Special Feature; strengthening efforts for medical DX
Accelerating medical DX towards streaming services and improving quality through DX in the field of medicine
In Japan, which is leading the world in the progress of aging society, it is important to promote medical “visualizing” by digitalization in the field of medicine towards promoting health of the population and providing seamless and high-quality medical care. Under such recognition, Japanese Government newly established Headquarters for Medical Digital Transformation (DX) Promotion (in 2022). They indicated “Roadmap for promoting medical DX (Overall View)” in June 2023. Efforts for medical DX, aiming for streaming services and improving quality through DX in the field of medicine, will be moved forward in the medium and long term. In response to this significant trend, our Group is already engaged in various initiatives, including the development of logistics data analysis tools and collaborations with industry, government, and academia.
Examples of our efforts to medical DX
[Developing tools] Promotion of visualizing SPD data using “Compass Board”
Support hospitals to improve management and operation, using “warehousing, consumption and inventory data, which are stored in the logistic management system,” obtained in SPD business.
[Industry-Government Collaboration] Participation in Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP)
Cabinet Office takes leadership of 'Council for Science, Technology, and Innovation' program. It promotes efforts for foundation study, implementation and commercialization. Our group have participated in the third phase, starting in the FY2023, of the program titled “Building integrated healthcare system” with a focus on envisioning efforts across the spectrum from basic research to practical implementation and business development.
[Industry-Academia Collaboration] Research support for the development study workshop
:Yoshimasa Kawazoe, M.D., Ph.D, Graduate school of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
We support the activity purpose of “'Tokyo University Graduate School of Medicine Medical AI and Digital Twin Development Course”, which aim to develop study workshop of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Twin in Healthcare.” In line with this, we have donated to the workshop and support research and development activities.
[Total Pack Produce Business]
“Empower local medical systems in Japan” Further developing examples among projects
Aiming to provide patients with high-quality medical care, our Group have gathered our know-how and completed many projects about hospitals. Among them, we would like to introduce two distinctive public-private collaborative projects:
[Hyogo Prefecture] Kawanishi City Medical Center
（Relocated and opened in September 2022）
[Niigata prefecture] Aile Home Clinic Nagaoka
（Opened in October 2023）
Dispending Pharmacy Business
Store expansion. Utilizing “LINE” message application
Attracting patients and improving convenience of patients
We steadily continue to grow our business towards improving profit margin, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction, through steadily expanding numbers of stores by newly opening stores and small-scale M&A, streamlining procurement and standardizing IT systems across all dispensing pharmacy companies within the group etc. As an example, utilizing and promotion of dedicated “LINE” message application contributes to shorten patient waiting times during dispensing and equalizing the workload of pharmacists and staff. We will make further efforts to increase the number of registrations.
Steady increase of stores with putting emphasis on efficiency
|Numbers of stores
Improving convenience with using “LINE” message application
Taking the stage of Regional Revitalization Forum by Nikkei
From 10th to 12th October in 2023, “Regional Revitalization Forum by Nikkei” was held at Tokyo Midtown Yaesu conference over three days. On the second day, under the theme of “Public-Private Partnerships and Co-creation”, our Group’s Chairman Furukawa took the stage. He commented not only supporting core regional hospitals but also emphasizing that “no regional growth, no national growth”. He stressed the need to think comprehensively and collaborate with the community, addressing not only the support of core regional hospitals but also considering healthcare, nursing care, health, environment, and education for the better living of the people. We appreciate the participation and viewership of everyone who attended.
We will continue to participate opportunities to meet stakeholders, through these forums and events.
Human Resource Development based on SHIP philosophy
Our Group defines “Creating environments for medical professionals” as our mission under our Group philosophy “SHIP” from our establishment. We have welcomed many new companies and staffs, engaged various problems and tasks, and continued to “progress” and “grow” under these basements.
By fostering these competencies and developing talents, we aim to sustain our position as a leading company in the industry through developing “Capability of consulting”＋”Capability of producing” and developing human resource, which is source of our Group’s competitiveness.