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Shinichi Sugiura, Associate Professor, Endowment for Medical Systems Management, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine

Operation of a website to search for emergency medical facilities in devastated areas

Research grant

Project Description

In devastated regions we have confirmed that medical institutions start up temporary clinics or offer irregular medical treatment that local self-governing bodies are not aware of, and there is considerable confusion. Our goal is to take the Hospital Navi website that has already been developed and publicized as a medical information database, and use it in devastated regions so that people can easily gain access to medical information. We have asked medical associations in each of the affected prefectures to collaborate with us. We have asked the prefectural medical institutions to participate in Hospital Navi. Inputting data from each medical institution onto Hospital Navi enables the public to use the Internet to search for the locations of medical institutions or any clinics that are currently open. In addition, we have prepared an app for smartphones which can be used in conjunction with the phone's GPS function to show users the location of the nearest medical facility.

Grant year
FY2011 Research Grants
Grant term
1 year and 11 months
May 2011 - March 2013
Grant amount
1,440,000 yen
Activity region
Tohoku Region (Fukushima Prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture, Iwate Prefecture, Aomori Prefecture); Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Showing the locations of medical institutions to map of Iwaki City in Fukushima Prefecture.

Overview of the Organization

Shinichi Sugiura, Associate Professor
Shinichi Sugiura, Associate Professor
Specialist fields
Medical informatics, Medical systems management
Affiliated academic societies
Japan Association for Medical Informatics, European Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, International Society of Oncology Pharmacist Practitioners
Completed a major in medical pharmacy, Meijo University, 1985; Yamada Red Cross Hospital, 1985; Nagoya University Hospital, 1998; Assistant General Manager, Department of Medical Supplies, Nagoya University Hospital, 2002; University of Southern California Regulatory Science, 2004; Lecturer, Medical Business Administration Management, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 2004; Lecturer, Prevention / Early Medical Care Creation Center (concurrent), 2006; current position, 2009; Obtained a doctor of medicine from Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, February 2000. This project aims to link hospitals to hospitals and hospitals to patients, and conducts research into the medical applications of IT.
WEB site
Hiroshi Goma, Endowment for Medical Systems Management, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine
Research record
Recent main research
  • (1) Aichi prefectural perinatal care medical information and information system (2010.7-)
  • (2) Aichi G-P Net (General medical department / psychiatric medical cooperation system (2011.4-)
Recent main papers
  • (1) Hospital Navi -A New Database for Searching Medical Information-Hiroshi Gohma, Mika Asano, Nobuyuki Hamajima, Gen Sobue, Shin-ichi Sugiura Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics (to appear in Vol.16 No.1, 2012)
  • (2) Akira YOKOI, Takashi OUNISHI, Midori NAKATSU, Atsuko SADAKA, Makoto SAKADO, Ai SAITO, Akira MIYAZAKI, Kana YOSHIDA, Kimio MIZIUNO, Madoka FURUHASHI, Kaoru ISHIKAWA, Hiroshi GOUMA, Shinichi SUGIURA, Ta Kinou Keitaidenwa wo Tsuuru to shita Shuusankiiryō Ouju Jouhou Shisutemu (Perinatalytic medical response information system using multifunctional mobile phones as a tool); Journal of the Japan Society of Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine, Vol. 47, No. 3, 611-617, 2011