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Providing a Cloud-Based, Interprofessional Collaborative System for Community-based Integrated Care in Cooperation with Local Healthcare Practitioners
March 1, 2017
TOKYO-March 1, 2017-Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced that it has developed its "IIJ Electronic contact/communication Note Service"-a collaboration platform that allows various professionals involved in home-based care to share information-as a part of its business development in the healthcare field. It will launch on April 1, 2017.
The service is a cloud-based version of the Electronic @Contact Book-an information-sharing tool developed by Nagoya University Hospital's Center for Advanced Medicine and Clinical Research, and commercialized through joint research between IIJ and the Center. IIJ will market the service as a communication platform that connects local medical practitioners and provides for community-based integrated care systems by targeting organizations across Japan, such as local municipalities, medical associations, and medical corporations.
Looking toward 2025, when members of the baby-boom generation will be 75 years of age and older-becoming latter-stage elderly-the Japanese government is promoting the construction of community-based integrated care systems that can provide residential, medical, nursing, preventative, and livelihood support, so that the elderly can maintain a lifestyle that suits them in a familiar community, even if they need serious primary nursing care. In light of this situation, the industry needs an interprofessional collaborative system in which the various professionals that support home-based medical care can share information with each other.
IIJ provides the Electronic @Contact Book-with a proven track record of installations, mainly in the Tokai region-as a new service on its cloud platform, with a high level of security that conforms to the various guidelines related to handling medical information. It aids smooth, team-based care by providing a shared platform on which all the parties involved in home-based care-the frail elderly as well as her/his family caregivers, doctors, nurses, care assistants, and pharmacists-can exchange information safely and swiftly.
The service has the following primary features
The local professionals can swiftly check on the detailed progress of their patients and evaluate that progress from their own specialized perspectives, without having to visit those patients.
Because physicians, nurses, and other concerned parties can share the details of their treatments and medication counseling, they are able to plan for optimal nursing care approaches before visiting their patients' homes.
Because the system is built on a highly secure platform that conforms to guidelines related to medical information and allows system logins using digital certificates, users are able to safely share medical information.
|Patient Summary & Registration||Patients are registered in three simple steps (data entry, confirmation, and registration), and users can see detailed patient information in a list format.|
|Message Boards||Communication is carried out on message boards. Occupational icons and color-coded conversations allow for an intuitive understanding of the information provided.|
|Collaboration Outlines for Medical and Nursing Care||Users can output various information entered into the system as collaboration outlines with a single click.|
|Issues Formatted Documents||In-home physicians can issue various types of formatted documents. PDFs can also be shared via posts on the message board.|
|Group functionality||Using the Project tab, users can create groups that are not bound to patients, allowing for communication within customized groups, such as those in related medical facilities.|
|File attachments||Users can attach documents and other types of files to share various materials.|
|Initial fees||JPY 0|
|Monthly fees||JPY 200,000 (Up to 5,000 patient registrations)|
IIJ will provide the service with a high degree of added value to meet the needs of the medical and healthcare fields.
Founded in 1992, IIJ is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its group companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. IIJ's services include high-quality Internet connectivity services, systems integration, cloud computing services, security services and mobile services. Moreover, IIJ has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan that is connected to the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia. IIJ listed on the U.S. NASDAQ Stock Market in 1999 and on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2006.
The statements within this release contain forward-looking statements about our future plans that involve risk and uncertainty. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents furnished by Internet Initiative Japan Inc. with the SEC, specifically the most recent reports on Forms 20-F and 6-K, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.
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