We see three main problems in community medicine. These are 1) insufficient early identification & testing, which leads to illnesses being overlooked 2) lack of timely intervention, when chances to initiate proper treatment of worsening disease are missed and 3) wasteful spending, which worsens local finances due to duplicated or otherwise unnecessary medical services. By solving these issues, C3 works to optimize community-based healthcare.
3 Key Community Healthcare Issues
C3 Combines 3 Key Aspects
to Solve Community Healthcare Issues
Due to mental illness, an increasing number of people stay at home and suffer from unemployment. While most patients develop symptoms between the ages of 14 and 24, the delay in flagging and identifying them properly allows the disease to worsen and interfere with the patient’s social life. To solve this problem, C3 has started to develop an early detection system using AI. By visualizing the symptoms, we can prevent deterioration and support smooth patient rehabilitation.
Frailty is a syndrome that reduces the vitality of the mind and body and makes even daily life difficult, and osteoporosis makes bones brittle. Both are much more likely to occur as one gets older. And when an elderly person with osteoporosis breaks a bone, he or she often becomes permanently bedridden. C3 is working on the promotion of bone density screening and other measures both to prevent these conditions, and also to help people who have broken bones from falling into frailty, so they can continue their healthy lives.
C3 wants to create a place where women can feel free to discuss problems such as premenstrual syndrome, menopause, breast cancer and osteoporosis. That’s why we started KENKO WOMEN! to run seminars by medical and nutrition experts, “Dokodemo Workshops” to hold events at companies and schools, and “Personal Counseling” to consult with experts individually. We will continue to support women’s health through these connections of wisdom and knowledge.
Is there any way to economically support community medicine? Through trial and error, C3 created our “Medical Expense Optimization” project. By switching from novel drugs to cheaper generic versions (including biosimilars), patient burden can be lessened, and hospital drug and medical costs paid by health insurance associations can be reduced. In our system, doctors who introduce generic drugs can receive incentives from the shared savings enjoyed by the healthcare system. This initiative was positively recognized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s “Gray Zone Elimination System.” If you are interested in optimizing healthcare costs in your area, please contact C3.