On Friday 19, May, 2017, Hitostubashi University and Singapore Management University held a Webinar, a workshop using a Web conference system, titled “Ageing and Healthcare Economics and Management.” From SMU two research projects, iCity Lab (SMU-Tara Consultancy Services’ (TCS’) Intelligent Cities Project) and CREACentre for Research on the Economics of Ageing), and from Hitotsubashi University the Research Center for Health Policy and Economics participated in the Web workshop, which connected three locations, Japan, Singapore and New Zealand.
Nearly three-hours workshop included 4 research presentations and discussion. SMU introduced their projects, in particular the presentations focused on Database and on the use of ICT for supporting senior people. From Hitotsubashi University, two members of the center presented their recent research; Dr. Yumika Shirase presented a case study of community-based integrated care systems in a city in Hokkaido and Dr. Hiroki Hayashi presented a research on utilization of ICT for watching over elderly people after introduced the new healthcare policy of Japan.
This Webinar was held as an activity of SIGMA*.
*SIGMA (Societal Impact and Global Management Alliance): A world-wide alliance of 9 universities which have strength in Social Science.
Alliance membersCopenhagen Business School (Denmark)
 ESADE Business School (Spain)
 Fundacao Getulio Vargas (Brazil)
 Hitotsubashi University
 Renmin University of China (China)
 Singapore Management University (Singapore)
 Universite Paris Dauphine (France)
 University of St. Gallen (Switzerland)
 Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria)
iCity Lab (SMU-Tara Consultancy Services’ (TCS’) Intelligent Cities Project)
CREA(Centre for Research on the Economics of Ageing)
Singapore Management University (SMU)