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The Hindu Business Line  Jul 31  Comment 
Global chipmaker Qualcomm on Thursday said it has made a strategic investment in home healthcare company, Portea Medical, to help the firm scale its network and service delivery. No finan...
SeekingAlpha  Jul 30  Comment 
ByHeather Ingrassia: As someone who has covered the home health care sector for just over a short while, I always find it necessary to determine what needs to occur in order for a company to meet and/or exceed analysts' expectations. With that...
Reuters  Jul 17  Comment 
Gentiva Health Services Inc rejected Kindred Healthcare Inc's offer to buy a stake in the home healthcare services provider in favor of a $634.2 million buyout offer from an unnamed party.
Forbes  Jul 1  Comment 
Back in February I wrote about a U.S. Supreme Court case -- Harris v. Quinn -- that I and others thought could have a major effect on public unionization practices in Missouri. Since 2008, Missouri has had a similar home health care union fee...
Reuters  Jun 30  Comment 
Home healthcare service provider Gentiva Health Services Inc said its board had rejected an unsolicited offer from Kindred Healthcare Inc , saying the offer significantly undervalued the...
Forbes  May 27  Comment 
The aging population is just one of the reasons home-healthcare franchises are on the rise. Here's why the number of brands in this niche is soaring.
Benzinga  May 16  Comment 
Below are the top home health care stocks on the NASDAQ in terms of gross margin. The trailing-twelve-month gross margin at Almost Family (NASDAQ: AFAM) is 46.50%. Almost Family's PEG ratio is 2.08. The trailing-twelve-month gross margin at...
Cloud Computing  Mar 24  Comment 
Axxess, an industry leader in home health management software across North America, announced the launch of its new mobile app for its home health agency clients. The new state-of-the-art mobile app empowers home health...
The Hindu Business Line  Feb 26  Comment 
To enter Hyderabad, Pune; new package in store for physically challenged children
The Hindu Business Line  Feb 12  Comment 
Plans to expand its home healthcare services across 50 cities in two years




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According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Home Healthcare Market - Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis and Forecast, 2012 - 2018", (http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/home-healthcare-market.html) the global home healthcare market is estimated to be worth USD 195.6 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach the value of USD 305.9 billion by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 7.7% from 2012 to 2018. The Americas region is expected to lead the global home healthcare market in terms of revenue till 2018. The total home healthcare market in the Americas is expected to reach the value of USD 150.8 billion by 2018 followed by Europe with total revenue of USD 80.5 billion.

The shift from conventional treatment to proactive monitoring is opening up new opportunities in the home Healthcare market. Patients prefer such services mainly because of convenience and cost effectiveness. Third party healthcare service is also in growing demand due to better quality of treatment provided by trained professionals.

Home Healthcare services are provided by healthcare professionals to patients at their own homes. These services are also called formal or skilled care services. Respiratory therapy, rehabilitation services, home infusion therapy, unskilled home care, telehealth, etc. are some major home Healthcare services provided.

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