Smart 119 Inc. (Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, CEO: Taka-aki Nakada), a medical start-up company originating from Chiba University, won the "Grand Prize" at the Chiba City Acceleration Program (C-CAP) held on March 25. Chiba City received the "Grand Prize" in the "Chiba City Acceleration Program" held on March 25.
The Chiba City Acceleration Program (C-CAP) was established in fiscal 2020 as a short-term, intensive program to support individual companies. In fiscal 2020, the Chiba City Acceleration Program (C-CAP) was established as a short-term intensive program to provide individual support to companies. Three companies selected for the program were provided with five months of business growth support (individual mentoring, problem-solving courses, and presentations of results).
◆Dr. Taka-aki Nakada, president of our company, commented on winning the C-CAP Grand Prize
We were selected to participate in the Chiba City Venture Support Program (C-CAP), where we were given programs by instructors and practical guidance by mentors. At the end of the program, I was very happy to receive the Grand Prize. I am especially grateful to Ms. Lijuan Zhang and Mr. Takuya Shiraishi of the C-CAP Administration Office for taking charge of the project. Thank you very much. We will continue to contribute to a virtuous cycle of improved medical care and economic growth in Chiba City through development that solves problems in the medical field.
◆About the selection of the "Chiba City Acceleration Program"
Smart119 Inc. has been selected as the first student of this program based on the following conditions.
(1) Full of enthusiasm for achieving goals and business growth
(2) Have a vision of future business expansion throughout Japan and overseas
(3) Aims to solve social issues and create new value.
The fact that we were selected as one of the first students for the Chiba City Acceleration Program (C-CAP), which was established with the With/After Corona era in mind, and that we were selected for the Grand Prize is a result of the evaluation of our company's embodiment of the management philosophy "Creating future medical care that provides peace of mind," our achievements, and our future potential.
Smart119 Inc. was established in the field of emergency medical services, and has been working on the development of systems to solve problems that exist in the field. Local medical care is obligated to protect the lives of residents, and solving medical issues is a social contribution that brings peace of mind to residents. To this end, we have been researching and developing both hardware and software, and have been creating new value for medical care through manufacturing, sales, operation and management, and related consulting. We are convinced that this will be beneficial to medical care throughout Japan and overseas.
The Chiba Outstanding Corporate Executive Award, sponsored by the Chiba Industrial Club, recognizes outstanding management skills with the aim of promoting small and medium-sized businesses in Chiba Prefecture. The awards are given to managers who have a "high entrepreneurial spirit" and practice "business growth and development.
The Himawari Venture Development Foundation aims to support venture businesses in Chiba Prefecture, contribute to the healthy development and revitalization of the prefecture's economy, and improve the lives of its citizens.
-Reasons for selection for the Himawari Venture Development Fund Award
The award is given to a team of emergency physicians from Chiba University Hospital who are well versed in the field of medicine and have teamed up with experts in the IT field to digitize medical care, as well as to a team of venture entrepreneurs who are leading effective activities in cooperation with Chiba City.
This award is a recognition of our company's management philosophy of "creating future medical care with peace of mind", and we will continue to work with originality and innovation to further contribute to society for better medical care.
Taka-aki Nakada, President of the Company, received the Himawari Venture Development Fund Award at the 25th Chiba Prefecture Outstanding Corporate Executive Awards.
Chiba University Hospital, which uses the "Smart:DR" disaster countermeasure system for medical institutions, began vaccinating about 2,600 of its employees against the new coronavirus infection on March 15. On March 16, the next day after the vaccination, a function to centrally manage the occurrence of adverse reactions by requesting employees who have been vaccinated to report their body temperature, physical condition, and attendance status through "Smart:DR" went into operation.
With the start of the vaccination of healthcare workers against COVID-19, about 20,000 people are required to keep a health observation logbook, and it is necessary to consolidate and report the contents written on paper in an analog manner.
We have updated the existing disaster countermeasure system for medical institutions, "Smart:DR", which has a "staff health information management function", to add "post-vaccination value" in order to reduce the burden on the busy medical staff and to enable correct data to be collected as soon as possible.
By using this system, it is possible to streamline health management operations by eliminating the steps required for filling out and submitting documents and entering data into a PC.
For details, please refer to the press release below.
Smart:DR" for Health Management after Corona Vaccination Begins to be Used at Chiba University Hospital
Smart:DR was featured in the March 20, 2021 issue of the Kyushu Medical Journal.
Smart:DR is a disaster countermeasure system developed for medical institutions and is equipped with a "staff health information management function" including the input of "post-vaccination side reactions". Medical staff who have been vaccinated are now required to keep a health observation logbook, but this system reduces the burden by eliminating the need to fill in and store paper forms. The system will also contribute to data collection on signs of adverse reactions after vaccination by collecting data on body temperature and physical condition, which are entered daily by many staff members.
