Taipei, Taiwan, and Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan, August 1, 2012
- Dr. Ming J. Chien, the Chairman of FIC has signed a Letter of Intent on
healthcare business with Toshio Iwamoto, the President and CEO of NTT DATA
Corporation on August 1, 2012. NTT DATA and FIC will jointly develop advanced
healthcare-related services utilizing various technologies including
wireless-health, mobile-health, and M2M (Machine-to-Machine) note 1
In recent years, collection and utilization of information in the healthcare
services sector including medical and nursing care services in developed
countries has become increasingly important. As a result, new business
opportunity in technology-oriented, advanced healthcare services using sensor
devices and mobile terminals has emerged.
Home-based medical care and remote medical diagnosis services enable healthcare
service providers to improve efficiency and treat patients outside hospitals.
M2M technology directly links monitoring devices with IT systems and fully
automates monitoring process without requiring human operation.
NTT DATA is actively expanding its overseas business and enhancing service
delivery. NTT DATA acknowledges the healthcare business sector as a “growth
engine” and is diversifying business in this sector. With regard to M2M
technology, NTT DATA is planning to utilize its M2M total solution “Xrosscloud®”
in the healthcare sector.
At the same time, FIC develops medical-related products for the healthcare
sector. FIC also has strength in wireless technology, which can be utilized in
About NTT DATA
(1) Name of the
corporation: NTT DATA Corporation
(2) Head office:
Toyosu Center Building, 3-3, Toyosu 3-chome Koto-ku, Tokyo
(3) Year of
(4) Capital: 142.52
billion JPY (calculated on March 31, 2013)
(5) President and
CEO: Toshio Iwamoto
(6) Number of
employees: 59,000 (Group)
Operation: Data Communication Businesses
NTT DATA will continue to actively develop and provide advanced healthcare
services in developed countries that face the challenges of growing healthcare
costs. In addition, NTT DATA will expand its healthcare business in the emerging
market where similar challenges are expected.
More specifically, since business in advanced healthcare services such as mobile
healthcare is flourishing in the U.S., NTT DATA will use its overseas offices
and aggressively expand business in the US healthcare services market.
With established technological strength in the motherboard market, FIC produces
specialized, value-added devices and hardware components. FIC has good customer
bases in the corporate PC and tablet markets in North America and Europe. FIC
also has an extensive business portfolio including software development and SI
business related to its hardware products. FIC and NTT DATA have established a
joint venture company (First Data Systems, Inc.), which is operated in the
financial business sector. In addition, FIC has business ties with the Formosa
Plastics Group note 2.
Note 1: M2M
Abbreviation of Machine to Machine. Automated two-way communication service
between remote devices and IT systems over wireless and wired networks.
Note 2: Formosa Plastics Group
One of the largest conglomerates in Taiwan with its petrochemical company as the
core business. Chang Gung Medical Foundation owns Chang Gung Memorial Hospital,
Chang Gung Health and Culture Village (nursing care facility), Chang Gung
University (medical and nursing school), and Chang Gung Medical Technology
(manufacturer of medical equipment). Chang Gung Memorial Hospital has about
12,000 beds in total within the group hospitals and is one of the largest
hospital chains in Asia.
*“Xrosscloud” is a registered trademark of NTT DATA Corporation in Japan.