People are living longer, and healthcare organizations are looking to technology to drive efficiencies and cut costs. Those two trends are coming together to spur growth opportunities in the mobile machine-to-machine communications segment of the healthcare industry. Hospital-based and home-based caregivers are exploring more devices that can track an aging patient's vital signs and enable better personal emergency responses. The M2M (machine-to-machine communications) industry is undergoing a period of fundamental change and significant growth. Encouraged by declining chipset and sensor costs, manufacturers are increasingly embedding their products with wireless connectivity. Mobile operators and key players in industries as diverse as automotive, oil and gas, and healthcare all have a strong interest in pursuing this growing market.