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General overview

Stage of development: Complete

Policy sector: Health

Start date of service provision: Aug 2018

Capital raised (minimum): 0 (USD 0)

Max potential outcome payment: JPY 8.79m


In Japan, there is a system to cover the cost of prescription drugs with health insurance. Some patients tend to visit multiple medical institutions for their same diseases frequently due to mental anxiety. In order to deal with this problem, Cancerscan analyzes the receipt data to identify people in Beppu City and Nakatsu City who take duplicate medication. Next, Cancerscan sends notes to the service users to encourage them to consult their doctors about their medication. In addition, Cancerscan prepares a flyer to remind people to carry their medication handbook, which Beppu City, Nakatsu City, and Bungo-Ono City distribute to pharmacies.The goal of these efforts is to achieve the necessary and sufficient prescriptions for patient's good health.

Target population

Nakatsu and Beppu residents who are taking duplicated medication (Bungo-Ono City did not conduct any interventions by identifying individuals).



  • Japan

Service delivery locations

  • Beppu City
  • Nakatsu City
  • BungoOno City, Oita Prefecture

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