June 22, 2018
PHC Holdings Corporation
TOKYO, June 22, 2018 ― PHC Corporation (hereafter PHC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PHC Holdings Corporation (headquarters: Tokyo, Japan) announces its HealthCare Note Service*1 wins a Special Award at the 5th Healthcare Industry Development Contribution Grand Prix.
Founded in 2013 by the Organization to Promote Healthcare and Medical Device Industry in K (Q) yushu (HAMIQ), the Healthcare Industry Development Contribution Grand Prix recognizes exceptional organizations and companies that make outstanding contributions to society for extended healthy life expectancy through medical device and service development as well as manufacturing. Launched for insurance pharmacies in 2014, PHC’s HealthCare Note Service enables unified management of personal health information, such as medication dosage and blood pressure monitoring on a smartphone platform. By sending prescriptions to pharmacies beforehand via smartphones, the app reduces patient wait times at pharmacies. By sharing health information between patients and pharmacists, the app helps pharmacists provide appropriate health advice regarding patient lifestyle and practice better drug therapies, including medication adherence instructions. This service was recognized as a progressive and ubiquitous social service, as well as being a promising business model expected to keep expanding in the future. It resulted in PHC winning a special award for the “Contribution to New Business Creation for Service/Product” category this time.
The number of HealthCare Note Service users shows steady growth. More than 2,000 pharmacies have introduced this service over the past 4 years, with the HealthCare Note Service app for smartphone being downloaded some 160,000 times by this June.
Takayuki Otsuka, head of the Medical Information Systems (Medicom*2) Division said, "It was back in 1972 that our company launched Japan's first medical-receipt computer. Since then, we have leveraged our accumulated experience and knowhow to underscore our commitment to provide leading-edge healthcare IT solutions. Aiming to build a next-generation medical solution platform, PHC will contribute to healthcare quality improvement by connecting patients and pharmacists via a network and providing convenient, easy-to-use solutions for pharmacists to facilitate patient health management.”
*1 For more information on the HealthCare Note Service: www.phchd.com/jp/medicom/healthcarenote
*2 Medicom: PHC healthcare IT business/products brand
About PHC Holdings Corporation
Incorporated in 2014, PHC Holdings Corporation is a global healthcare company. Its subsidiaries include PHC Corporation and Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG. Committed to its corporate mission, “We contribute to the wellbeing of society through our diligent efforts by creating new value propositions for all the people who wish for better health,” the company develops, manufactures, sells and services medical equipment and solutions through its three core businesses for medical devices, healthcare IT and life sciences. PHC Holdings Corporation group’s consolidated net sales in FY2016
marked 187.4 billion yen with global distribution of products and services for more than 125 countries. PHC Holdings Corporation changed its name from Panasonic Healthcare Holdings Co., Ltd. in April, 2018.
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About Organization to Promote the Health-care and Medical Device Industry in K (Q) yushu (HAMIQ)
Founded in 2013, the Organization to Promote the Healthcare and Medical Device Industry in K (Q) yushu (HAMIQ) aims to promote healthcare service and medical device development for extended healthy life expectancy, with participation and support from the healthcare industry, healthcare and nursing care facilities, universities, government agencies and others.
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