Medication History Assist Software for Pharmacists Enhances Communications with Patients and Streamlines Medication History Preparation

September 20, 2018
PHC Holdings Corporation

TOKYO, September 20, 2018 ― PHC Corporation (hereafter PHC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PHC Holdings Corporation (headquarters: Tokyo, Japan) announces “Medication History Assist,” new software that assists pharmacists in providing patient medication instructions. This product for the Japanese domestic market will be released on September 28.

“Medication History Assist” is software *1 that aims to enhance pharmacists’ medication instructions for patients. It is designed to increase patient understanding of medications as well as medication adherence by instructing via a tablet *2 correct dosages to patients by showing illustrated medication information. In addition, medication instructions can be copied to a medication history record on site automatically, reducing the time required to prepare medication history. Linking with PHC’s “Pharnes V-MX,” an electronic medication history system, pharmacists can conduct a full-fledged audit and prepare a more detailed medication history, depending on patient condition and pharmacy operation.

The latest medical fee system requires streamlining pharmacist tasks to further promote face-to-face communication with patients including home care visits and medication adherence instructions. “Medication History Assist” aims to provide more time for pharmacists to communicate with patients and offer better service by streamlining medication history preparation that can require over an hour a day for many pharmacists.

PHC offers value-added products and services for its three core businesses—Medical Devices, Healthcare IT, and Life Sciences. This new product will expand the PHC Healthcare IT business product lineup for health insurance pharmacies.

Takayuki Otsuka, head of the Medical Information Systems (Medicom*3) 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. Focusing on medical institutions covering clinics, PHC aims to strengthen its presence in the broader market, including nursing homes and pharmacies, and build a next-generation medical solution platform in the near future. We hope this product can serve as a more convenient and easier-to-use solution for pharmacists to facilitate patient health guidance.”

This product will be showcased at the exhibition of the 51st JPA Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science to be held September 23 and 24 at Hotel Kanazawa in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture,

*1: Exclusive option of the “PharnesV-MX” electronic medication history system
*2: Tablet not included
*3: 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 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.
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