Visualizing the Intellectual Structure of Electronic Health Research: A Bibliometric Analysis

  • Tongtong Li
  • Dongxiao GuEmail author
  • Xiaoyu Wang
  • Changyong Liang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10983)


The aim of this study is to detect the evolutionary track of the electronic health from its birth to the present, and then analyze its foundational knowledge and research hotspots. We conducted a bibliometric analysis on the 3085 literatures data collected from the Web of Science core data collection in 1992–2017. We used several bibliometric tools such as CiteSpace and Netdraw to complete time-and-space analysis and keywords co-occurrence network analysis. This research can provide important academic reference for international electronic health and medical informatics researchers.


Electronic health Medical informatics Information technology Bibliometrics 



This research were partially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under grant Nos. 71331002, 71301040, 71771075, 71771077, 71573071, and 71601061.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tongtong Li
    • 1
  • Dongxiao Gu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Xiaoyu Wang
    • 2
  • Changyong Liang
    • 1
  1. 1.The School of ManagementHefei University of TechnologyHefeiChina
  2. 2.The 1st Affiliated HospitalAnhui University of Traditional Chinese MedicineHefeiChina

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