Feb. 03, 2015
DeNA Co., Ltd.
-DeNA and Sumitomo to Launch Joint Venture- “KenCoM” to support health insurance societies in implementing “data health plans” from April 2015
DeNA Co., Ltd. (head office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, president & CEO: Isao Moriyasu, hereinafter “DeNA”) and Sumitomo Corporation (head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, president: Kuniharu Nakamura, hereinafter “Sumitomo”) will establish a joint venture in order to start a new service named KenCoM (Kenko [“health”] reCommendation Media), to support health insurance societies.
Under the concept “from sickness care to health care,” DeNA is developing its health care business from the viewpoint of disease prevention. Meanwhile, Sumitomo Corporation has been developing advanced ICT health models aimed at improving health and preventing diseases, work entrusted to it by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
DeNA, having strength in the development and operation of IT services, and Sumitomo Corporation, capitalizing on its capabilities in establishing business models and corporate sales, will now set up a joint venture to launch the KenCoM service. Taking the form of a website, the service will aim to provide users with optimally tailored and useful health-related information. Furthermore, KenCoM will be designed to encourage all users, irrespective of their previous level of interest in health, to become proactively engaged in maintaining, improving and promoting their own health. Working together with health insurance societies developing the “data health plans” being promoted by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, the joint venture will also focus on assisting health insurance societies to promote disease prevention projects, pursuing the goal of achieving 10 million users.
KenCoM will centrally manage the health data of users, provide recommendations tailored to the health condition of each user, and offer users fun opportunities for improving their health.
Outline of the service (contents subject to change)
|-||Users can import their own health checkup results and then manage and browse the data in chronological order|
|-||Users are provided with tailored information and advice taken from various information sources, including columns and reports written by health specialists|
|-||Information that matches the interests of each user is selected and displayed based on the user’s browsing history regarding health-related topics|
|-||Various mechanisms, utilizing DeNA’s experience and know-how regarding gaming and gaming services, are included in the service to persuade users to monitor and track their vital data such as pedometer counts and body weight and encourage them to join health-related events and activities, in order for users to become more conscious of their health and stay interested.|
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare requires all health insurance societies to analyze data, including statements of medical expenses, and to establish and implement a “data health plan,” a project plan aimed at maintaining and promoting the health of the insured. Each health insurance society is requested to launch its plan on a full scale starting in fiscal 2015. By analyzing and utilizing electronic data of health check results and statements of medical expenses, it has become possible to implement health-related projects responsive to the health condition of the insured more effectively and efficiently.
-For details, refer to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website
Outline of the joint venture
|Name||:||DeSC Health Care Co., Ltd.|
|Address||:||2-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo|
|Capital||:||300 million yen (Ownership: DeNA 51%, Sumitomo 49%)|
|Representative||:||President Jun Ooi
(General Manager, Health Care Dept., DeNA Co., Ltd.)
|Business line||:||Various healthcare services, centralized on operating the health recommendation media|
Corporate Communications Department,