This partnership aimed to provide a powerful mix of global advantages and exclusive privileges for discerning users in India. Through this partnership, SBI Card`s top-end premium products like SBI Card ELITE and SBI Card PRIME would be accessible on American Express’ global merchant network.
  • Aug-2020: Infineon Technologies collaborated with Fingerprint Cards, a Swedish biometrics company. In this collaboration, Fingerprints’ biometric technology would integrate with Infineon's expertise in energy efficiency, chip security, and contactless performance, to develop a system solution, which would be simple to combine and provide their users a head starts in an emerging growth market.

» Product Launches and Product Expansions:

  • Apr-2021: IDEMIA launched a new biometric payment card. This card enables customers to authorize payments with fingerprint recognition and features the latest TrustedBio sensor from IDEX Biometrics. As per IDEX, the IDEMIA offering is the most efficient card integration and would provide a high level of biometric performance.
  • Mar-2021: Giesecke & Devrient (G+D) along with IDEMIA and NXP Semiconductors unveiled the White Label Alliance (WLA). WLA establishes and updates an open and complete payment standard, which allows ready-to-deploy dual interface payment solutions including mobile devices, contact & contactless payment cards, and payment terminal acceptance.
  • Jun-2020: NXP Semiconductors launched its latest MIFARE DESFire EV3 IC. This new IC is backward compatible and provides improved performance with a more operating distance and enhanced transaction speed. In addition, the latest IC has advanced features to provide faster, safer transactions, which are actually contactless like paying for parking, accessing offices or campuses, and utilizing other important city services, all touch-free.

Scope of the Study

Market Segments Covered in the Report:

By Product

  • Contactless Smart Cards
  • Contact-based Smart Cards
  • Hybrid Smart Cards
  • Dual-interface Smart Cards

By Component

  • Microcontroller Based Smart Cards
  • Memory-card Based Smart Cards

By Geography

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Russia
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Singapore
    • Malaysia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Nigeria
    • Rest of LAMEA

Key Market Players

List of Companies Profiled in the Report:

  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • Texas Instruments, Inc.
  • NXP Semiconductors N.V.
  • Thales Group S.A.
  • Atos Group
  • Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
  • American Express Company
  • VeriFone Holdings, Inc. (Francisco Partners)
  • IDEMIA SAS (Advent International, Inc.)
  • CardLogix Corporation
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Frequently Asked Questions About This Report

The smart card in healthcare market size is projected to reach USD 2.3 billion by 2027.

Increasing government initiatives are driving the market in coming years, however, fair chances of data breaches limited the growth of the market.

Infineon Technologies AG, Texas Instruments, Inc., NXP Semiconductors N.V., Thales Group S.A., Atos Group, Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, American Express Company, VeriFone Holdings, Inc. (Francisco Partners), IDEMIA SAS (Advent International, Inc.) and CardLogix Corporation.

The expected CAGR of the smart card in healthcare market is 13% from 2021 to 2027.

Contactless smart cards dominated the market with the maximum share in 2020.



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