Patent issue on telemedicine

Yasumitsu Tomioka*, Shinya Harada, Akira Terada, Isao Nakajima, Hiroshi Juzoji, Muhammad Athar Sadiq

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This paper intends to specifically verify what patent issues may be encountered in the telemedicine. Where "telemedicine" is defined as "the use of electronic information and communication technologies to provide and support health care when distance separates the participants", the technologies are concerned, when discussing the "telemedicine", and we cannot avoid thinking about "patent" that serves to protect the "technologies" as rights. This patent issues acts as a hindrance factor against spreading and promoting the telemedicine. To solve this hindrance factor, i.e. the patent issues, and for the purpose of spreading and promoting the telemedicine so that the benefit of medicine may reach everybody, including the people living in the developing countries, to improve the health of people all over the world, it seems extremely important to recognize the presence of "patent issues" in the field of "telemedicine".

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHEALTHCOM 2007
Subtitle of host publicationUbiquitous Health in Aging Societies - 2007 9th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Application and Services
Pages109-116
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventHEALTHCOM 2007: Ubiquitous Health in Aging Societies - 2007 9th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Application and Services - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Jun 19 2007Jun 22 2007

Publication series

NameHEALTHCOM 2007: Ubiquitous Health in Aging Societies - 2007 9th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Application and Services

Conference

ConferenceHEALTHCOM 2007: Ubiquitous Health in Aging Societies - 2007 9th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Application and Services
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period6/19/076/22/07

Keywords

  • Developing countries
  • Patent issues
  • Technologies patent right
  • Telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Media Technology
  • Nursing(all)

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