Launch of “Health Support Plus” Service to manage workforce health based on desknet’s NEO groupware|News Releases | Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

February 26, 2020

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Nutraceuticals

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Head office: Tokyo, Japan; President: Tatsuo Higuchi) and NEOJAPAN Inc. (Head office: Kanagawa, Japan; President: Akinori Saito), collaborating to promote Health Management®* to improve work-life balance and reform working styles, have announced the February 26, 2020 launch of Health Support Plus, a service designed to help manage employee health.

The need for health management in the workplace continues to grow, affected by Japan’s work environment reforms combined with the continuing decline of the working-age population due to aging. In response to these needs, Otsuka Pharmaceutical is channeling accumulated expertise to make Health Support Plus available to more than four million users of NEOJAPAN’s groupware desknet’s NEO.

Reporting on health support for workers has tended to be limited to comments such as “inadequate measures” or “no outcome.” However, the ability of workers to use Health Support Plus in tandem with everyday functions of desknet’s NEO such as email, schedule management, workflow, and attendance management will make it easy for employees to sustain and make a habit of monitoring their own health.

20200226_1_01.pngdesknet’s NEO interface

Health Support Plus overview: https://www.otsuka.co.jp/knk/pg-info3/

Health Support Plus is a service administered via the Health Support function in desknet’s NEO created though the application of Otsuka Pharmaceutical expertise. The service will include introduction of a Sleep Improvement Program to help support improved sleep habits, which have a significant impact on workplace productivity. After completion of the approximately one-month program, results will be compiled into two different types of reports provided to user companies as feedback. Reports can also be created for and provided to individual participants who can then use them to improve health literacy and lifestyle habits. Reports for management can be used to gain understanding of the health status of their employees and improve the work environment and personnel management. In addition, useful advice on improving lifestyle habits and information on the themes of work and health aimed at bettering health management will be included in each report.

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Sleep Improvement Program (1 cycle)

1. OPC’s The Wise Man’s Sleep Solution with Foods With Function Claim (28 days)

2. Delivery of sleep education materials (total 4 times)

3. Sleep status survey (total 3 times)

4. Feedback based on report results (2 types: one for management, one for the individuals)

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Otsuka Pharmaceutical and NEOJAPAN will continue to evolve and refine products and services that will contribute to improving health and wellbeing, including work styles and lifestyles.

What is desknet’s NEO?https://www.desknets.com/

desknet’s NEO is groupware that comes with a standard 27 applications to improve information sharing and communication and enhance workplace efficiency in organizations. desknet’s NEO links the user to a wealth of options and solutions, including a web conference feature for conducting online meetings, and is used by companies and organizations of all types and sizes, from small and medium sized business to large companies and government agencies. A total of 4,150,000 users (as of January 2020) are connecting with colleagues based on the concept of being able to “work anywhere, anytime, on any device.” Users are supported by the groupware product’s ease of use and high level of functionality.

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Otsuka Pharmaceutical’s health management https://www.otsuka.co.jp/csr/employees/health/

Under the corporate philosophy of ‘Otsuka–people creating new products for better health worldwide,’ Otsuka Pharmaceutical focuses on creating innovative products that contribute to the health of people around the globe. In line with this philosophy, it is important to the company that each and every employee is energetic and healthy. Workers are encouraged to be proactive in understanding their own health, and offered a wide range of initiatives such as health seminars and exercise programs in the interests of taking an active approach to disease prevention and the maintenance and promotion of health. Otsuka Pharmaceutical also supports health management not only within our own workplaces but also in other companies, based on expertise acquired through business activities in both pharmaceutical and nutraceutical business areas.

  • “Health Management” is a registered trademark of the NPO Health Management Study Group.
  • Other company names and product names appearing in this press release are trademarks of the respective companies and affiliated companies.

【The Wise Man’s Sleep Solution Sleep Rhythm Support】https://www.otsuka.co.jp/knk/

The Wise Man’s Sleep Solution Sleep Rhythm Support, an Otsuka Pharmaceutical product with a Foods with Function Claim, is formulated with an asparagus-derived ingredient that helps to regulate sleep-wake rhythms to support quality of sleep and refreshed, revitalized awakening.

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【Company Overview】

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Established:August 10, 1964
Capitalization

20 billion yen

Representative:

Tatsuo Higuchi, President and Representative Director

Headquarters:2-9, Kanda-Tsukasamachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8535, Japan
Employees:5,713 (as of December 31, 2019)
Business:Manufacturing, distributing, exporting, and importing of pharmaceuticals,clinical testing equipment, medical device and equipment, food products,cosmetics, and other related products

NEOJAPAN Inc.

Established:February 29, 1992
Capitalization

¥289.04 million

Representative:

Akinori Saito, Representative Director and President

(name in family register: Akihiro Saito)

Headquarters:2-2-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture 220-8110 JAPAN
Employees:125 (as of January 31, 2019)
Business:Packaged software development and sales; cloud services; planning, design and development of applications and systems

Information in this news release was current as of the original release date.

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