January 22, 2020
TOKYO, January 22, 2020-PHC Corporation (headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo) announces the launch of the Medicom-HRf Standard*1, a new integrated Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system for clinics in Japan as the first product in its new cloud-based solution, Medicom Cloud Series.
Unlike on-site systems that use in-house servers, cloud-based EMR systems reduce routine maintenance tasks such as security updates or backups. However, risks associated with cloud-only systems exist, like interrupted workflows or data disruption during network disconnects, as EMR processing is conducted solely on the external cloud server. Operation and rate of processing may also be limited due to factors such as browsers used and/or the data terminal environment. These issues have yet to be addressed and need to be overcome before cloud-based servers can become reliable standalone systems.
Medicom-HRf Standard installed with Medicom Cloud Seamless Operation Service*2 is a hybrid EMR system*3 that integrates on-site type operation and a cloud-based server.
Usually an in-house server will be used to obtain fast operation and a switch to the cloud-based application can be performed during in-house server failure. Since the in-house server is realtime synced with the cloud-based server, the latest medical data is continually being saved with duplicate copies in both locations. Patients are able to receive efficient, seamless medical service.
PHC Corporation is a Japanese subsidiary of the PHC Group, a global healthcare company that develops, manufactures, sells, and services across diabetes management, diagnostics, life sciences, and healthcare service businesses. The Medicom Cloud Series has been launched to expand the product lineup for the domestic healthcare IT business.
Takayuki Otsuka, member of the board and director of the Medical Information Systems (Medicom*4) Division of PHC Corporation says, “Since launching Japan’s first medical-receipt computer in 1972, PHC Corporation has been the leading provider of medical IT products in the field of medical information systems, using its accumulated experience and specialist expertise. As we aim to become the leading provider of best-in-class precision and digital solutions for healthcare services in Japan, we will be expanding our Medicom Cloud Series and working to offer even more useful hybrid cloud systems. Going forward, we will contribute to higher-quality medical care by predicting changes in medical environments and the needs of patients, while providing optimal solutions for medical professionals.”
*1 mc.phchd.com/solution/mchrf(Japanese website)
*2 Optional service
*3 Patent pending
*4 PHC Corporation’s healthcare IT product brand
About Medical Information Systems (Medicom) Division, PHC Corporation
PHC Corporation is a Japanese subsidiary of the PHC Group, a global healthcare company group that develops, manufactures, sells, and services across diabetes management, diagnostics, life sciences, and healthcare service businesses. Committed to its corporate mission, “We contribute to the health of society by creating healthcare solutions that have a positive impact and improve the lives of people,” the company offers value-added products and services to customers in over 125 countries. Since developing and launching the first medical-receipt computer in Japan in 1972, the Medicom Division has worked to improve medical services for patients and work efficiency for healthcare professionals by providing electronic medical record systems and other healthcare IT products and services under the Medicom brand.
www.phchd.com/jp/medicom/about (Japanese website)
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