Japan has three levels of government: national, prefectural and local. There are 47 prefectures in the country, with an average population of roughly 2.5 million in each prefecture. In that sense, Kyoto Prefecture has a fairly typical population profile, with most of its 2.6 million residents living in Kyoto City – Japan’s ancient capital. However, Kyoto lies within the greater Osaka urban area, which is home to more than 16 million people, and ranks second only to the greater Tokyo urban area’s 30 million-plus population. Proximity to such a large metropolitan conglomeration presents both challenges and opportunities when dealing with healthcare for the elderly.
Due to its super aging population and rapidly increasing healthcare costs, the Kyoto Prefectural Government recognized the need to find a solution that would address these issues by providing its elderly residents with cost-effective and comprehensive medical support services.
Fujitsu used its CRMate cloud service to develop the Secure Home Convalescence Hospital Registration System. This is the first system in Japan that provides an end-to-end support service to enable elderly residents to remain in their local communities for as long as possible.
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