December 19, 2018
PHC Holdings Corporation
TOKYO, December 19, 2018 – PHC Corporation (hereafter PHC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PHC Holdings Corporation (headquarters: Tokyo, Japan), announces “Medicom-SK,” a new home care support electronic medical record system designed to improve healthcare services for home care patients. This new product in the electronic record field for healthcare IT business is for the Japanese domestic market.
The latest revision to medical fees and expansion to the scope of community-based integrated care systems will see the number of home care support medical clinics and general clinics providing such home care services increase every year. It follows then that improved handling for the diversifying treatment forms and improving healthcare quality for home care patients are also required.
“Medicom-SK” is an electronic medical record system that aims to ease the work process for doctors and nurses and enhances healthcare services in home care. The system features quick and simple input into medical records and capture images on tablet computers, and PHC hopes this product will enhance communications between doctors, nurses and home care patients and improve healthcare services by supporting efficient home care visits. In addition, this product enables to respond flexibly according to various treatment forms depending on patients by connecting online to healthcare institutions.
Takayuki Otsuka, head of the Medical Information Systems (Medicom*1) Division said, “1999 was when we launched the electronic medical record system business, and now this product has taken the top domestic market share in general clinics (*2). PHC aims to create a next-generation medical solution platform in the near future and hopes to promote efficiency of work process for healthcare professionals involved in home care and home care patients will receive better healthcare services through our “Medicom-SK.” We look toward developing changes in healthcare environments and needs, continuing to offer better solutions to healthcare professionals. ”
(*1) Medicom: PHC healthcare IT business/products brand
(*2) Reference: Yano Research Institute Ltd. “Future Perspective of Healthcare Information Systems (EMR･EHR) Market, 2018 version”
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 was 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.
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