Digital Health in Immunology – Thematic Research

Powered by

All the vital news, analysis, and commentary curated by our industry experts.

Digital technologies are constantly evolving and finding new applications in healthcare. These tools can be used to track health, deliver therapeutic interventions, and contribute to research. They include digital therapeutics (DTx), mobile health, (mHealth), wearable technology, digital biomarkers, telemedicine, virtual reality (VR), and augmented reality (AR). Using search terms relevant to rheumatology, dermatology, and gastroenterology, approximately 2,000 mobile apps were identified from third-party data provider Airnow Data. More than 300 of the apps are for dermatology, followed by gastroenterology and rheumatology.

In terms of functionality, the vast majority of patient apps support disease management such as symptom tracking, medication and appointment reminders, and lifestyle tips. Several apps have the ability to connect to wearable devices such as Fitbits, including Self Care Catalysts’ Psoriasis Health Storylines and Rheumatoid Arthritis Storylines apps. There are also many apps that support patients with CD, UC, and other gastroenterological conditions to locate public toilet facilities. There is also a high number of apps that facilitate telemedicine appointments with HCPs.

What are the main trends shaping the immunology digital health space?

The main trends shaping the immunology digital health space over the next 12 to 24 months are shown below.

Healthcare Trends: COVID-19 has led to an acceleration of digital health innovation. HCPs have been quick to implement alternative solutions to in-person care to ensure patients can access diagnostic and therapeutic services. This has led to significant increases in the use of remote patient monitoring (RPM), telemedicine platforms, and virtual clinical trials. Trends in digital health adoption are likely to continue after the pandemic has abated. Remote delivery of care and virtual platforms are expected to alleviate pressures on health systems and provide novel and convenient avenues of care delivery, particularly for those living in rural areas.

Technology Trends: Wearable technology is a blanket term for electronic devices that can be worn on the body, either as an accessory (like a watch or a pair of glasses) or as part of the material used in clothing (such as sportswear that measures biometrics). Wearable tech in healthcare gives patients the power to track their health at home through things like smartwatches, biometric clothing, e-skin, and biosensors. Currently, the largest market in this space is activity monitors, which is being driven by the sports and fitness segment. However, these devices have expanded significantly within the healthcare market, gaining regulatory approval as medical-grade devices. The first market for many wearable manufacturers was to target cardiovascular disease (CVD) with the in-built heart rate monitoring functions in many fitness watches.

Macroeconomic Trends: Attracting skilled workers in digital technology to deploy IoT solutions in healthcare is a major issue for the health ecosystem and is expected to constrain market growth. The industry requires skills in digital, advanced data analytics, and ML, as well as a flexible and educated workforce. This issue is being felt across all data analytic fields as data becomes a unanimous driver across all industries. Regulatory changes across the IoT ecosystem have created a growing demand, especially within R&D and pharma, to ensure new medical devices gain commercial market access. At present, many healthcare providers and clinicians are not fully ready to utilize the data generated by connected medical devices. Moving forward, recruiting top digital talent is a priority across IoT and connected devices, and will be an essential tool in the validation and utilization of digital health technologies in the neurology space.

Regulatory Trends: The establishment of robust governance frameworks to support digital transformation and compliance with regulations are key for digital health technology companies and healthcare organizations. As Big Data grows, data security and privacy cannot be overlooked, and compliance with national regulations is imperative. Additionally, internal organization governance frameworks are required to ensure that data-driven technologies are safe, ethical, and effective, as well as ensuring that consent, education, and data ownership are considered.

What are the companies mentioned in the report?

The key companies mentioned in this report are Ampersand Health, Midaia, Elsa Science, Mymee, Bold Health, metaMe Health, Abaton, HiDoc Technologies, SkyGazer Labs, and HiDoc Technologies.

Market report scope

Companies mentioned Ampersand Health, Midaia, Elsa Science, Mymee, Bold Health, metaMe Health, Abaton, HiDoc Technologies, SkyGazer Labs, and HiDoc Technologies.

