Prof. Michiko Moriyama

Prof. Michiko Moriyama

Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Science, Hiroshima University

Title: Delivering Nursing Care Supported by Research to the World


The necessity of reconstruction of a healthcare service system fit to the era: The transition of disease structure has been shifted from infectious diseases to non-communicable diseases, and to the age of care. The concept of Population Health Management (PHM) has been aroused to deal with the change. The Japanese government has decided to promote the “Data Health Plan” as a modern mechanism of preventive manners for health management, that is obliging all healthcare insurers to analyze data such as user receipt, etc. and formulate health service plans based on the new findings. The insurer can collaborate with the health service provider based on the analysis of health data, thereby can be created a healthier area, early detection of risk reduction management, promotion of care management with a cost-effective way. By using a biometric sensor and the Internet of Things (IoT)/communication means, can be possible to implement projects for cost reduction in the healthcare management. Development of PHM as a strategy: As a translation of the research results, Disease Prevention Program (DPP) Inc. as a Health Partner of the university venture company was established in 2010. Today, healthcare insurers are the nationwide hierarchy based on insurance severity judgment by investigating receipts, health checkup data, etc., from low risk to high risk, telephone, smartphone, tablet terminal; we use tele-monitoring such as sensors to prevent the onset, recurrence, and severity of chronic diseases, etc. centered on self-management education. Now we are developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) for PHM. Currently, we have implemented programs on various chronic diseases and conditions. In future, I plan to expand the coverage of diseases and symptoms, challenge a wide range of complex health conditions, and advance to be overseas using tele-technology. Also, I am considering a project to hire foreign students in Japan and to conduct remote health education programs to their home countries.


April 26, 2018
Session-2: Innovations in Healthcare
Conference room-1st floor
16:00  -  17:40