eHealth: Applications and Major Vendors' Patent Deployment



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In the face of an aging population and the rise of chronic diseases, governments around the world have been looking for solutions to reducing health care expenditures while maintaining medical service quality. eHealth, which provides electronic, digital, and automated medical services, is one of such solutions. This report provides an overview of eHealth applications and examines the relative R&D intensity and patent deployments of several established players in the industry, including Bosch, Medtronic, General Electric, Philips, Siemens, and Honeywell.

1.Major Applications
1.1 E-prescribing
1.2 Electronic Health Care Records
1.3 Health Information Systems
1.4 Mobile Health
1.5 Telehealth/Telemedicine

2.Patent Mining
2.1 Selecting a Patent Database
2.2 Identifying Search Keywords
2.3 Data Selection
2.4 Data Analysis
2.5 Analysis of Trends
2.5.1 Text Mining
2.5.2 Data Mining
2.5.3 Relative R&D Intensity

3. Vendors' Patent Deployment Strategies
3.1 Technology Field Deployment Analysis
3.2 Patent Index Analysis

MIC Perspective
End-User Applications Unchartered Territory for eHealth Patent Deployment
US Vendors at Higher R&D Intensity; European Vendors in Control of Key Patents

Glossary of Terms
List of Companies
Table 1: Comparison of Different eHealth Services
Table 2: Key Technology Fields Identified by Text Mining for eHealth Patents
Table 3: R&D Intensity Ranking of Top 30 Assignees in the Field of eHealth
Table 4: eHealth Assignees' Technology Field Deployment Analysis
Table 5: Top 10 eHealth Patents in Terms of Citations and Patent Families
Table 6: Matrix Analysis of 10 Most Important eHealth Patents
Figure 1: Illustration of eHealth Services
Figure 2: Search Flow for eHealth Patents
Figure 3: Distribution Share of eHealth Patents by Sector
Figure 4: Distribution Share of eHealth Patents by Field