March 25, 2019
CMIC Healthcare Co., Ltd.
CMIC Holdings Co., Ltd.
CMIC Healthcare Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President & CEO: Shinnichi Keino, hereinafter “CMIC Healthcare”) is pleased to inform that today, CMIC Healthcare has entered into a formal agreement for the transfer of “harmo”, the electronic prescription record service, with Sony Corporation (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO, Kenichiro Yoshida, hereinafter “Sony”).The two companies aim to complete this transaction by June 1, 2019.
At the same time, CMIC Holdings Co., Ltd.（Head Office: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Representative Director & CEO: Kazuo Nakamura, hereinafter “CMIC”） announced that CMIC Holdings has concluded a technical support contract with Sony for the purpose of resolving issues in the healthcare field.
In the future, CMIC Healthcare will accelerate the development of harmo business as a new digital channel that can communicate closely with patients by utilizing dispensing data that can be managed in real time. By combining the know-how of the CMIC Group’s pharmaceutical business, we will strengthen patient support programs using the electronic prescription record, such as improving adherence to medication and patient follow-up during the treatment period. In addition, based on a technical support contract with Sony, CMIC Group will incorporate cutting-edge technology and will actively launch a variety of healthcare businesses, thereby contributing to the resolution of healthcare issues.
“Collaboration with Sony is one of the most advanced efforts thus far to resolve social issues in the future. The social environment is becoming more complex and one company cannot solve all issues on its own. We are now in an era of changing the society by engaging a large number of stakeholders and contributing to areas in which each excel. We believe that this collaboration will be the first step in our new healthcare business” said Kazuo Nakamura, Representative Director and CEO of CMIC Holdings.
The electronic prescription record Service “harmo” started commercialization in the summer of 2016 as a concrete service utilizing the Medical and Health Information Coordination Platform after about five years of testing service in the fall of 2011. As of March 2019, it has approximately 300,000 users and is the largest PHR (Personal Health Record) platform in Japan that has been used by more than 10,000 pharmacies nationwide. The service is also based on innovative technologies that enable feedback to a specific individual via the service while maintaining anonymity by physically separating and managing information that easily identifies the individual and health data. Please refer to the official website for more information (https://www.harmo.biz/).
CMIC Healthcare Co., Ltd.
As a wholly owned subsidiary of CMIC Holdings, CMIC Healthcare provides services and solutions to patients. The main business of CMIC Healthcare is running a medical call center operated by nurses, pharmacists, clinical laboratory technicians, and dietitians, as well as maintaining a portal site called “HelC+”, and a patient support program that supports the adherence to medications and continuous visits. For more information, visit the website: https://www.cmic-healthcare.co.jp/
CMIC HOLDINGS Co., Ltd.
CMIC Group started business in 1992 as the first CRO in Japan, and the company today provides comprehensive support services for the development, manufacturing, sales, and marketing of pharmaceutical products. Also, the company operates to respond to diversifying needs by managing the Healthcare Business sector and developing and selling diagnostic pharmaceuticals and orphan drugs. CMIC Group has developed a unique business model called Pharmaceutical Value Creator (PVC) based on its abundant accumulated experience and knowledge as a CRO pioneer. CMIC utilizes the PVC to create new value in the healthcare field. For more information, visit CMIC Group’s website:https://www.cmicgroup.com/e/
CMIC Holdings Co., Ltd. Corporate Communications Division, PR Group
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