Panasonic Showcases its Innovative Medical IT Solutions Brought to Life by Medicom @ International Modern Hospital Show 2015
Tokyo, Japan - Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd. (hereafter "Panasonic") took part in the International Modern Hospital Show 2015, which was held from July 15 to 17, 2015 at the Tokyo Big Sight. Under the theme, "A new era for health, medical care, and welfare - enhancing integration and comprehensive regional care systems (*1)," Panasonic showcased innovative medical IT systems brought to life by Medicom in the "Medicom Communication Square" within the Panasonic booth.
Since the launch of Japan's first medical-receipt computer (for insurance claims) to Japan in 1972, Medicom has remained a top brand leading the way in the medical IT field for over 40 years (*2). Medicom has continued to evolve as a tool for communicating with patients that is easy to see, easy to use, and has been well supported by many doctors and medical professionals.
Medical care in Japan will dramatically change by 2025. With innovative solutions brought to life by Medicom, Panasonic will help support people's medical care, welfare, and health with IT, and contribute to their healthy, enjoyable lifestyle.
Key Solutions on Exhibit
Solutions for clinics: Medicom-HRIII + Treatment Assistance Software for Tablets
The Medicom-HR III developed for clinics combines the digital chart system and medical systems in a way that makes it easier to see, use, and integrate systems. It is an all-in-one system that can be used for reception, examination, accounting, and insurance claims. Its key feature is the multi-faceted functions it offers to the medical staff. For example, the "maintenance service assist" function for administrative staff, the "nursing diary" for nurses, and the "rehabilitation charts" for physiotherapists make it possible to centrally manage patient information and help develop an even deeper relationship built on trust.
Moreover, treatment assistance software for tablets will make it possible to access patient information from anywhere, at anytime. It is also a great tool for the staff working all over the hospital to touch base and keep up to date.
Solutions for Home Medical Care: Medicom-HC Link
Medicom-HC Link is a cloud service for sharing information among the team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, care giver, etc. who offer home medical care. Patients can receive care from their usual doctor at the usual clinic, and also receive care or undergo rehabilitation from visiting nurses in their home and pick up their prescriptions from the pharmacy, so they can use the services of multiple facilities and services. And Medicom makes it possible for the team to share all such relevant medical information.
In order to help solve the issues today's rapidly aging society faces, Medicom is providing solutions that are useful to all parties involved in medical care. Panasonic-Medicom will continue to contribute to people's medical treatment, welfare, and health, so please look forward to more from Medicom.
* These services were developed for the Japanese market.
*1: Comprehensive regional care systems: With 2025 in sight, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare is encouraging the establishment of comprehensive assistance and services in order to help protect the dignity and independent living of the elderly, and to enable them to receive care in communities they are used to living in and to continue enjoying their lifestyles.
*2: Based on the number of digital medical chart systems for clinics that are in operation (creates and stores digital medical charts). According to Yano Research, as of October 2014.