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2022.04.18

Smart119 held "Next Generation Emergency Medicine Symposium 2022 in Yamanashi"

On March 14, Smart119 held "Next Generation Emergency Medicine Symposium 2022 in Yamanashi" at Furunaya Hotel (Kofu city, Yamanashi prefecture) to report the results from the demonstration experiment of our emergency information sharing system Smart119 (Patent No. 6875734), which was selected for the "TRY! YAMANASHI! Demonstration Experiment Support Project."
The symposium consisted of two parts: in the first part, results from the demonstration experiment was reported, and in the second part, a panel discussion "The Current State and Challenges of Emergency Medical Care in Yamanashi" was held by three doctors, Takaaki Nakada M.D. (representative of Smart119), Fumiaki Iwase M.D. and Takeshi Moriguchi M.D., who are involved in acute and emergency medicine in Yamanashi. The symposium was also streamed online, and there were more than 500 participants from over 250 fire departments and medical institutions nationwide.

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In the begging, results from the Smart119 demonstration experiment was reported. The experiment was conducted from January to February 2022 at the aim of "improving the efficiency of emergency transportation" by the East Yamanashi Fire Headquarters, Yamanashi Prefectural Central Hospital, Yamanashi Kosei Hospital, Yamanashi University Hospital, and Kyohoku Fire Headquarters. The experiment compared the time spent to negotiate with a hospital and determine the destination between "making regular phone calls" and "using the Smart119 tablet terminal-based batch request and information sharing system." It was reported that the Smart119 system reduced the time for negotiation and selection by approximately 70% and received a high evaluation by the Yamanashi prefecture.

In the following panel discussion, the three doctors engaged in a lively debate about the ideal form of community medicine to protect the lives of the residents.


■Speakers
Facilitator
・Dr. Takaaki Nakada(Representative of Smart119 Inc.; Professor of Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine)

Panelists
・Dr. Fumiaki Iwase(General Manager of Emergency Services, Yamanashi Central Hospital)
・Dr. Takeshi Moriguchi(Director of Department of Emergency Medicine, Yamanashi University Hospital)

The discussion was held on 6 themes set in advance: "Impressions about the Smart119 demonstration experiment", "Introduction of Smart119 use in Chiba University Hospital", "Examples of successful decisions made by rescue workers", "Requests from doctors to rescue workers", "Activities of in-house rescue workers", "Expectations against rescue workers".

When Dr. Iwase and Dr. Moriguchi was asked about the impressions of participating in the Smart119 demonstration experiment, they gave high remarks to the system saying that "Smart119 can enhance the safety of emergency medicine. Since the minimum information is displayed in text on the smartphone screen, the situation can be understood in a glance, the time required to make a decision can be reduced, and communication errors can be reduced."

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Dr. Fumiaki Iwase(General Manager of Emergency Services, Yamanashi Central Hospital)

On the topic of communication between the emergency rescue team and the medical institution, the case of an accidental "amputated finger" was cited as an example in which communication between the two parties is difficult. "It is difficult to determine from the rescue team's verbal description alone whether it is possible to reattach the amputated finger. If information is instantly provided in images and videos, doctors will be able to make quick decisions and provide better medical care," suggested Dr. Nakada. Dr. Iwase stated, "There are hurdles in terms of information leakage and privacy infringement, but if it is possible to directly link the emergency scene and medical institutions in a manner that guarantees communication security, I would like to consider it."

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Dr. Takaaki Nakada(Representative of Smart119 Inc.; Professor of Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine)

Based on the premise of protecting information by enhancing security, Dr. Nakada proposed the introduction of "smart glasses" to the emergency scene. "If doctors could observe the patient in real time through eyeglass-shaped wearable glasses worn by the rescue workers, many difficulties about the communication conflicts between rescue teams and medical institutions can be solved. I envision such a future through Smart119", he said.

Another hot topic in the medical industry in recent years, "in-hospital rescue workers," also came up for discussion. Based on a case of employing an in-hospital rescue worker at Yamanashi Prefectural Central Hospital, they discussed its ideal situation. At the end of the symposium, rescue workers, whose job role is getting wider, received messages from the doctors as "I expect them to work harder than ever before, but I also want them to be aware that the scope and depth of their responsibilities are expanding" (Dr. Moriguchi), and "The majority of emergency patients are elderly people with intrinsic or underlying illnesses. In order to accurately assess their conditions on site, it is necessary to accumulate medical knowledge. I hope they continue to acquire knowledge with high aspirations" (Dr. Iwase).

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Dr. Takeshi Moriguchi(Director of Department of Emergency Medicine, Yamanashi University Hospital)

During the panel discussion, we received numerous questions from many participants watching online, confirming the high demand for this field and the high expectations for Smart119, and giving us a valuable opportunity to understand the current perceptions and issues among healthcare professionals. We would like to apply what we have learned for our future activities.

2022.04.04

【Important】Alert concerning spam emails impersonating our employees (Email Spoofing)

We have confirmed the fact that a "spoofed email" was sent by a third party impersonating one of our employees on or about March 17,2022.

If you receive an email from our employees whose sender and address does not match, or which you have no idea who sent, please delete the mail and do not open either the mail or the attached files, or click on the written URL. We ask for your understanding.

