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December 16, 2021updated 18 Dec 2021 6:42am

Big data innovation among healthcare companies declined in the last year

The number of big data patent applications in the industry stood at two in the three months ending October.

By Michael Goodier

Research and innovation in big data in the healthcare operations sector waned in the last year.

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The most recent figures show that the number of big data patent applications in the industry stood at two in the three months ending October – down from three over the same period last year.

Figures for patent grants related to big data followed a different pattern to filings – growing from six in the three months ending October last year to nine this year.

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, who track patent filings and grants from official offices around the world. Using textual analysis, as well as official patent classifications, these patents are grouped into key thematic areas, and linked to key companies across various industries.

Big data is one of the key areas tracked by GlobalData. It has been identified as being a key disruptive force facing companies in the coming years, and is one of the areas that companies investing resources in now are expected to reap rewards from.

The figures also provide an insight into the largest innovators in the sector.

Fresenius SE & Co KGaA was the top big data innovator in the healthcare operations sector in the last quarter. The company, which has its headquarters in Germany, filed two big data related patents in the three months ending October. That was down from four over the same period last year.

It was followed by the United States based Cerner Corp with two big data patent applications.

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