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PHR Service Business Association (Tentative Name) to Be Established

- Accelerating the creation of an environment where service industries that make use of Personal Health Records (PHRs) can flourish -

June 20, 2022

A PHR service makes use of a person's health and medical data (Personal Health Record - PHR) like health checkup information, pedometer records, and blood pressure data to allow users to utilize it in their daily life and during visits to medical institutions. PHR services show great promise as a new industry.
On June 16, 2022, 15 companies that offer PHR services (e.g., health apps, insurance, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices from various industries) came together and announced the establishment of the PHR Service Business Association (tentative name). They aim to establish the association in early FY2023.
The PHR Service Business Association (tentative name) will examine standardizing health and medical data held by various entities for its effective use, and developing rules to promote the improvement of the quality of PHR services.
METI will continue to work together with the association to help the PHR service industry grow in order to improve convenience for users and create new industries.

1. Outline of the event

Name: Announcement of the Establishment of the PHR Service Business Association (tentative name)
Date: June 16, 2022 (Thu.) 16:30-17:00
Venue: ANA InterContinental Hotel Tokyo


  1. Considerations concerning standards
  2. Considerations concerning quality of service
  3. Announcement of the "Statement regarding the Establishment of the Organization"

Participating companies (in the order of Japanese syllabary) / Attendees(The title of each executive was at the time of the event.):

2. Summary of the results

SAKURADA Kengo, Group CEO, Director, Chairman, and Representative Executive Officer, Sompo Holdings, Inc.

NAKAMURA Kazuo, Ph. D., Representative Director, Chairman and CEO, CMIC HOLDINGS Co., Ltd.

MORITA Kei, Managing Executive Officer and Director, KDDI Corporation

3. For inquiries related to the association

PHR Service Business Association (tentative name) establishment preparation office (Accenture plc)
Contact: Wada, Matsumoto, Mukai
Email: metiphr@accenture.com

Division in Charge

Healthcare Industries Division, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group