A Study on the Competitive Analysis of Digital Healthcare in Korea through Patent Analysis

특허분석을 통한 한국의 디지털 헬스케어 분야 경쟁력 분석연구

  • Received : 2018.06.14
  • Accepted : 2018.09.20
  • Published : 2018.09.28


As IoT and AI have recently developed, interest in digital healthcare is increasing. Therefore, this study aims to identify technology trends through a patent analysis on digital healthcare and present future promising areas by analyzing domestic and foreign technology competitiveness and keywords. The detailed technologies to be analyzed were designated as Health Information Measurement Technology, Healthcare Platform Technology and Healthcare Remote Service Technology, and 61,166 patents were analyzed to identify the patent trends of the world's major patent offices and major patent applications. In addition, the analysis of the technological competitiveness of each detailed technology and Korea's technological competitiveness based on its patent activity, the rate of major market securing, and the uses of the patents showed that Korea's technological competitiveness was lower than global technology. In addition, the key keyword analysis showed that the core promising areas of digital healthcare were expected to require a focused strategy for fostering health care platform technologies in Korea.


Digital Healthcare;Patent Analysis;Technological Trend;Technological Competitiveness;Keyword Analysis


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