Division of Clinical Research and Trials Personal Health Record (PHR) Utilization Project


Key Fields Other Programs
R&D phase None
Division of Clinical Research and Trials, Department of Clinical Research and Trials
E-mail: rinsho-ict"AT"amed.go.jp(Replace"AT"with @.)

Japan has now become a super-aged society and is facing a variety of problems including bulging social security expenses and a decreasing working-age population. An effective solution to the problems is to maintain and enhance public health and realize a society that enjoys health and longevity. To this end, it is necessary to connect local medical institutions and nursing service providers in ICT networks, while also allowing each individual to obtain their personal health / medical / nursing data via an electrical health record (EHR) system. With each individual enabled to spontaneously manage, distribute and utilize their personal data, they will have access to a variety of the services that they desire, which should, in turn, enhance the quality of health / medical / nursing services. Furthermore, when individuals become fully aware of the benefit of using such services based on their personal health / medical / nursing data (personal health record: PHR), the accrual of PHR data in chronological order can be promoted for clinical research, which is anticipated to contribute to the advancement of medical science in Japan.

Under this project, research is promoted to explore information collaboration models and methods with the aim of solving technological problems that stand in the way of allowing PHRs to be equipped with a function for chronologically managing personal health / medical / nursing information.

Management and Evaluation Framework

PS (Program Supervisor)
  • Tetsuo Sakamaki, M.D., Ph.D., Vice-Principal, Takasaki Medical Association Nursing School
PO (Program Officer)
  • Katsuhiko Takabayashi, M.D., Ph.D., Counselor, Sanwa Hospital

Last updated 2018.5.24