The report includes:

  • A review of different trends impacting the digital health landscape in immunology, including healthcare, technology, regulatory, and macroeconomic.
  • A value chain looking at each technology with examples of leading players and challengers.
  • Industry analysis with an in-depth mobile app evaluation for non-pharma and pharma companies, deals analysis, and social media influencers.
  • Case studies looking across different technologies, such as Ampersand Health’s digital therapeutics in IBD and rheumatology, Progentec’s care management platform for lupus patients and clinicians, Takeda’s unbranded mobile apps in IBD, and Nesos’ wearable earbud for rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Physician survey data on remote monitoring technologies, including rheumatologists and dermatologists.

Reasons to Buy

  • Get an overview of what digital technologies are being used to treat and monitor patients and drive research in the immunology space.
  • See which technologies are most suitable to different immunological conditions.
  • Understand which healthtech companies are active in the space, with examples of leaders and challengers by technology, and what opportunities exist for partnerships to drive innovation and provide additional value to patient offerings.
  • Understand the competitive landscape with a review of pharma activity, including strategic partnerships and funding deals.
  • Understand industry perspectives on the value of digital health tools in immunology.

Ampersand Health
Elsa Science
Bold Health
metaMe Health
HiDoc Technologies
SkyGazer Labs
HiDoc Technologies
Point of Care
RPM Healthcare
Progentec Diagnostics
Gastro Girl
Omhu Care
GI Logic
Epicore Biosystems
Vivante Health
Nori Health
Progentec Diagnostics
Johnson & Johnson

Table of Contents

Executive Summary


Technology Briefing


• Healthcare trends

• Technology trends

• Macroeconomic trends

• Regulatory trends

Value Chain

• mHealth apps

• Digital Therapeutics

• On-Demand Telemedicine

• Wearables

• Digital Biomarkers


Industry Analysis

• Analysis of Immunology Mobile Apps

• Pharma Companies: Assessment of Immunology Mobile Apps

• Deals

• Social Media Influencers

• Case Studies



• Abbreviations

• Further Reading

• About the Authors

• Our Thematic Research Methodology

• About GlobalData

• Contact Us

Frequently asked questions

Digital Health in Immunology – Thematic Research thematic reports
Currency USD

Can be used by individual purchaser only


Can be shared globally by unlimited users within the purchasing corporation e.g. all employees of a single company

Undecided about purchasing this report?

Enquire Before Buying Request a Free Sample

Get in touch to find out about multi-purchase discounts
Tel +44 20 7947 2745

Every customer’s requirement is unique. With over 220,000 construction projects tracked, we can create a tailored dataset for you based on the types of projects you are looking for. Please get in touch with your specific requirements and we can send you a quote.

Sample Report

Digital Health in Immunology – Thematic Research was curated by the best experts in the industry and we are confident about its unique quality. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer free sample pages to help you:

  • Assess the relevance of the report
  • Evaluate the quality of the report
  • Justify the cost

Download your copy of the sample report and make an informed decision about whether the full report will provide you with the insights and information you need.

Below is a sample report to understand what you are buying

See what our customers are saying

“The GlobalData platform is our go-to tool for intelligence services. GlobalData provides an easy way to access comprehensive intelligence data around multiple sectors, which essentially makes it a one-for-all intelligence platform, for tendering and approaching customers.

GlobalData is very customer orientated, with a high degree of personalised services, which benefits everyday use. The highly detailed project intelligence and forecast reports can be utilised across multiple departments and workflow scopes, from operational to strategic level, and often support strategic decisions. GlobalData Analytics and visualisation solutions has contributed positively when preparing management presentations and strategic papers.”

