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      Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies Launch CareAdvantage, a Suite of Holistic, Insights-Driven Capabilities to Help U.S. Health Systems Navigate Value-Based Care

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      NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – January 9, 2017 – To help health systems navigate the impact of the changing health care landscape and optimize patient care, there’s now CareAdvantage from the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies.* CareAdvantage is a holistic, data-driven approach, grounded in insights, that accesses the broad clinical, consumer and operational capabilities of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. It will be available immediately in the U.S., with a phased rollout throughout the world to meet local requirements.

      New delivery models are shifting the focus from volume to value and leading a rapid transformation that is impacting health systems, clinicians and patients alike. To help drive health care toward greater value-based purchasing, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has established goals through 2018 that shift to alternative payment models. As part of these goals, by 2018 HHS aims to have 90 percent of Medicare fee-for-service payments directed toward value-based purchasing approaches tied to quality or value[i]. CareAdvantage is designed to meet this goal and help bring value at every point along the care pathway, whether the focus is on an episode of care or population health.

      “As health care continues to change, health systems and their suppliers must work in close alignment to find ways to meet the opportunities and challenges of value-based care,” says Tim Schmid, Chief Strategic Customer Officer, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies. “CareAdvantage begins by listening to and understanding individual health system needs, leading to a customized plan of action to help deliver value at every point along the care pathway.”

      CareAdvantage starts with a discussion to understand a health system’s specific objectives, priorities and challenges, and then combines these insights with deeper, data-driven analyses to identify opportunities to make the most impact. A rigorous on-site assessment validates these findings to deliver a focused action plan drawing on deep capabilities and expertise in clinical pathways, consumer and patient insights and engagement, and operational efficiency, with targeted metrics linked to each health system’s goals.

      CareAdvantage is focused on capabilities in the following areas:

      Care Pathways harnesses more than 130 years of Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies experience across the episode of care in diverse therapeutic areas, including orthopaedics, cardiovascular, surgical oncology, and obesity, by leveraging capabilities in digital care navigation, episode performance improvement, hip fracture care, infection risk management and procedural standardization.

      Consumer and Patient Insights and Engagement leverages the deep expertise of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies in understanding what motivates human behavior to achieve desired health outcomes, and knowledge of how to translate consumer and patient insights into actionable opportunities along the care pathway with targeted capabilities in the overall patient journey, including orthopaedics. These include PATIENT ATHLETE™, a program designed to help patients prepare for and recover from orthopaedic surgery using science-based principles from the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute®, and consumer marketing expertise.

      Operational Efficiency draws on the strong track record of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies in helping health systems improve efficiency, minimize complexity, and reduce costs through order performance, inventory management, and logistics strategies. Capabilities include end-to-end supply chain optimization and perioperative efficiency.

      For more information on CareAdvantage from the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, visit

      About the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies
      The Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies’ purpose is to reach more patients and restore more lives. Having advanced patient care for more than a century, these companies represent an unparalleled breadth of products, services, programs and research and development capabilities in surgical technology, orthopaedics, cardiovascular and specialty solutions with an offering directed at delivering clinical and economic value to health care systems worldwide.

      About Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc.
      Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. provides contracting, supply chain and business services to commercial customers and intermediary partners of U.S.-based Johnson & Johnson companies, including hospital systems, health plans, distributors, wholesalers and the U.S. government.

      *CareAdvantage from the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies is offered through Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Systems Inc.

      The Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies comprise the surgery, orthopaedics, and cardiovascular businesses within Johnson & Johnson’s Medical Devices segment.

      [i] Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), January 26 2015, Better Care. Smarter Spending. Healthier People: Paying Providers for Value, Not Volume, available at

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