PHC Holdings Announces Basic Agreement with Integrity Healthcare for “YaDoc” Online Medical Care System Distribution and Linkage with PHC Electronic Patient Record Systems

May 8, 2018
PHC Holdings Corporation

TOKYO, May 8, 2018 - PHC Corporation (hereafter PHC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PHC Holdings Corporation (headquarters: Tokyo, Japan) announces the signing of a basic agreement with Integrity Healthcare Co., Ltd. (headquarters: Tokyo, Japan) for distributing the "YaDoc" Online Medical Care System developed by Integrity Healthcare as well as linking PHC's Electronic Patient Record Systems with "YaDoc." PHC has been offering value-added products and services through its three core businesses—Medical Devices, Healthcare IT, and Life Sciences, and this step aims to expand PHC product line-up of Healthcare IT business.

The Online Medical Care System "YaDoc" is an ICT system that complements existing face-to-face medical examinations by enabling doctors to monitor chronological changes of patient conditions, have patients complete medical information forms and conduct real-time video consultations all on an online basis. Used alongside conventional medical examination, "YaDoc" provides doctors with a clearer understanding of patient conditions to enable greater accuracy for diagnosis and treatment. The system is also expected to assist patients who find it difficult to make frequent doctor visits but still need constant medical treatment for lifestyle-related and other diseases. It will also help the elderly who require assistance walking as well as extremely busy individuals from interrupting or even stopping medical treatment. In addition, linking the system with PHC Electronic Patient Record System as this agreement covers will enhance treatment quality and efficient medical data management.

Takayuki Otsuka, head of the Medical Information Systems (Medicom*) Division that is responsible for Healthcare IT business, had this to say, "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. Based on our core product, Electronic Patient Record System, PHC aims to build a next-generation medical solution platform covering telemedicine ranging from health management, medical examination to diagnosis. This year, remote care systems were authorized for reimbursing medical service fees as set forth in the latest revision of the pertinent regulation. While telemedicine has been evaluated and attracted more attention in medical service fee revisions, PHC took a step forward in its alliance with Integrity Healthcare, seeking to contribute to healthcare quality improvement through telemedicine."

*Medicom: PHC healthcare IT business/products brand

President Ai Sonoda of Integrity Healthcare, looking forward to working with PHC, mentioned that the linkage between Electronic Patient Record Systems and Online Medical Care Systems will serve as new medical infrastructure to connect patients with doctors desiring to provide improved medical services and treatment and contribute to maintaining and developing community-based healthcare.

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 changed its name from Panasonic Healthcare Holdings Co., Ltd. in April, 2018.
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About Integrity Healthcare Co., Ltd.

Established in 2009 in Tokyo, Integrity Healthcare Co., Ltd. is engaged in offering assistive solutions for medical doctors leveraging its ICT technologies. Integrity Healthcare seeks to realize "Japan — the health-developed country where technologies and people's lives are well harmonized" through developing new medical systems.

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