Patient data

2023/06/29

Digital Health from a Healthcare Perspective (Part 11)

What is Femtech, Widely Deployed Around the World?

What is “FemTech” that has been attracting attention in recent years? Ms. Aiko Namba, a former nurse who is a health care consultant and also a board member of the Health Inner Care Association, will explain in detail.

Aiko Namba

2023/06/22

Utilization of Digital Technology in Mental Health and Psychiatry (Part 6)

The Second Part: Application of Digital Technology to Major Depressive Disorder

Research has reported that digital therapy using VR is effective in supporting the treatment of depression. Here is a discussion of VR digital therapy, for which expectations are growing, from the perspective of Dr. Amano, a practicing psychiatrist.

Nanao Amano

2023/06/08

Utilization of Digital Technology in Mental Health and Psychiatry (Part 5)

The First Part: Application of Digital Technology to Major Depressive Disorder

In the treatment of depressed patients, there are still many issues to be solved, as the effectiveness of treatment varies from person to person. Dr. Amano, a psychiatrist, explains the problems associated with introducing digital technology, which is expected to treat depression effectively.

Nanao Amano

2023/06/01

Technology of Japanese start-up featured by doctors (Series #31)

The Second Part: NTT PARAVITA, Supporting a Colorful Life in Your Way

NTT PARAVITA is a joint venture between NTT West, which uses ICT to solve local social issues, and Paramount Bed, which boasts the top share in Japan for medical and nursing care beds and mat-type sleep sensors. This article presents an interview with Mr. Wataru Mizukami, who is providing business support to NTT PARAVITA, regarding the uniqueness of the company and its future business development.

Dr. Shinpaku

2023/05/18

Technology of Japanese start-up featured by doctors (Series #30)

The First Part: NTT PARAVITA, Supporting a Colorful Life in Your Way

As the importance of sleep has been attracting attention in recent years, Dr. Shinpaku will explain NTT PARAVITA's various services that utilize ICT to address sleep issues, as well as the sheet-type sleep sensors and applications that are used in these services. 

Dr. Shinpaku

2023/05/11

Utilization of Digital Technology in Mental Health and Psychiatry (Part 4)

Operation and Current Status of Apps for Eating Disorder Treatment

While many health management apps are on the market, there are still few apps for eating disorders. Dr. Amano, a psychiatrist, explains the expectations and challenges of using apps for medical treatment.

Nanao Amano

2023/03/16

Technology of Japanese start-up featured by doctors (Series #27)

NeuroSpace, Eliminating Sleep Anxiety and Creating a Sustainably Developing Society

As attention focuses on improving sleep quality, Dr. Shinpaku explains the services offered by NeuroSpace, Co., Ltd, a sleep tech business that uses technology to solve sleep issues.

Dr. Shinpaku

2023/02/16

Psychiatry and the Potential of Digital Tools(Series #5)

The Second Part: Brief Cognitive Function Assessment Scale in Middle Age and Beyond “The MCI Screen (Atama no Kenko Check)”

In the previous article, we provided an overview of “The MCI Screen (Atama no Kenko Check)” as a cognitive function scale is expected to detect mild cognitive impairment (MCI) at an early stage. In the second part of issue, Dr. Y, a psychiatrist, will explain the specifics of the system and examples of its use in clinical research.

Dr. Y

2023/02/01

Psychiatry and the Potential of Digital Tools(Series #4)

The First Part: Brief Cognitive Function Assessment Scale in Middle Age and Beyond “The MCI Screen (Atama no Kenko Check)”

It is said that “prevention” of dementia is the key to early detection and intervention to delay the onset of the disease. The “The MCI Screen (Atama no Kenko Check),” a cognitive function scale for healthy people with no complaints of cognitive decline, is expected to be useful for the early detection of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Dr. Y, a psychiatrist, will explain this assessment scale in detail.

Dr. Y

2022/11/10

Utilization of Digital Technology in Mental Health and Psychiatry (Part 2)

The Second Part: Apps and Wearable Devices in Sleep

Japan beginning in FY2022, the introduction of therapeutic apps in medicine is expected to gain momentum. Dr. Amano will discuss the expectations and challenges of introducing therapeutic apps for insomnia treatment from a psychiatrist's perspective.

