August 24, 2018
PHC Holdings Corporation
TOKYO, August 24, 2018 — PHC Corporation (hereafter PHC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PHC Holdings Corporation (headquarters: Tokyo, Japan) announced the launch of a new electronic patient record system “Medicom-CK” designed for small- to medium-size hospitals.
The Medicom-CK is an electronic patient record system that assists hospital staff in general and long-term rehabilitation/recuperation hospitals for core medical operations and services. It provides various assistive functions essential in clinical situations such as nursing assistance or rehabilitation support through a simple and easy-to-use interface. Using this system, medical information can be shared quickly among hospital staff members to enhance internal communication and effective teamwork. In addition, linking to PHC’s “Medicom-HSi” medical-receipt computers, Medicom-CK enables smooth accounting, and its user-friendly interface reduces the workload for staff members and improves operational efficiency in hospitals. Medicom-CK is available in a standard package that can be installed with a short lead time, aiming to meet the needs of small- to medium-size hospitals. It will also enhance data sharing within a healthcare group consisting of small clinics and nursing homes*1, cooperation between medical institutions, and encourage integrated community care in the future.
PHC offers value-added products and services through its three core businesses—Medical Devices, Healthcare IT, and Life Sciences. The new product aims to enhance PHC product line-up of Healthcare IT business and expand its focus areas from clinics to general hospitals.
Takayuki Otsuka, head of the Medical Information Systems (Medicom*2) Division says, "PHC launched its electronic patient record system in 1999, and now has gained the top share*3 in the domestic market. Aiming to build a next-generation medical solution platform, PHC will provide hospitals with easier-to-use and more convenient solutions through the Medicom-CK launch and contributes to improving healthcare quality and operational efficiency.”
*1: Complies with medical information system security management guidelines
*2: PHC healthcare IT business/products brand in Japan
*3: Source: Yano Research Institute Ltd., “Medical Information System (EMR/EHR) Market Outlook 2017”
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 FY2017 marked 192.6 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.
For further information on PHC Holdings Corporation, please visit www.phchd.com
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