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Fujitsu IPKNOWLEDGE Improves HR and Payroll Efficiency at Kakogawa City Hospital Organization

Public and private hospital data migrated to new HR and payroll administration system in six months using internal data consolidation solution

Fujitsu Limited

Tokyo and Kakogawa City, Japan, December 20, 2011

Fujitsu Limited and Kakogawa City Hospital Organization today announced the creation of a new HR and payroll administration system using IPKNOWLEDGE, Fujitsu's internal data consolidation solution for public sector institutions. Kakogawa City Hospital Organization is a local independent administrative institution(1) formed through the merger of the former Kakogawa Municipal Hospital (a public hospital with 405 beds) and the former Shinko Kakogawa Hospital (a private hospital with 198 beds). The merger, through which the legal status of the merged entity was converted into an independent administrative institution, was designed to create an independently managed public hospital. IPKNOWLEDGE enabled the personnel data of the two hospitals to be consolidated within a time frame of six months to create a new HR and payroll administration system.

Kakogawa City Hospital Organization, which completed its conversion to become an independent administrative institution, was able to improve efficiencies in its HR and payroll administration by using IPKNOWLEDGE, thereby reducing the amount of time it spends on such tasks without disrupting the provision of medical care to local residents.

Fujitsu is leveraging the expertise it has accumulated with local governments and independent administrative institutions to provide consulting, system configuration, and operational support services to optimize ICT environments and make operations more efficient.


Amid a desire on the part of local governments throughout Japan to have public services operate more autonomously, at lower personnel costs and with streamlined organization, Kakogawa City Hospital Organization was established as a local independent administrative institution. The organization was formed through the merger of a public hospital, Kakogawa Municipal Hospital, and a private hospital, Shinko Kakogawa Hospital. Upon its establishment, Kakogawa City Hospital Organization needed to complete a series of tasks within the relatively short timeframe of six months, such as reconciling the differences in compensation systems between the private hospital and the public hospital; establishing the merged hospital's administrative practices as an independent administrative institution; migrating to a new HR and payroll administration system that conforms to the new administrative practices; and generating personnel data. In order to quickly shift to a new and stable system, Kakogawa City Hospital Organization selected Fujitsu's IPKNOWLEDGE HR and payroll administration system, which has a track record of deployment by Kakogawa City (which formed Kakogawa City Hospital) and over 220 organizations throughout Japan, including local independent administrative institutions, such as Naha City Hospital in Okinawa.

Effects of Deploying the IPKNOWLEDGE HR and Payroll Administration System

As Kakogawa City had already deployed the IPKNOWLEDGE HR and payroll administration system previously, the system can be used by HR and payroll staff at Kakogawa City Hospital Organization without the need for any special training. With the IPKNOWLEDGE HR and payroll administration system, basic data is consolidated in a single database and the data revision process is streamlined by alleviating the need to make changes to multiple tables when modifying HR data for a single person. As well, the new system has led to shorter payroll calculation times, resulting in substantial improvement in the efficiency and speed of HR and payroll operations.

IPKNOWLEDGE HR and Payroll Administration System

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Future Development

In order to continue offering sufficient local healthcare services, Kakogawa City Hospital Organization will employ the IPKNOWLEDGE HR and payroll administration system to foster an environment for maintaining the organization's capabilities as a regional medical center and its managerial independence. This will be enabled through initiatives such as a scheme for managing payroll expenses that can flexibly accommodate variable employment terms for doctors, nurses, and staff.

Going forward, Fujitsu will continue to support Kakogawa City Hospital Organization as a business partner, while delivering an ICT-enabled environment that generates added value.


The system provided by IPKNOWLEDGE centrally manages a wide range of information associated with the internal operations of public sector institutions, including information relevant to accounting, HR, payroll, general affairs, document management, and travel expenses management. In addition to facilitating the coordination of different tasks during times of personnel change, structural reform, budget management, and system reform, the solution also offers an electronic authorization feature that enables all tasks to be authorized from a single screen, thereby enabling improved operational efficiency. Furthermore, all tasks feature a common easy-to-use interface design, making operations uniform and effortless.


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  • [1] Local independent administrative institution:

    An institution that has been granted a legal status independent from a region's local governmental administration and is responsible for certain aspects of policy implementation. Independent administrative institutions aim to revitalize and improve the quality of operations, improve efficiency, achieve self-sustaining operations, and improve transparency.

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This press release has been revised as of December 17, 2018.

Date: 20 December, 2011
City: Tokyo and Kakogawa City, Japan
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