The global medical carts market is expected to reach $4.55 billion by 2025 with a compound annual growth rate of 15.2%, according to a recent report from ReportBuyer.

Fueling the market is an increase in the adoption of electronic medical records in hospitals. Market growth can also be attributed to an increasing demand for efficient care delivery and patient engagement solutions in healthcare facilities.

The rising incidence of work-related musculoskeletal injury among medical and nursing staff is anticipated to propel the demand for mobile medical carts over the forecast period. Furthermore, advancements in clinical workstations, such as battery-powered systems with locking drawers and touchscreen communication channels, are contributing to the increase in demand.

By product, mobile computing carts accounted for the largest share in 2016 owing to increased application in healthcare facilities, such as medical documentation, equipment delivery, dispensing of drugs, and telehealth services. Mobile computing carts can be powered and nonpowered; the powered segment is expected to witness lucrative growth in the coming years due to benefits such as portability.

By type, emergency carts held the majority in 2016 owing to various technological advancements, such as improved mobility, lighter weight designs, and enhanced ergonomics. Also, the study found that hospitals are the largest end users of medical carts.