Business Intelligence & Marketing Manager, SAL Heavy Lift

“COVID-19 has caused significant interference to our business and the COVID-19 intelligence from GlobalData has helped us reach better decisions around strategy. These two highlights have helped enormously to understand the projections into the future concerning our business units, we also utilise the project database to source new projects for Liebherr-Werk to use as an additional source to pitch for new business.”

Market Analyst & Management, Liebherr-Werk

Your daily news has saved me a lot of time and keeps me up-to-date with what is happening in the market, I like that you almost always have a link to the source origin. We also use your market data in our Strategic Business Process to support our business decisions. By having everything in one place on the Intelligence Center it has saved me a lot of time versus looking on different sources, the alert function also helps with this.

Head of Key Accounts, Saab AB

Having used several other market research companies, I find that GlobalData manages to provide that ‘difficult-to-get’ market data that others can’t, as well as very diverse and complete consumer surveys.

Marketing Intelligence Manager, Portugal Foods

Our experience with GlobalData has been very good, from the platform itself to the people. I find that the analysts and the account team have a high level of customer focus and responsiveness and therefore I can always rely on. The platform is more holistic than other providers. It is convenient and almost like a one stop shop. The pricing suite is highly competitive and value for our organisation.

I like reports that inform new segments such as the analysis on generation Z, millennials, the impact of COVID 19 to our banking customers and their new channel habits. Secondly the specialist insight on affluent sector significantly increases our understanding about this group of customers. The combination of those give us depth and breadth of the evolving market.

I’m in the business of answering and helping people make decisions so with the intelligence center I can do that, effectively and efficiently. I can share quickly key insights that answer and satisfy our country stakeholders by giving them many quality studies and primary research about competitive landscape beyond the outlook of our bank. It helps me be seen as an advisory partner and that makes a big difference. A big benefit of our subscription is that no one holds the whole data and because it allows so many people, so many different parts of our organisation have access, it enables all teams to have the same level of knowledge and decision support.

Head of Customer Insight and Research, Standard Chartered

“I know that I can always rely on Globaldata’s work when I’m searching for the right consumer and market insights. I use Globaldata insights to understand the changing market & consumer landscape and help create better taste & wellbeing solutions for our customers in food, beverage and healthcare industries.

Globaldata has the right data and the reports are of very high quality compared to your competitors. Globaldata not only has overall market sizes & consumer insights on food & beverages but also provides insights at the ingredient & flavour level. That is key for B2B companies like Givaudan. This way we understand our customers’ business and also gain insight to our unique industry”

Head of Consumer Sensory Insights, Givaudan

GlobalData provides a great range of information and reports on various sectors that is highly relevant, timely, easy to access and utilise.  The reports and data dashboards help engagement with clients; they provide valuable industry and market insights that can enrich client conversations and can help in the shaping of value propositions. Moreover, using GlobalData products has helped increase my knowledge of the finance sector, the players within it, and the general threats and opportunities.

I find the consumer surveys that are carried out to be extremely beneficial and not something I have seen anywhere else. They provided an insightful view of why and which consumers take (or don’t) particular financial products. This can help shape conversations with clients to ensure they make the right strategic decisions for their business.

One of the challenges I have found is that data in the payments space is often piecemeal. With GD all of the data I need is in one place, but it also comes with additional market reports that provide useful extra context and information. Having the ability to set-up alerts on relevant movements in the industry, be it competitors or customers, and have them emailed directly to me, ensures I get early sight of industry activity and don’t have to search for news.

Senior Account Manager, TSYS
Go even deeper with GlobalData Intelligence Center

Every Company Report we produce is powered by the GlobalData Intelligence Center.

Subscribing to our intelligence platform means you can monitor developments at Digital Health in Immunology – Thematic Research in real time.

  • Access a live Digital Health in Immunology – Thematic Research dashboard for 12 months, with up-to-the-minute insights.
  • Fuel your decision making with real-time deal coverage and media activity.
  • Turn insights on financials, deals, products and pipelines into powerful agents of commercial advantage.