Koga Software Co., Ltd.
Koga Software, Kansai Medical University, Nippon Ham, Heiwado to start frailty prevention program using healthcare DX system from March 28 From food supermarket. Aiming for sustainable social security by promoting health “after shopping”. Measures against corona frailty with “exercise and nutrition guidance instructions (exercise prescription)” by health sports doctors.
Koga Software Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Taito-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Shoji Koga, hereinafter referred to as Koga Software) has started offering a frailty prevention program that utilizes the Healthcare DX system for people with little interest in health. increase.
Koga Software/Nipponham Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kita-ku, Osaka, President: Yoshihide Hata, hereinafter referred to as Nippon Ham) Heiwado Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Hikone City, Shiga Prefecture, President and CEO: Masatsugu Hiramatsu, hereinafter referred to as Heiwado) The three companies have concluded a joint research agreement for a social collaboration course “Science of health through diet and exercise” at Kansai Medical University (location: Hirakata City, Osaka Prefecture; hereinafter referred to as Kansai Medical University). In this course, we aim to “promote behavioral changes and improve lifestyle habits among people who are unconcerned about their health.” program).
■ About the frailty prevention program using the healthcare DX system [Image 1
This program will be held every Tuesday from the end of March to the end of June 2023 at the Heiwado shopping center Al Plaza Hikone (Hikone City, Shiga Prefecture) as a total of 12 programs. Taking advantage of food supermarkets, where everyone can easily stop by, Nippon Ham will provide “guidance on correct food knowledge” for seniors aged 65 and over, and Kansai Medical University will provide “exercise guidance based on medical knowledge”.
By linking participants and instructors with the healthcare DX system “Medical Fitness (R)” developed by Koga Software, we will provide a safe and highly effective frailty prevention program.
[Implementation guidelines for this program]
Every Tuesday from March 28, 2023 to June 27, 2023 (one program with 12 sessions)
March 28 (Tue), April 4 (Tue), April 11 (Tue), April 18 (Tue), April 25 (Tue), May 2 (Tue), May 9 (Tue), May 16 (Tue),
May 30 (Tue), June 6 (Tue), June 13 (Tue), June 27 (Tue),
*There will be no events on May 23rd and June 20th. The first and last rounds are centered around measurements.
* Recruitment for this time has ended, but we are recruiting for the second course (from July).
Al Plaza Hikone 4th Floor Minna no Hiroba
・People aged 65 or over who have a HOP card
・ Those who can participate in all 12 programs
・Those who agree to the provision and use of personal information by answering a questionnaire in advance.
* Participation fee, teaching materials fee, and rental device usage fee are free.
Four. Implementation content
In the classroom, we provide correct food knowledge and exercise programs based on medical evidence.
・ Exercise: Guidance mainly online with a health exercise instructor at Kansai Medical University Hospital
・Nutrition: Staff with knowledge of Nippon Ham and Kansai Medical University provide correct knowledge
■ About the social collaboration course joint research project “Science of health through diet and exercise”
With the aim of building a model for a healthy society through a virtuous cycle of food and exercise, we will report on a project jointly conducted by Koga Software, Kansai Medical University, Nippon Ham, and Heiwado, which have signed a joint research agreement for social collaboration courses.
[Background of the project]
Sarcopenia, a symptom of decreased muscle mass due to aging in seniors, is likely to lead to frailty (weakness), and the risk of lifestyle-related diseases, dementia, myocardial infarction, etc. is higher than ever. These risks are not only due to health problems, but also due to increases in medical expenses and nursing care benefits. According to a trial calculation in 2018, social security benefits will reach 190 trillion in 2040, and the data was announced. Since this was before the corona disaster, it is expected that the financial situation will actually be even tighter.
[Koga Software working on healthcare DX since 2012]
Koga Software has been working on system development of healthcare DX jointly with Kansai Medical University since 2012 as a social contribution project in the healthcare field. So far, we have developed an exercise drug issuing system using AI and verified the effect of suppressing medical expenses, and developed an exercise and nutrition guidance instruction (exercise prescription) issuing function. We have built a service model for providing exercise therapy in cooperation with medical institutions in the city.
From these verifications and data, the existence of “people who are not interested in exercise” has emerged as an issue. According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare’s “Implementation Status of Specific Health Checkups and Specific Health Guidance”, it is reported that the number of people aged 40 and over who undergo specific health checkups is less than 50%. It has been.
Patients with lifestyle-related diseases have a relatively high risk of death if their exercise capacity (endurance) is low, so it is important to encourage people who are not interested in exercise to exercise. , Doctors are not exercise experts, so they cannot give specific guidance on exercise content. Therefore, Koga Software focuses on exercise therapy “EIM (exercise medicine / exercise prescription * 2)” in which a health and sports doctor (* 1) prescribes an appropriate amount of exercise for an individual. We have built a healthcare DX system that promotes it.
*1 Health and Sports Doctors = Not only medical examinations but also medical checks and exercise prescriptions for people who exercise, and medical guidance and advice on exercise to various exercise
instructors, etc., Japan Medical Association. A doctor accredited by *2 EIM = Abbreviation for “Exercise is Medicine.” Established in 2007 by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), it is used in over 40 countries around the world.
In this project, senior participants’ health checks (vital
measurements, motor function tests) are performed, and the data is sent from a specialized system to a health and sports doctor. Exercise and nutrition guidance instructions (exercise prescriptions) created based on the data are distributed to exercise instructors in advance. We provide safe and effective exercise programs for seniors and patients with lifestyle-related diseases.
[Building a health promotion business model with healthcare DX] [Image 6
In order to avoid the risk of lifestyle-related diseases, it is very important to consciously consume protein in daily meals and to increase and maintain muscle mass by adding moderate exercise. Through Healthcare DX, Koga Software integrates sports/exercise therapy and interventions to increase physical activity into the Japanese medical system to promote local health, leading to the resolution of social issues and a sustainable society. We aim to create
■ About Koga Software Co., Ltd.
Koga Software Co., Ltd., a system developer, is working to realize a sustainable social security with the management philosophy of contributing to the development of Japan and the welfare of the Japanese people through the development of computer systems. With the software and infrastructure development business as the pillar of our business, we are working on social contribution projects in the areas of transportation, health, and the environment by applying our accumulated technology and knowledge. Since the establishment of the company, we have focused on improving the technical level of all employees by supporting them in acquiring qualifications, aiming to become an elite group of engineers.
Koga Software Co., Ltd.
Head office location: 4th floor, Hirokoji Building, 1-17-6 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0005
Phone number: 03-3833-0733
Established: March 21, 2000
Representative Director: Shoji Koga
Business: System development and social contribution business URL: https://www.kogasoftware.com/
[Inquiries regarding this matter]
Koga Software Co., Ltd. Healthcare Service Department Person in charge: Fujisaki Email: email@example.com
Phone number: 03-3833-0733
*Please refrain from making sales-related calls.
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