New Brunswick, NJ (November 2, 2017) – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced that its Family of Companies has formed the Johnson & Johnson Institute to provide comprehensive professional education focused on helping healthcare professionals improve outcomes, increase patient satisfaction and reduce costs in a value based care environment. The curriculum includes on-site classes, virtual reality and app-based surgical simulation training to help clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals address the demands of today’s health care delivery system in developed as well as emerging markets, such as Brazil and China.
“Around the world, significant disparities in healthcare professional education and training, coupled with a shortage of health workers, means that some patients and consumers are unable to benefit from the latest medical knowledge and expertise,” said Sandra Humbles, Vice President, Global Education Solutions for Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies.* “Globally, healthcare systems face resource challenges, increasing numbers of patients that lack access to quality healthcare and the continuous need for professional training on new technologies and procedures. Increasing access to healthcare education to improve outcomes and enhance the patient experience – while also reducing costs – is crucial. The Johnson & Johnson Institute will harness the breadth, reach, resources and collective passion of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies to address these needs.”
The Johnson & Johnson Institute brings together 26 professional education facilities and a network of online education and collaborative partnerships across multiple specialties to deliver innovative educational programming to enhance and expand upon what health care professionals learned in medical school. To overcome barriers to educational access in remote areas, the Johnson & Johnson Institute will offer some of its classes in smaller satellite locations.
“As part of the world’s largest healthcare company, the Johnson & Johnson Institute is uniquely able to serve the healthcare community with a global network of dedicated professional education locations and online programs, deep on-staff expertise across multiple specialties and access to world-renowned faculties,” said Ian Davies, Vice President, Global Professional Education and Development for Johnson & Johnson Vision. “Across Vision and all of our specialties, we are committed to continuing our innovation in this area and developing programs that will foster an environment of lifelong learning for generations of global clinical and administrative health care professionals throughout every stage of their career.”
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Caring for the world one person at a time inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Our approximately 132,500 employees at more than 250 Johnson & Johnson operating companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.
About the Johnson & Johnson Institute
The Johnson & Johnson Institute educates more than 125,000 health care professionals each year around the world. Education efforts span 26 locations and online modules, encompassing a variety of specialties, including surgical oncology, cardiology and electrophysiology, obesity, ophthalmic and orthopaedic diseases. To learn more, visit www.jnjinstitute.com.
*The Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies comprise the surgery, orthopaedics, and cardiovascular businesses within Johnson & Johnson’s Medical Devices segment.