March 22, 2023
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc. (Head Office: Naruto, Tokushima, Japan; President and Representative Director: Shinichi Ogasawara; "OPF") has acquired an equity stake in Frontier Field, Inc. (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan; Representative Director, President and CEO: Yasuyuki Sato; "Frontier Field"), which provides Nichibyo Mobile, a smartphone service exclusively for medical institutions.
Even today, many medical institutions still use PHS, paper and FAX for communication among healthcare professionals. However, environmental changes, such as the workstyle reform for doctors, which will take effect in April 2024, are expected to further accelerate efforts at medical institutions to adopt digital transformation (DX) that guarantees a higher level of information security. Against this backdrop, under the corporate vision of "Promoting Digital Transformation at Health Systems by creating an ICT platform for healthcare," Frontier Field provides a smartphone service called Nichibyo Mobile, which realizes DX of healthcare organizations in a secure environment to medical institutions around the country. They also develop and provide applications to promote the workstyle reform in healthcare settings.
Based on the management vision of "The Best Partner in Clinical Nutrition," OPF is developing services that contribute not only to pharmaceutical products and functional foods, but also to the prevention and treatment of patients and healthcare professionals through the use of digital technologies. Creating new value by combining products and services, we are working to provide solutions that contribute to healthcare, ranging from prevention to recovery.
OPF will invest in Frontier Field, and in the future, we will aim to further contribute to the healthcare field with a view to offering our own services utilizing the ICT platform of Frontier Field. Taking advantage of this capital participation, we will further address various needs in healthcare settings and provide innovative solutions that solve problems.
Based on the corporate philosophy of "Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide," the Otsuka Group is dedicated to contributing to the health of people around the world.