We are taking all possible precautions to ensure information security, including the prevention of unauthorized access. We ask for your understanding and cooperation as we continue to strengthen our countermeasures.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact us at info@smart119.biz.

2022.04.04

(Now available) Our medical business continuity support system "respon:sum" is now available on "Cotocellar", an IT service matching website for medical institutions.

Our medical business continuity support system "respon:sum" is now available on "Cotocellar", an IT service matching website run by MC Healthcare, Inc, who provides comprehensive support for hospital operations.
Medical institutions nationwide are required to formulate a "Business Continuity Plan (BCP)" in order to ensure the continuity and early recovery of medical business in emergency situations such as disasters, terrorism, and pandemics.
Interest in BCP is particularly increasing during this COVID-19 pandemic, where medical institutions report cases in which the number of infected staff members increase and the continuity of medical business is at risk.
"Cotocellar" aims to improve operational efficiency, management, and quality of medical care through digital transformation and "respon:sum" was adopted for the first time in the risk management and BCP solution section.

Page for respon:sum
https://www.cotocellar.com/issue?taxonomy_solution[]=bcp

2022.04.04

COVI-CO" adds "Patient Information Sharing Function (Registration of Pregnancy Information by Family Obstetricians)" to "COVI-CO"

■Press Release
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000065.000056624.html

We are pleased to announce that we have added "Patient Information Sharing Function (Registration of Pregnancy Information by Family Obstetricians)" to "COVI-CO Covid-19 Coordination Powered by respon:sum," a supporting system for coordinating hospitalizations of pregnant women infected with COVID-19, which was introduced in Chiba prefecture in October 2021.
In response to an incident that occurred in Chiba prefecture last August, in which a transportation destination could not be found for a 29-week pregnant woman infected with COVID-19, resulting in premature labor at home and the death of her newborn baby, the prefecture has developed and put into operation a new type of a supporting system to coordinate hospitalization for COVID-19 infected pregnant women, "COVI-CO Covid-19 Coordination Powered by respon:sum". As of January this year, this system has contributed to coordinating hospitalization for five COVID-19 infected pregnant women.

The newly added "Patient Information Sharing Function (Registration of Pregnancy Information by Family Obstetricians)" is a function for sharing information on COVID-19 clinical symptoms and pregnancy (delivery history, expected delivery date, underlying disease, complications and obstetric abnormalities, etc.) held by family obstetricians (hospitals and clinics) in Chiba Prefecture registered in this system. The information will be shared in advance with the perinatal maternal and child health care center, etc., to contribute to speeding up the hospitalization adjustment process.

2022.04.04

respon:sum" was introduced at Kobe Kyodo Hospital

■Press Release
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000064.000056624.html

We are pleased to announce that "respon:sum", our medical business continuity support system was introduced and started operation by Kobe Medical Cooperative Association Kobe Kyodo Hospital.
The hospital, located in Nagata-ku, Kobe City, the area struck in the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, provided disaster medical care as the relief station. Based on this experience, the hospital has been promoting a business continuity plan (BCP) to minimize damage and provide quick medical care in the event of a disaster. This system, developed in accordance with the BCP for disasters that all medical institutions nationwide are required to formulate, will improve the hospital's provision of disaster medical care.

Kobe Medical Cooperative Association Kobe Kyodo Hospital is a hospital with approximately 350 employees and 167 beds (86 general, 48 recovery-phase rehabilitation, 19 palliative care, and 14 community comprehensive care) that provides comprehensive medical and nursing care from acute to chronic phases with the aim of offering "reliable medical care available for anyone, anytime". It is a medical institution close to the community, providing home and institutional support in cooperation with local health, welfare, and other medical institutions, and actively responding to requests for hospitalization and examinations from general practitioners through the establishment of a "Community Medical Department Community Relations Section".

"respon:sum" was developed in accordance with the business continuity plan (BCP), which is designed for hospitals and companies to minimize damage and ensure business continuity and recovery in emergency situations such as disasters or terrorist attacks. The "respon:sum App Version," which can be used on PCs in hospitals and digital terminals (smartphones and tablets) owned by each staff member, has functions to confirm the safety of hospital staff, request assembly, and distribute messages simultaneously, supporting the assembly and organization of staff in the event of a disaster. In addition, the "Deployment Department Map" function enables the sharing of information on personnel assignments to multiple first-aid stations in the disaster area, making it possible to construct a flexible disaster medical care system in a disaster area where conditions can change rapidly.

Kobe Kyodo Hospital conducted a trial operation of "respon:sum" during a disaster evacuation drill in October 2021, and confirmed its effectiveness in supporting disaster medical care, leading to its introduction. The hospital is located in Nagata-ku, Kobe City, the disaster area of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake (Jan 1995), and has experience of serving as a rescue center for disaster victims. The "respon:sum" system, which can be used on each staff member's digital terminals, will strengthen the hospital's disaster countermeasures to support the lives of local residents from a medical standpoint.

◆respon:sum features
・Staff safety confirmation and emergency communication
・Real time monitoring of staff gathering status in emergency cases
・One-click reply. No login required
・The display board function available also during normal times.
・Provides an app version for digital terminals (smartphones and tablets).

◆"respon:sum" website
https://smart119.biz/responsum/

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