JAPAN - Scouting Israeli Digital Health Tech

Arno Froese

A few months ago, the first opportunity opened up for Israeli digital health startups to collaborate with one of the world’s biggest telecommunications companies. The company in question is NTT—Nippon Telephone and Telegraph Corporation, which has set up NTT Innovation Laboratory Israel.

NTT Research has three labs: physics; encryption technology; and digital health. The physics lab mainly researches quantum physics applications for telecommunications and computing. “The aim is to solve unsolved problems within a reasonable time,” says Kazuhiro Gomi, president and CEO at NTT Research, Inc. The encryption division deals with the development of the next generation of blockchain, while the aim of the digital health division is “to promote health through making future preventative health services accessible, and providing a personalized solution with the full participation of the patient.”

This will not happen within ten years, Gomi admits, “But perhaps within 30-40 years. Initially, we’ll develop limited systems that the doctor runs. Today, for example, if a doctor wants to know the right dosage for a blood thinning drug, he can calculate it in accordance with various parameters of the patient, but he doesn’t always have the time and leisure to do that.

“We set up our headquarters in Silicon Valley because it’s easier to reach the best people there, but we already have people working in Israel, Germany, and other parts of the US.”

-en.globes.co.il, 23 March 2022

Arno's Commentary

NTT is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and employs over 300,000 people. Many would ask, what’s this all about? That question is answered with, “outsourcing information technology consulting.” Their website states: “NTT DATA—a part of NTT Group—is a trusted global innovator of IT and business services headquartered in Tokyo. We help clients transform through consulting, industry solutions, business process services, IT modernization and managed services.”

Most elderly cannot fully comprehend the function and future plans of these tech-based companies. Yet, as is evidenced, this giant corporation is seeking talent from among Israel’s pool of highly-qualified scientists.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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