CORPORATE OVERVIEW OF
(Healthcare Support Center)
Current environment and challenges in Japan
We have universal health insurance system, called kaihoken, which covers the entire population of 127 million people and medical expenditures are supported by society as a whole. This system works very well and Japan was ranked top for “Healthy life expectancy”, ranked 3rd in “fairness” and received top ranking in “Overall goal attainment” according to ”World Health Report 2010” by WHO.
In recent years, in contrast to the high reputation of medical service level in Japan, Japanese health system faces a big challenge, soaring medical expenditures especially among senior citizens. On the other hand, chronic diseases (cerebrovascular disease, heart disease, diabetes and so on.) are increasing due to changes in eating habit. The ratio of medical cost for chronic diseases is increasing and these diseases account for 60% of the cause of death.
MLHW started Special Health Checkups (SHC) and Special Health-Maintenance Guidance (SHMG) in April 2008 and obligated health plans to conduct these programs, to prevent and manage diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and complications.
SHC and SHMG are the programs that require everybody between 40 and 74 years old to take specific health checkup. Members who have a certain level of risk for lifestyle-related illnesses according to the results of the checkup will be eligible for special health guidance. Many countries pay attention to this unique and pioneering policy.
As a result of this, patient data has been stored and benefits of the interventions to chronic disease are analyzed scientifically. Government included “Project to create the next-generation healthcare system” in Future Investment Strategy 2018 of Japan and proposed “Health promotion, preventing disease,preventing the worsening of diabetic nephropathy,utilizing the data by insurers”. This social and political background will accelerate the actions related to wellness in care management industry.
Introduction of HSC
While the government has been promoting population wellness management, HSC has developed and provided various services in disease prevention field, such as coaching based on SHMG, seminars, face-to-face counseling for senior members, through our network of 1,300 professionals all over Japan.
Our vision is “Health promotion makes people grow rich ”. We keep close relationship with members and support their self-control, self-care and health improvement through our services. As a result of these activities, we are one of the leading companies in care management industry.
Wellness Management (By following SHMG guideline)
- Wellness Coaching based on SHMG
- Wellness Coaching for those who have potential risk of chronic conditions
- SHMG using ICT(Information and Communication Technology)
- Disease Management for diabetes
- Coaching and Counseling related to Industrial Safety and Health Law
- Mental Health Management
Training and Seminar Business
- Basic training for managers in charge of medical equipment sales/rental
- Follow-up training for managers in charge of medical equipment sales/rental/maintenance
- Training for counselors specialized in welfare equipment
- Training to improve care and welfare skills
- Training to improve Career in nursery teacher
- Seminars, such as quitting tobacco and preventing obesity