Dr. Sonoo (CEO) and Dr. Iwamoto (Head of Overseas Business Development) were featured in "BeyondER."
Dr. Tomohiro Sonoo, the CEO of TXP Medical Co. Ltd., and Dr. Iwamoto (Head of Overseas Business Development) were featured in the second issue of “BeyondER.”
“BeyondER,” published by Medical Science International on June 30, 2023, is a comprehensive journal focusing on emergency medicine. It covers various topics, including advancements in medical technologies, best practices in emergency care, case studies, research findings, and emerging trends. The journal is a valuable resource for healthcare professionals involved in emergency medicine, offering updates, knowledge sharing, and interdisciplinary collaboration. It aims to enhance the quality of emergency care globally by providing insights, practical information, and evidence-based recommendations. BeyondER is a respected publication that helps professionals expand their knowledge and skills to deliver high-quality emergency care.
Dr. Sonoo was featured in a prominent interview and special feature, while Dr. Iwamoto contributed an article on Indonesia's emergency medicine system.
The articles are as follows.
【Opening Interview】Learning from History, Learning from Other People and Anticipating the Future
Developing the Capacity to Envision the Future and Communicate Effectively
Akira Ikegami (Journalist) × Tomohiro Sonoo (Entrepreneur/Emergency Physician)
【Special Feature 1】The Liberal Arts of Emergency Medicine
Recapitulating the Current State of Operations by Doctor Car and Doctor Helicopter
Tomohiro Sonoo (CEO of TXP Medical Co. Ltd. / Department of Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care, Hitachi General Hospital)
【Part 3】Expanding Perspectives
Emergency medicine care system in Indonesia, a country with remarkable economic growth
Yuta Iwamoto (TXP Medical Co. Ltd. / Head of Overseas Business Development)
【Summary of the article written by Dr. Iwamoto】
Indonesia's population is increasing by millions each year, and the acceleration of its economic growth is also remarkable. On the other hand, it is said that 70% of the deceased in the country pass away even before reaching a hospital to receive the medical care. The country's pre-hospital system is still in its early stages.
Public Safety Centers (PSC) have been established since 2014 as a part of national policy for the purpose of improving the quality of care in emergency medicine and reducing the mortality rate of the victims by traffic accidents. PSCs comprise ambulances, medical practitioners (mainly nurses), and operators in the local center. By the end of 2022, approximately 350 facilities had been set up nationwide, and the ultimate goal is to have 514 facilities in operation by the end of 2024. However, what PSC is and does is not well-known among the Indonesian people yet. According to the survey held in the emergency departments in five hospitals in Jakarta, more than 75% did not even know how to call an ambulance.
Thus Indonesia has a possibility to develop a very different system of emergency medicine from Japan given the low-level awareness and usage of public ambulance service and rapid emergence of alternative means of transportation including ride-sharing services.