Local Health Care Initiative aims to provide greater autonomy for elderly people

Networking of vital information helps to provide greater autonomy for elderly people

The population of Japan is aging at an unprecedented rate compared to the rest of the world. Starting in around 2025, when the baby boomer generation reaches the age of 75, we can expect to see a significant spike in demand for health care and nursing services. The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare is committed to the development of a framework of processes and procedures called the Local Health Care Initiative, to be operational by 2025, which will allow elderly people to continue living in their local area, in the manner to which they are accustomed, and with dignity and autonomy, in or close to their homes.

The Local Health Care Initiative is predicated on secure networked coordination of patient data held by nursing care service providers, hospitals and local government authorities. In light of the expected increase in dementia cases, this is considered a particularly important initiative in enabling elderly people to continue living in familiar surroundings.

HOPE LifeMark-WINCARE is a business application designed specifically for nursing care service providers that facilitates networking and information sharing with hospitals and local government authorities.

Simple and intuitive application to help nursing care providers

HOPE LifeMark-WINCARE is the latest version of Fujitsu’s business application for nursing care service providers, with new and expanded features to accommodate the public nursing care insurance scheme launched in 2000. Key enhancements include better coordination of local health care services across multiple vocations, support for faster and easier record entry on smart devices, and analysis tools for optimized allocation of resources. There is also an improved user interface, with flexible menu options that can be personalized by individual nursing care workers and less disruption due to transitions between screens.

The system allows nursing care service providers to issue IDs to doctors, nurses and admin staff from designated hospitals and selected local government employees that can be used to access and distribute patient information via social networking services. The bulletin board style overview feature brings together key information such as schedules, nursing records, and notes between staff members. Upgraded support for smart devices allows staff to check schedules and view and modify records and consult doctors and nursing staff on the go (note: requires network connection). In particular, the ability to update and modify data in the field reduces the administrative workload back at the office, thereby freeing up time to concentrate on core service delivery tasks.

Note sharing feature

Client list on smart device screen

Local Health Care Initiative brings together service providers, hospitals and local government authorities

HOPE LifeMark-WINCARE provides doctors, welfare officers and administrators with a convenient and efficient visual representation of the issues and demands of nursing care service delivery out in the field, based on images and movies captured on smart devices. This enables them to provide better advice and assistance and boosts the overall standard of nursing care services tailored to the needs of individual clients, with the ultimate benefit of promoting better quality of life outcomes for elderly people.

HOPE LifeMark-WINCARE represents a breakthrough solution for nursing care service providers that simplifies and reduces the workload of day-to-day administration. Through streamlined coordination with other data systems such as patient medical records and local government nursing care insurance, this product provides a major boost to the vision of bringing together local hospitals, government and service providers in a Local Health Care Initiative geared towards maintaining quality of life in old age.