NewsJanuary 11, 2023
PHC Group Inaugurates New Company “WEMEX Corporation”
PHC Holdings Corporation (headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, President & CEO: Shoji Miyazaki, hereafter PHCHD) established last year the Medical Information Systems (Medicom) Business Integration Preparatory Company*1, which will absorb the Medicom Division from PHC Corporation and merge with PHC Medicom Corporation. We are pleased to announce that this Preparatory Company’s new name as Wemex Corporation (hereafter WEMEX). WEMEX will begin operations from April 1, 2023 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of PHCHD.
The Healthcare IT business of PHC Group*2, has driven the healthcare IT solutions in medical institutions and pharmacies since its launch of Japan’s first medical-receipt systems in 1972. The business contributes to today’s various healthcare field in Japan by enhancing the operational efficiency of healthcare professionals, improving the quality of healthcare and services provided to patients, and linking information across hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and patients to support collaboration with regional healthcare. The new company, WEMEX, will continue to sell Medicom products, which currently have the number one market share in Japan*3, such as medical-receipt systems and electronic medical record systems for clinics. In addition, WEMEX will also develop the “Digital Health Solutions*4” as a growth area of PHC Group’s business to further improve the efficiency of domestic medical care and strengthen the health management business.
The new company will enhance our ability to provide one-stop service from planning and development to sales to further contribute to the healthcare community. In addition, it is tended to accelerate the digital health solutions to respond promptly to changes in the market environment, such as government-led initiatives for digital transformation in healthcare, and will also strive to optimize the allocation of the company’s management resources including funds and human resources.
To provide a clear and distinct brand for WEMEX, PHCHD defined the company’s “Purpose” and “Values” on achieving this, as well as its symbolizing company name and logo.
[New Company Logo]
The name WEMEX combines three ideas central to the company’s approach to healthcare technology. “WE” are the initial letters of the word “wellbeing,” which includes physical and mental health. “ME” comes from “medical care,” the company’s business area. Finally, “X” stands for multiplying, which shows how the company will combine those two elements.
We will create
a society where everyone can find
personal well-being by exploring healthcare
for the body and mind
Since the development of Japan’s first medical-receipt systems, the Healthcare IT business of PHC Group has been offering a wide range of products and services to support the operational efficiency of healthcare professionals. WEMEX will contribute to society by leveraging accumulated knowledge and insights in healthcare IT to solve new issues in the medical field and pursue digital health solutions that bring well-being for all people.
Pioneering x Co-creation
Challenge x Evolution
Integrity x Passion
With a history as a pioneer in the Healthcare IT field, WEMEX will approach new digital health challenges with integrity. WEMEX will create new values together with stakeholders, including physicians, pharmacists, and people desiring good health, by combining the values it has nurtured to date with the values that it will generate through evolving with passion.
||Healthcare Solutions business
|Company Name Change
||January 11, 2023
|Start of Business
||April 1, 2023
||14F NBF Shibuya Garden Front, 3-25-18 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
||President, Representative Director,
Takayuki Otsuka (planned)
*2 This is a generic name for PHCHD and its operating subsidiaries
*3 Source: ”2022 Current Status and Outlook on the Market Related to Medical Connection/Medical Platform” by Fuji Keizai Co., Ltd. (Volume base company share in 2020)
About PHC Holdings Corporation (PHC Group)
PHC Holdings Corporation (TSE 6523) is a global healthcare company with a mission of contributing to the health of society through healthcare solutions that have a positive impact and improve the lives of people. Its subsidiaries include PHC Corporation, Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG, Epredia Holdings Ltd., and LSI Medience Corporation. Together, these companies develop, manufacture, sell and service solutions across diabetes management, healthcare solutions, diagnostics and life sciences. PHC Group’s consolidated net sales in FY2021 were JPY 340 billion with global distribution of products and services in more than 125 countries.