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MedTech venture "CureApp" supports smoking cessation through "PoC Ground Tokyo," a Tokyo Metropolitan Government project to promote startup demonstration experiments!

CureApp Inc. is participating in the "Tokyo Metropolitan Government Start-up Demonstration Experiment Promotion Project (PoC Ground Tokyo) FY2021 Phase 1" and will provide two types of courses: "one-on-one smoking cessation support course with a smoking cessation specialist" and "smoking cessation treatment course with a doctor" using its online smoking cessation program, "ascure Riraia Communications offers two types of courses: "one-on-one smoking cessation support course by a smoking cessation specialist" and "smoking cessation treatment course by a doctor" using the company's online smoking cessation program "ascure Graduation Course.

Business Details

In this project, CureApp is working on a project called "One-on-one smoking cessation support course with a smoking cessation specialistand "Smoking cessation treatment course by a doctorThe course is free of charge for those who work for Riraia Communications Inc. through the MBK Allied Health Insurance Association.

 The "One-on-One Smoking Cessation Course with a Smoking Cessation Specialist" will provide assistance in quitting smoking through the "ascure Smoking Cessation Program." This program is,Smoking cessation assistance program for private corporations for the convenience of completing the program online.and more than 230 corporations have now adopted the system.

This is a 6-month course that provides accurate support for smoking cessation according to the individual's condition and concerns through a combination of general medicines, interviews with experienced nurses, public health nurses and pharmacists, and a smoking cessation support application developed by a respiratory physician. Participants enter their daily status into the app and use various functions to learn correct knowledge and coping methods for quitting smoking. In addition, six months after the end of the program (in principle), we will check the progress of smoking cessation using a special kit.

For more information on the ASCURE Graduation Program, click here.

 The "Physician's Cessation Course" is based on the "Standard Smoking Cessation Treatment Program" as described in the Standard Procedures for Smoking Cessation Treatment.Visit a smoking cessation clinic onlineThe online smoking cessation outpatient program in this course is available through the online medical service "curon" provided by MICIN Co. The online smoking cessation outpatient clinic in this course will be conducted at the Hibiya International Clinic of the Blue Cross Society of Medical Corporation using MICIN Corporation's online medical service "curon".

*There is no interview by an instructor in the "Physician-led smoking cessation treatment course". In addition, the "ascure smoking cessation" application and program are non-medical devices and non-medical treatments.

Background of Implementation and Future Prospects

For smokers who wish to quit smoking through this project,A "total solution for smoking cessation" that proposes optimal online smoking cessation support services tailored to an individual's nicotine dependence level and intention to quit smoking.We will conduct a demonstration experiment to establish a

By providing smoking cessation solutions that accommodate new lifestyles changed by the impact of the new coronavirus, we will of course help those who are trying to quit smoking to succeed in their efforts to quit,Contribute to solving social issues such as reducing medical costs and preventing passive smokingI will do so.

In addition, the "Behavior Change Stage Model" derived from research on smoking cessation is being widely practiced with regard to diet, exercise, and other health-related behaviors. Therefore, by collecting approaches tailored to the Behavior Change Stage Model for "smoking cessation" in this demonstration, and by accumulating and analyzing the effects of support,Assumed to be the groundwork for future lateral expansion into other prevention areas (hypertension, fatty liver, alcohol dependence, etc.)The company is doing so.

We aim to realize an ideal society by advancing prevention and treatment through the power of technology and solving social issues surrounding the fields of prevention and medicine.

MBK United Health Insurance Association Comments

Online smoking cessation support apps are,More convenient than a typical outpatient smoking cessation program, and easier to maintain due to the multifaceted support system.Therefore, we believe that this program will be a tool that will help those who want to quit smoking or quit smoking but are unable to take the first step to succeed in quitting without difficulty. We hope that this project will raise participants' health awareness and encourage companies to engage in "health management.

Comments from Rirea Communications Inc.

We have been working on a support system for smoking cessation and graduation in the past, but it has not led to the desired results.Online smoking cessation support apps are more convenient and supportive than traditional onesWe expect that this will lead to the success of the smoking cessation program. Through this initiative, we hope to realize an environment in which all employees can work with a smile and vigor, and to promote "health management.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Startup Demonstration Experiment Promotion Project (PoC Ground Tokyo) website

【【About CureApp Inc.]

CureApp Inc. is a MedTech venture that conducts research, development, manufacturing and sales for the creation of programmed medical devices for disease treatment based on advanced software technology and medical evidence. It is a "one-stop-shop forThe app has the effect of curing disease.In order to be the first in Japan to realize a new medical service called "Therapy App ®︎", which is an application to treat diseases.

In August 2020, we obtained regulatory approval for the nicotine dependence treatment application and CO checker, the first disease treatment application in Japan, which was included in the insurance coverage in December of the same year.

Other treatment applications currently under research and development at ®︎ are

  • Hypertension Treatment App(Joint research with Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Jichi Medical University, clinical trial completed and regulatory application pending)
  • NASH (Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis) Treatment Application(Under joint development and clinical trials with the University of Tokyo Hospital)
  • Alcoholism Treatment App(Joint research with National Hospital Organization Kurihama Medical Center, Independent Administrative Institution, and clinical trials started at Okayama City General Medical Center Okayama City Municipal Hospital)
  • Cancer Patient Support Treatment App(Under joint development with Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited)

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In addition, we will utilize the knowledge we have accumulated through the development of the treatment application for medical institutions, ®︎, to develop a mobile health program for private corporations calledascure Graduation Program", "Specific Health Guidance Corresponding ASCURE Graduation Programand has been introduced by many companies and health insurance associations, including more than 230. In addition, utilizing our expertise in both the medical and private corporate sectors, we have also developed an online smoking cessation treatment "ascureDr. Graduated smoking TMWe also provide a "one-stop-shop" service.

Furthermore, based on the model created in Japan, we plan to gradually expand it globally as a "digital health solution from Japan.

*"Treatment App" and "CureApp SC" are registered trademarks of CureApp, Inc.

CureApp Company Profile
President and Representative Director: Kota Satake
Head Office: Kodenmacho YS Building 4F, 12-5 Kodenmacho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Business activities: Development of programmed medical devices and mobile health-related services business

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