February 5, 2021
TOKYO, February 5, 2021 - PHC Corporation (headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Kyoji Morimoto) announces the launch of its “Medicom-HRf core*1” medical-receipt system, a product for clinics with enhanced add-on functionality including upgrades to the Medicom-HRf*2 integrated electronic medical record (EMR) system.
As the COVID-19 situation continues, the growing concern for patients becoming critically ill due to missed medical visits coupled with deteriorating business conditions has led to significant environmental changes for medical institutions. These include the introduction of telemedicine and other new systems for delivering healthcare. This requires medical institutions to have access to a range of new optional services to choose from as needed, which gives them the flexibility to respond to these shifting needs.
Incorporating basic functions for medical administration tasks as standard, the Medicom-HRf core medical-receipt system offers various add-on functions that clinics can select to optimally meet their needs. In addition to system linkage with the online health insurance verification system*3, new service options such as in-house system linkage with testing equipment to obtain patient data and online reservations for examination appointments*4 are available, offering an extensive range of choices to meet the various needs of medical institutions. In addition, the Medicom-HRf core system will be able to support more smooth and efficient operational changes to meet future needs, allowing upgrades to Medicom-HRf integrated EMR systems.
PHC Corporation is a Japanese subsidiary of PHC Holdings Corporation, a global healthcare company that develops, manufactures, sells, and services solutions across diabetes management, life sciences and diagnostics, as well as providing healthcare services in Japan. The new Medicom-HRf core aims to enhance the new services in the Medicom*5 brand domestic healthcare IT business.
Takayuki Otsuka, Corporate Officer and co-head of the Healthcare Services Domain of PHC Holdings Corporation says, “Since launching Japan’s first medical-receipt computer in 1972, PHC Corporation has established a strong healthcare IT business that supports clinics and other medical institutions and pharmacies, using its accumulated experience and specialist expertise. We hope that by introducing Medicom-HRf core, we can more effectively meet the varying needs of medical institutions, by helping to streamline workflow for healthcare professionals and providing better healthcare for patients. As we aim to become the leading provider of best-in-class precision and digital solutions in healthcare services in Japan, we will continue to contribute to better healthcare offering optimal solutions for healthcare professionals that address the changing needs of the medical field.”
*1 www.phchd.com/jp/medicom/clinics/mchrf (Japanese website)
*2 www.phchd.com/jp/medicom/clinics/mchrfcore (Japanese website)
*4 New option expected in the future
*5 PHC Healthcare IT business/products brand
About PHC Holdings Corporation
Incorporated in 2014, PHC Holdings Corporation is a global healthcare company with subsidiaries including PHC Corporation, Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG, Epredia, and LSI Medience Corporation. Committed to its corporate mission that states, “We contribute to the health of society through our diligent efforts to create healthcare solutions that have a positive impact and improve the lives of people,” the company develops, manufactures, sells and services solutions across diabetes management, life sciences and diagnostics, as well as providing healthcare services. The PHC Group’s consolidated net sales in FY2019 were 272 billion yen with global distribution of products and services in more than 125 countries.
About Medical Information Systems (Medicom) Business Unit, PHC Corporation
Established in 1969, PHC Corporation is a Japanese subsidiary of PHC Holding Corporation, a global healthcare company that develops, manufactures, sells, and services solutions across diabetes management, life sciences and diagnostics, as well as providing healthcare services in Japan. Committed to its corporate mission that states, “We contribute to the health of society through our diligent efforts to create healthcare solutions that have a positive impact and improve the lives of people,” the company offers value-added products and services to customers in more than 125 countries. Since developing and launching the first medical-receipt computer in Japan in 1972, the Medicom Business Unit 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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