PharnesV Software Integrates DrugstarLead Face-to-Face Medication Information System to Enhance Patient Medication Adherence

January 11, 2019
PHC Holdings Corporation

TOKYO, January 11, 2019 ― PHC Corporation (hereafter PHC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PHC Holdings Corporation (headquarters: Tokyo, Japan), announces PharnesV software for health insurance pharmacies incorporating the DrugstarLead (*1) face-to-face medication information system.

PharnesV is dedicated software for insurance pharmacies that aims to make a pharmacist's work more efficient, enhance healthcare services for patients, and support pharmacy management. It allows pharmacists to quickly obtain the latest information on medications via network services. It also makes it possible for them to provide medication instructions for patients in an easy to understand manner by giving them medication bags with medication photos printed on them and including medication information forms also with photos.

Newly incorporating DrugstarLead, a face-to-face medication information system, PharnesV aims to further promote patient medication adherence. With this new feature, currently prescribed medication as well as previous medication information is displayed together with photos in a parallel arrangement. This enables pharmacists to explain medication changes to patients in a visually easier to understand manner. In addition, because PharnesV lets forms with the medication change information and pharmacist's guidance be printed out, patients and their families can also check the changed content at home. This enables the pharmacies to contribute to safer and more reliable medication treatment as well as strengthen the role of family pharmacies.

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*2) Division said, "It was back in 1972 that our company launched Japan's first medical-receipt computing system. 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 PharnesV now incorporating DrugstarLead will serve as a solution to enhance medication instructions by pharmacists, increase patient understanding of prescribed medications and further promote medication adherence to contribute to healthcare quality improvement."

(*1) Registered trademark of Higashi Nihon Medicom Co., Ltd., a developer of the product
(*2) 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 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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