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Medical Network Group

We, Medical Network Group, are developing "Home Health Network" and "RedoxNavi Health Network" jointly with Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. "Home Health Network" aims at preventive effort of illness and health-promotion for our society. "Redox Navi Health Network" has been established based on our own research achievements as well as the most current findings on human health through scientific evidence-based medicine. Our goal is to make people in Kyushu feel secure and safe in our society by giving our research achievements back to the community.

Since early 2000s, European Union (EU) has been developing Electric Health Record (EHR) and Personal Health Record (PHR), and been headed in the direction of unifying management of medical information by using citizen numbering system. In 2009, development of EHR was strongly supported by the Obama administration and "Meaningful Use Project" is scheduled to kick off from 2011 in the United States. On the other hand, Japan has announced "E-Japan Strategy" in January, 2001 and medical information age started to kick in. Starting in July 2003, "E-Japan Strategy II" started Standardized Structured Medical Information Exchange (SS-MIX) by Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare. In 2009, "New Growth Strategy" was formulated under the catchphrase of revival of community bond, and it promoted:(1) Research and development, and practical applications of telemedicine system(2) Collaborative network among medical and healthcare providers(3) Establishment of home life-supporting tools utilizing information-communication technology

It is implicitly suggested that a variety kinds of diseases such as lifestyle-related diseases and cancer are triggered and developed when the balance of redox state in the body collapses, due to over production of reactive oxygen species. What would be possible if the change in redox state could be monitored? Probably, our challenging question of "Am I becoming ill?" could be answered someday. Therefore, in Innovation Center for Medical Redox Navigation, we are curiously motivated to work for "monitoring", "manipulating" and "treating" the imbalance of redox state in the body. As a first step to help prevent diseases as well as support local residents' health, Medical Network Group is planning to build Home-Health Network, which is a network connecting the innovation center and each of local residents via the Internet. The network allows the residents to keep track of their health. In addition, everyday access to their health records lets the residents increase their awareness of their own health and "how monitoring redox state contributes to improve their lifestyle for health".

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Kyushu University

Keiji Yasukawa Leader of Medical Network Group
Assistant Professor of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Michikazu Nakai Assistant Professor of Medical Network Group
Yukio Ishihara Technical Staff of Medical Network Group

Kyushu Electric Power Co.,Inc.

Kazuma Takada General Manager
Information & Communications Business Department Business Promotion Division Kyushu Electric Power Co.,Inc.
Shunji Fueta Group Manager
New Business Development Group
Information & Communications Business Department Business Promotion Division Kyushu Electric Power Co.,Inc.
Hidenobu Ishida Assistant Manager
New Business Development Group
Information & Communications Business Department Business Promotion Division Kyushu Electric Power Co.,Inc.

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