Tetsuo Sakamaki

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The Japanese medical care system, highly rated internationally, has recently experienced a crisis that has placed a burden on all of its citizens, providers, and payers, due to the expansion of medical expenditures in rapidly aging society with the stagnant economy. To address this, in April 2003, Japan implemented a case-mix payment system, instead of(More)
Radiofrequency identification (RFID) applications have the capability to obtain real-time information on the location and properties of tagged people or objects. The efficiency and safety of the new RFID system (UHF band, 953 MHz) were tested in our hospital. We examined whether 1 to 4 persons and medical equipment with IC tags were captured by RFID readers(More)
This study analyzed the arrangement (floor locations) of outpatient units for patients receiving multiple consultations. The Hospital Information System data from November 1, 2009 to September 30, 2012 of the Gunma University Hospital were used. The floor arrangements of the outpatient units were analyzed for outpatients who had received multiple(More)
We evaluated the safety and efficacy of the combined use of remote medical services for patients with stroke, cancer, neuromuscular diseases, and other conditions, who are being cared for at home. This study was conducted as a part of a multicenter joint trial supported by the Health and Labour Sciences Research Grant for the 'Comparative Study of the home(More)
Today, the number of foreign residents in Japan is increasingdue to globalization. However, Japan is behind other advanced countries in accepting oversea patients. Japan has to improve medical institutions' readiness to accept foreign patients, and nurture medical interpreters. To address these issues, we developed a language support application for smart(More)