January 27, 2020
TOKYO, January 27, 2020 - PHC Corporation (headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo) launches DrugstarLead Cloud Medication Information System*1 for pharmacies in Japan on February 10. This is the second product in the Medicom Cloud Series.
Faced with a rapidly aging population and healthcare diversifying, the roles of pharmacies and pharmacists are gaining importance. Pharmacists in particular are expected to provide optimal communication for every patient’s situation, promoting medication adherence through home visits to deliver appropriate medication instructions for patients needing homecare.
The DrugstarLead Cloud Medication Information System is a medication information system featuring a hybrid installation system that provides on-site and cloud-based operation. While interacting with the patient, the pharmacist can execute procedures from medication adherence instructions to medication history review and updating, then sign off procedure completion on tablets and other mobile devices. This is made possible by linking the DrugstarLead Cloud Medication Information System to on-site medication history systems such as PharnesV-MX*2 or DrugstarPrime2*3.
Since the in-house server is realtime synced with the cloud-based server, up-to-date medication information data is continually being saved with backups in both locations. Pharmacists are therefore able to refer and input medication information at all times. The system aims to streamline pharmacists’ workflow and enhance patient medical services including home care.
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. The DrugstarLead Cloud Medication Information System, a product of the Medicom Cloud Series, will be 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. Following the integrated electronic medical record system Medicom-HRf Standard released on January 22, we will launch the DrugstarLead Cloud Medication Information System, working to offer even more useful hybrid cloud systems.”
Otsuka added, “Based on the agreement with Takuya Matsumoto, Director and Development Manager of Higashi Nihon Medicom Co., Ltd., developer of DrugstarLead Cloud Medication Information
System and DrugstarPrime2, we will start joint development of the next-generation pharmacy system utilizing DrugstarLead Cloud Medication Information System. Going forward, we will contribute to higher-quality medical care by predicting medical environments and the needs of patients, while providing optimal solutions for medical professionals.”
DrugstarLead Cloud Medication Information System will be showcased at Care Show Japan, Healthcare IT 2020 to be held from January 28 to 29 at Tokyo Big Sight Aomi Exhibition Hall. (PHC booth: Hall B, G-15)
www.phchd.com/jp/~/media/medicom/events/2019/healthit02.pdf (Japanese website)
*1 DrugstarLead is a registered trademark of the developer, Higashi Nihon Medicom Co., Ltd.
www.phchd.com/jp/medicom/solution/drugstarlead (Japanese website)
*2 Electronic medication information system for streamlining pharmacy workflow
www.phchd.com/jp/medicom/pharmacies/pharnes5mx (Japanese website)
*3 Electronic medication information system that enhances communication with patients and supports pharmacy management
www.phchd.com/jp/medicom/pharmacies/prime2 (Japanese website)
Registered trademark of the developer, Higashi Nihon Medicom Co., Ltd.
*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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