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The Diary Corporation and Mediva Co Ltd are very pleased to announce a collaboration to provide an innovative new offering in Japan that allows medical institutions and municipal governments to provide services for outpatient clinics using the Apple Watch.
The Diary’s services are used together with Health Age®, a health indicator developed by analyzing health checkup data of 1.6 million people nationwide using statistical analysis of 12 examination items, and leveraging JDMC’s 330 million healthcare data records, as well as data from over 17 million health checkups. This new service potentially reduces medical costs, estimates the next 12 months of medical spending on an individual basis, monitors patients in the community more closely, and more deeply engages patients in health maintenance and tracking.
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Mediva Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: Kanoko Oishi) signed a distributor agreement with The Diary Corporation (Headquarters: Arizona, USA, CEO: Hamish MacDonald) last October 30, 2017.
On May 16, 2018, The Diary Corporation and Mediva released an innovative new service in Japan that allows medical institutions and municipal governments to provide services for outpatient clinics using the Apple Watch. This service potentially reduces medical costs, monitors patients in the community more closely, and more deeply engages patients in health maintenance and tracking.
Health information collected from Apple Watches and iPhones is available to medical staff through The Diary® application and used to monitor the health status of individual’s which would not otherwise be known. Communication between medical staff and individuals is also possible, as well as automating medication reminders. These features can lead to improvement of work quality and increase workflow efficiencies for medical staff.
In collaboration with this service, Noritsu Koki Ltd, a subsidiary of Japan Medical Data Center Ltd. (see below), provides an activity report of individuals using their popular service Health Age®. (See “Kenko Nenrei” link below).
Mediva will leverage its knowledge of the medical industry to work on solutions that encourage medical services, nursing care, and regional government health provision in utilizing the Apple Watch and iPhone to develop multiple applications of this technology in Japan.
A digital medical support service that connects medical staff and users on a daily basis. The Diary’s platform connects individuals and staff of medical and nursing care. In The Diary, time series activity information automatically collected by Apple Watch, such as step count, calorie expenditure, exercise time, heart rate, etc., are graphed and linked. Furthermore, when personal information such as body weight, blood pressure, physical condition, etc. is inputted by voice it is converted into text and linked. As an incentive for individual users, it is also possible to provide the “Health Age monthly report” using JMDC’s Health Age from medical staff to individuals via The Diary.
In this report, a person’s Health Age is first calculated from past examination values. When the individual inputs daily measures such as weight or blood pressure to The Diary, the resulting value of factors such as blood collection / urinalysis and other readings* is estimated from the number of days elapsed since the examination and the change in weight / blood pressure, and based on the estimated value “Estimated health age” is calculated and reported. Just by updating various measurements such as weight and blood pressure on The Diary, the current status of Health Age can be reported, and may also lead to motivation to maintain health readings and engagement by individual users.
Health Age is an indicator of the health degree of the body provided by JMDC. It is calculated from statistical models developed by analyzing health checkup data of 1.6 million people nationwide. It then statistically estimates the likely level of medical expenses for the next year from the results of 12 examination items including gender, age, BMI, blood pressure, etc. for each medical examination participant.
* Measurements used for calculating Health Age:
Gender · Age · BMI · Systolic blood pressure · Diastolic blood pressure · HbA 1 c · Neutral fat · HDL cholesterol · LDL cholesterol · AST · ALT · γ – GT · Urine sugar · Urine protein
Mediva Co, Ltd.
Location: Setagaya Ward Tokyo, Tokyo
Representative Director: Kanoko Oishi
A healthcare consulting firm founded in 2000. Mediva brings innovation and value creation in the healthcare field by bridging patients, medical professionals, human resources and the medical community. Mediva has growing overseas operations, involved in solving international issues in the healthcare field, including the introduction of medical devices and training of specialized human resources.
Japan Medical Data Center, Ltd. (JMDC)
Location: Shiba Daimon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
President and Representative Director: Yosuke Matsushima
Established in 2002 as a pioneer in the healthcare industry to provide anonymized processing technology and data analysis aggregation technology. JMDC provides information services for insurance providers business support based on analysis of over 330 million data records and data from over 17 million health checkups (as of March 2018). Drug safety assessment and medical economic analysis is also deployed. In addition, JDMC aims to realize a healthy society with medical data and analytical skills such as its Health Age index and web-based service “PepUp” for promoting health.
The Diary® is a registered trademark of The Diary Corporation.
Health Age® is a registered trademark of JMDC.