Nanao Amano

2022/10/28

Utilization of Digital Technology in Mental Health and Psychiatry (Part 1)

The first part: Apps and Wearable Devices in Sleep

This is a new series in which Dr. Amano, a psychiatrist, and occupational health physician will explain the “Utilization of Digital Technology in Mental Health and Psychiatry” from her knowledge as a specialist. The content of this first issue is “The first part: Apps and Wearable Devices in Sleep.”

Nanao Amano

2022/09/29

Technology of Japanese start-up featured by doctors (Series #25)

The Second Part: Promoting Social Implementation of Genome Medicine with Information Technology, Xcoo

This two-part series focuses on the technology of Xcoo, Inc., which develops and operates the “Chrovis” total solution for genome and bioinformatics analysis. In the second part, we introduce an interview with Dr. Kunihiro Nishimura, CEO of Xcoo, Inc.

Dr. Shinpaku

2022/09/15

Technology of Japanese start-up featured by doctors (Series #24)

The First Part: Promoting Social Implementation of Genome Medicine with Information Technology, Xcoo

In recent years, there has been tremendous development in cancer genome medicine. “Chrovis,” which analysis genome information for cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, as well as for cutting-edge research and development will be explained.

Dr. Shinpaku

2022/08/04

Technology of Japanese start-up featured by doctors (Series #21)

The Second Part: TechDoctor Moving Toward an Era Where Data Improves “Wellness”

TechDoctor announced in June of this year that it had raised 500 million Japanese yen in a Series A round. We will explain the company's technology, focusing on an interview with Kazushu Minato, CEO of TechDoctor, a fast-growing medical data analysis startup.

Dr. Shinpaku

2022/07/21

Technology of Japanese start-up featured by doctors (Series #20)

The First Part: TechDoctor Moving Toward an Era Where Data Improves “Wellness”

Digital biomarkers, which can acquire and analyze data that is difficult to obtain with conventional biomarkers, can contribute to shorter time to diagnosis and earlier treatment. The “SelfDoc.” wearable outpatient solution for psychiatry and the “SelfBase” medical data analysis platform developed by TechDoctor, Inc. which is involved in the development of digital biomarkers will be explained.

Dr. Shinpaku

2022/03/15

Technology of Japanese start-up featured by doctors (Series #17)

The second part: Medmain that Creates a World where Necessary Medical Services Can Be Accessed Anywhere, Anytime with AI

MedMain, a company that develops and provides the pathology AI analysis solution "PidPort," has been selected as a J-Startup company by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and is a startup with high expectations for the future. Dr. Shinpaku interviewed Mr. Osamu Iizuka, the founder and CEO of MedMain. In this article, we will share the contents of the interview.

Dr. Shinpaku

2021/08/16

Physicians' Expectations of DX in Clinical Practice (Series #4)

The second part: Diagnostic imaging system to assist the diagnosis of physicians

In this fourth issue of the series, we present the second part of “Diagnostic imaging system to assist the diagnosis of physicians.” This issue describes diagnostic imaging software that are expected to be further developed based on the perspectives and experiences of general internists.

Junpei Kobayashi MD

2021/07/28

Physicians' Expectations of DX in Clinical Practice (Series #3)

The first part: Diagnostic imaging system to assist the diagnosis of physicians

Dr. Kobayashi, a general internist, takes a look at diagnostic imaging system that assist physicians in diagnosis as one of the DX expected in clinical practice. This is the first part of a two-part series, “CT Image Reading Assistance: Advances in Technology.”  

Junpei Kobayashi MD

2021/07/08

Internists' Expectations of DX in Clinical Practice (Series #2)

The second part: Diagnostic aid software for physicians

“Anticipated Problems”
In this second part of the series, following the first part, "Expectations for digital technology to assist diagnosis," we present the second part, "Anticipated problems.”

Junpei Kobayashi MD

2021/06/21

Physicians' Expectations of DX in Clinical Practice (Series #1)

The first part: Diagnostic aid software for physicians

Expectations for digital technology to assist diagnosis
In this two-part series, we will provide “Physicians' Expectations of DX in Clinical Practice.” with the first part focusing on "expected digital technologies for assisted diagnosis," and the second part on "anticipated problems."

Junpei Kobayashi MD

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Vol. 92 (Issued at 2023/07/25)

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