The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics and Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG Group), which are promoting education in the field of medical ICT (Information and Communication Technology), have recently concluded an industry-academia collaboration agreement with the National Hospital Organization Kyoto Medical Center (Director: Ikuo Konishi, 1-1 Fukakusa Mukohata-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City).With this agreement, both parties will work hand in hand to promote R&D and education in the field of medical ICT.
The agreements were signed in writing by Kyoto Computer Gakuen (Chancellor Akira Hasegawa) and Kyoto Joho Gakuen (Chancellor Wataru Hasegawa) with Kyoto Medical Center, respectively.The program includes: o Dispatch and introduction of faculty members (lecturers) in charge of medical subjects o Implementation of student internships o Cooperation for the compilation and analysis of medical information and joint research o Holding ICT education and training sessions for medical staff.
ICT has become a core part of various industries. In the field of medicine, in particular, ICT is rapidly advancing with the spread of order entry systems, electronic medical records, medical image analysis, clinical data analysis, medical fee statement and billing management systems (receipt computers), telemedicine systems, and so on.However, in the medical field, there is an overwhelming shortage of personnel who have both basic knowledge of medicine and medical care and ICT.In response to this, Kyoto Institute of Information Science has established a next-generation industry course that includes a medical health program, and Kyoto Computer Gakuin has opened a three-year medical information course and a two-year medical administration course in its business studies (B studies) program, focusing on the development of human resources who can work in ICT-enabled medical fields.
The KCG Group has been promoting a variety of initiatives for the broad use of ICT, starting with the establishment of Japan's first Department of Automobile Control at Kyoto Computer Gakuin in 2005, which linked automobiles and ICT, and then focusing on Japan's world-class pop culture by establishing the Contents Business Course at Kyoto Institute of Information Science, and the IT Voice Actor Course and the Manga/Anime Department at Kyoto Computer Gakuin.In addition to medical care, the Next Generation Industry Course at Kyoto Institute of Information Science has themes and programs in fintech (financial IT), agricultural IT, and marine IT, as well as the Department of Applied Informatics at Kyoto Computer Gakuin.