The healthcare industry continues to be a hotbed of innovation, with activity driven by telemedicine, real-time diagnostics, smart hospitals and access to digital therapies, and the growing importance of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), augmented reality (AR), robotics and data management practices. In the last three years alone, there have been over 106,000 patents filed and granted in the healthcare industry, according to GlobalData’s report on Cybersecurity in Healthcare: AI-assisted medical reporting

According to GlobalData’s Technology Foresights, which uses over 443,000 patents to analyse innovation intensity for the healthcare industry, there are 200+ innovation areas that will shape the future of the industry.

AI-assisted medical reporting is a key innovation area in cybersecurity 

Artificial intelligence (AI) in medical records can help recognise patterns and predict outcomes. This information can be used to personalise specific treatments. 

GlobalData’s analysis also uncovers the companies at the forefront of each innovation area and assesses the potential reach and impact of their patenting activity across different applications and geographies. According to GlobalData, there are 10+ companies, spanning technology vendors, established healthcare companies, and up-and-coming start-ups engaged in the development and application of AI-assisted medical reporting. 

Key players in AI-assisted medical reporting – a disruptive innovation in the healthcare industry

‘Application diversity’ measures the number of different applications identified for each relevant patent and broadly splits companies into either ‘niche’ or ‘diversified’ innovators. 

‘Geographic reach’ refers to the number of different countries each relevant patent is registered in and reflects the breadth of geographic application intended, ranging from ‘global’ to ‘local’. 

Patent volumes related to AI-assisted medical reporting

Company Total patents (2010 - 2021) Premium intelligence on the world's largest companies
People.ai Inc 142 Unlock company profile
Enlitic Inc 57 Unlock company profile
Koninklijke Philips NV 51 Unlock company profile
International Business Machines Corp 33 Unlock company profile
SymphonyAI Group 11 Unlock company profile
Medtronic Plc 10 Unlock company profile
Canon Inc 9 Unlock company profile
Twin Health Inc 8 Unlock company profile
Petuum Inc 8 Unlock company profile
Teladoc Health Inc 8 Unlock company profile
Beijing Electronics Holding Co Ltd 7 Unlock company profile
Siemens AG 7 Unlock company profile
Clarify Health Solutions Inc 6 Unlock company profile
Oracle Corp 6 Unlock company profile
Modernizing Medicine Inc 6 Unlock company profile
Terumo Corp 6 Unlock company profile
UnitedHealth Group Inc 5 Unlock company profile

Source: GlobalData Patent Analytics

People.ai is the leading patent filer in the AI-assisted medical reporting market. Some other leading patent filers include Enlitic and Koninklijke Philips

In terms of application diversity, People.ai leads, followed by Enlitic and Petuum. With regards to geographic reach, United Health Group leads, followed by Koninklijke Philips and Medtronic

Information security and cybersecurity in healthcare are essential for an organisation's smooth operation. Various types of specialised hospital information systems are used by many healthcare organisations, including electronic health record (EHR) systems, e-prescribing systems, practice management support systems, clinical decision support systems, radiology information systems, and computerised physician order entry systems. 

To further understand how cybersecurity is disrupting the healthcare industry, access GlobalData’s latest thematic research report on Cybersecurity in Healthcare

GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research, and analysis used to produce this article.

GlobalData’s Patent Analytics tracks patent filings and grants from official offices around the world. Textual analysis and official patent classifications are used to group patents into key thematic areas and link them to specific companies across the world’s largest industries.