Data Health Service Uses Analysis of Health Checkups and Medical Records for Preventative Health Care
Businesses need their employees to be in good health. Most businesses put resources into employee health care, for instance, by providing regular health checkups. A recent innovation in the employee health care space is Data Health, which involves analyzing medical records such as health checkups and hospital invoices, applying the PDCA cycle to improve the efficacy and efficiency of health programs, and using the results to develop preventative health and early intervention regimes.
Under the government’s 2013 Japan Revitalization Strategy, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labour requires all health insurance societies to implement data health programs from 2015. Insurers and service providers increasingly need to work together on collaborative health initiatives designed to boost the efficacy and efficiency of data health programs.
Comprehensive and Affordable Health Analysis
Fujitsu and Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance (otherwise known as Tokio Marine Nichido) have recently launched a joint Data Health service for businesses and health insurance societies in Japan. This benefits Tokio Marine Nichido by using the new Data Health service, which integrates health management research outcomes from the company, in place of the existing health check and medical records analysis system.
The system generates health insurance analysis findings from 200 different types of documents and forms, and is able to extract data from hospital invoices and medical statements in a variety of formats as well as from electronic health insurance records. Effective measurement functions for the data health PDCA cycle are also provided, and these can be used in health care programs. Details of medical treatment supplied by industry and health insurance societies are stored at secure Fujitsu data centers in Japan that are monitored 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
In this way, Japanese domestic businesses and health insurance societies are able to develop more effective and efficient programs tailored to the health needs of employees, while providing comprehensive and inexpensive health analysis.
Incorporating Personal Details into Health Care Delivery
Fujitsu has been supplying computer systems to hospitals and other medical institutions since 1975. In 2007, Fujitsu set up a company called Best Life Promotion as a provider of networked solutions for promoting health care. And in 2011, Fujitsu launched data analysis and health care management services for businesses and health insurance societies.
Fujitsu is currently working on a health care platform for households that will combine data from sensors, pedometers and vital sign monitors with personalized information such as dietary choices. This will be tied to services in areas such as personalized preventative health care and clinical research.