J&J Institute Telementoring has been used to deliver remote education globally, including training in collaboration with the AO Foundation.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that some in-person interactions could be done more easily and more efficiently remotely. And this has changed expectations among healthcare providers (HCPs) for how they want to learn and collaborate. That’s why the Johnson & Johnson Institute is expanding its commitment to telementoring – a method of intra-operative, peer-to-peer education to support the safe and effective adoption of the company’s products.
By leveraging the latest digital technology, J&J Institute Telementoring creates an interactive learning experience an HCP can access from anywhere on their mobile device or laptop. It’s already been used to deliver more than 250 remote preceptorship and proctorship training events in 20 countries and has the potential to significantly expand access to experts and opportunities to learn.
Exchanging Knowledge and Skills in a Collaborative Environment
The platform uses advanced hardware and software solutions to provide real-time video of an HCP performing a procedure from different camera views. Remote participants are given access to multiple video feeds, images, and other intraoperative information they would normally see if they were standing in the room. Augmented Reality (AR) allows the use of digital annotations overlaid on a live video feed of the operative field making the instruction more visual and intuitive. Two-way audio and visual communication throughout the training facilitates dialogue to advance product and procedural knowledge.
And while this method does not completely replace the experience of learning in person during a procedure, in some instances telementoring can provide a better view of certain techniques, enhancing the experience. Telementoring can also be more personalized, allowing the learner to focus on certain aspects of the procedure by controlling the view they see, and zooming in on what they are most interested in. These capabilities contribute to why J&J Institute Telementoring has seen an 80-90% favorability when compared to in person proctorships and preceptorships.
“Connecting expert physicians with learners is a valuable part of education journeys across all medical devices. As operating rooms around the world are becoming more digitally enabled, it is allowing us to bring telementoring to our customers,” said Jason Shields, Director Worldwide Professional Education, Digital Education Strategy. “Because telementoring doesn’t require travel, time away from work and the associated costs – it breaks down barriers to learning. We’re committed to partnering with the healthcare community globally to make this method of continuing education more scalable and accessible.”
What HCPs say about J&J Institute Telementoring:
“Telementoring allows me to coach a new surgeon in real time. I can see the image on my laptop at home in high definition, I can see exactly what the surgeon is seeing, and I can comment and critique.” Phillip Woodworth, MD FACS, General Surgeon
“What a virtual platform does is it gives Johnson & Johnson the ability to provide remote proctoring and preceptoring. It connects people remotely, closes the gap from distances, and asserts appropriateness of procedures and techniques. It’s essentially connection.”
Gustavo Cumbo Nacheli MD FCCP DAABIP Interventional Pulmonologist
“The telementoring pilot allowed me to connect with other surgeons from the comfort of my office. It facilitated the exchange of knowledge and experience in an on-demand fashion without the hassle of traveling somewhere else.” Lam Nguyen, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon
iBased on post event survey data from the Johnson & Johnson Institute
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