◆About "Smart:DR," a disaster response system for medical institutions
-Easy input of health information, efficiency of aggregation and centralized management with little effort-
Every day at a certain time, a notification with the URL of the questionnaire form will be sent to the staff's smartphones or other devices via LINE or e-mail. The staff member selects their temperature, physical condition, and attendance status from the screen and replies with a single click (Patent Registration No. 6166114). The replied data is stored in the server and automatically managed centrally. This eliminates the need to fill out and submit forms and input data into a PC, making health management more efficient.
-Functionality based on a thorough understanding of the medical field-
In the case of staff members who have tested positive and have been placed on home leave, the "Staff Health Management Function" can be used to grasp their recent work status and extract candidates for intensive contact within the hospital based on detailed body temperature information. The system provides items based on a medical point of view to aggregate and manage high quality health information and prevent clusters from occurring.
-Ability to respond to emergencies during disasters and flexibility of implementation-
The system provides centralized management to expedite emergency response in the event of a large-scale disaster (e.g., confirming the safety of staff, convening a limited number of DMATs, etc., and assigning personnel to first-aid stations). The system flexibly responds to regulations and emergency measures that vary from medical institution to medical institution, and provides an optimized system. The system is designed with a view to smooth transition of operations while utilizing existing systems.
◆Introduction of the "Smart:DR" disaster countermeasure system for medical institutions
Smart:DR" was developed as a disaster countermeasure system for medical institutions to support information sharing and redeployment of personnel to emergency sites in the event of a disaster, terrorist attack, or other emergency. The system has already been introduced at Shimane University Hospital and Rinku General Medical Center, and the Osaka Acute and General Medical Center has tested the effectiveness of the "Staff Health Management System" to centrally manage the health status of its staff, demonstrating its effectiveness in preventing cluster outbreaks.
Health Management DX after New Corona Vaccination] Trial operation at Osaka Acute and General Medical Center started on March 8.
Rinku General Medical Center Begins Using Adverse Reaction Check and Health Management System after New Corona Vaccination
Kyushu Medical Journal
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"Dos (○) and Don'ts (×) in school life under Covid-19 pandemic"
Taka-aki Nakata, Professor, Department of Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine, Chiba University
◆Point 1: Things you can/should do on campus (○)
・Keep about 2 meters away from people as much as possible.
・Get vaccinated against influenza and new coronaviruses.
・Wash your hands frequently.
・When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with a handkerchief and wash your hands afterwards.
・Wear a mask.
◆Point 2: What to be careful about on campus (x)
・Do not gather in classrooms or cafeterias for lunch, as this is the same as having a dinner party.
・Do not sing or talk loudly at karaoke or other gatherings.
・Do not go to crowded places.
・Do not enter poorly ventilated rooms.
・Do not share things.
◆Point 3: Things you can/should do off campus (○)
・Play in places close to home.
・Get together virtually.
・If possible, get together only with people you live with.
・If you want to get together with people you don't live with, do it outdoors.
・Bring your own food, drink, tools, etc.
＜Background of the project＞
Voices from the field of education
・Difficult terms and abbreviated words are difficult for students to understand, and it is difficult to teach them how to prevent infection.
・It is difficult to teach students how to prevent infection.
・We believe that one of the reasons for the spread of infection is that children and students develop misunderstandings in this situation and are not taking preventive actions.
In making this film from the medical front
・Focus on what should be communicated to students, such as what they should be careful about in school life.
・Replace the word with something that can be experienced in school life.
- "Restaurant meetings": An image of an evening restaurant or drinking meeting that involves serving customers → Lunch scene at school.
- "Lunchtime karaoke": An image of karaoke during the daytime when elderly people gather → A scene of karaoke after school.
- "3 mitsu": Only the word is used and the image of the content is not clear → close, dense, and hermetic should be noted.
In the "Medical Knowledge Manga Series" provided by Smart119, we have covered how to wear a mask, mental care, and countermeasures against new coronavirus infections in restaurants, based on the insights of emergency and intensive care physicians and medical professionals. This information is already being used effectively in many public institutions. We have received many requests from educational institutions such as universities, kindergartens, and elementary, junior high, and high schools to adopt measures to prevent infectious diseases in school life before the spring season for entering and moving up to higher education.
In the media coverage of infectious disease prevention, there is a tendency that students do not understand the content correctly because of medical terminology and the word "kaishoku" which is associated with "meetings where there is entertainment and drinking. Against this background, educational institutions are finding it difficult to provide educational guidance on infection prevention.
This work is divided into "good things" and "things to be careful about" in the school life of coronary heart disease, and teaches how to lead a healthy school life with friendly cartoons and plain words.