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Introducing the Johnson & Johnson Institute
November 02, 2017
Introducing the Johnson & Johnson Institute
The new Johnson & Johnson Institute fulfills professional education needs in a value-based care environment.
In a world where medical technology and knowledge are rapidly advancing and increasingly complex, access to leading experts and hands-on training for new innovations, including products, procedures, and technologies, has become paramount. Remarkably, by 2020, the sum of medical knowledge is expected to double every 73 days.1
Johnson & Johnson’s longstanding commitment to professional medical education over the past 130 years continues with the introduction of the Johnson & Johnson Institute. The J&J Institute combines comprehensive global educational programs to harness the size, reach, resources and collective passion of Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies to enhance human health.
By 2020, the sum of medical knowledge is expected to double every 73 days.1
The Institute’s educational programs focus on helping healthcare professionals optimize patient care in a value-based care environment. This means helping healthcare providers reduce costs, improve outcomes and increase patient satisfaction. With professional education options to suit learning preferences, geographic location, and schedules, the J&J Institute fosters an environment of lifelong learning for generations of global healthcare professionals throughout every stage of their careers.
“As the world’s largest healthcare company, Johnson & Johnson understands the pressure hospitals and clinicians are under to provide patient care as effectively and efficiently as possible,” said Sandra Humbles, Vice President, Johnson & Johnson Global Education Solutions for Medical Devices.
“From learning the safe and effective use of new implant systems to interacting with a renowned expert during a complex surgical procedure, we provide educational experiences to help healthcare providers stay current in their specialties despite the rapid pace of change in medicine.”
With 26 locations around the world, the Institute enables access to the latest medical technologies and the opportunity to network with global colleagues in state-of-the art facilities. For clinicians, the J&J Institute staff and expert faculty facilitate training on everything: from new procedures that reduce complications and length of stay, such as minimally invasive surgeries, to providing surgeons with the opportunity to practice on virtual reality simulators to reduce procedure variability.
Sandra Humbles, Vice President, Global Education Solutions, Medical Devices
The latest virtual reality training software and educational techniques are used by the J&J Institute, both onsite and through downloadable mobile apps that run on smartphones. These new technologies enable surgeons to experience a realistic simulation of many different types of procedures in a safe, controlled environment.
“With advances in virtual simulation technology, it’s now possible to create a very realistic surgical experience where surgeons can take their time to learn new procedures in a way that’s not possible in an operating room,” said Humbles.
The Institute also provides medical professionals, including those in remote geographies, with around-the-clock access to online courses and education to help reduce the need to travel.
"Healthcare professionals can take courses at the Johnson & Johnson Institute facilities or online to suit their schedules. Over 130,000 Eye Care Practitioners are alumni of the institute, accessing our educational offerings anytime, from anywhere,” said Ian Davies, Global Head of Professional Education and Development for Vision Care. “With a broad range of webinars and videos, eye care professionals sharpen their skills and keep their vision care knowledge current, no matter where they are.”
In Recife, Brazil, surgeons practice on bariatric surgery simulators at a satellite J&J Institute, providing a rare opportunity to learn surgical skills outside the operating room in this part of Brazil.
…the number of patients who lack access to quality healthcare and the rapid pace of new technology, that inspires all of us.
Through the physical locations, online modules and numerous educational collaborations with prestigious educational organizations such as the Vision Care Society along with the AO, which has trained more than 600,000 healthcare professionals over the past half-century, Johnson & Johnson Institute’s aim is to provide the best professional education possible to help healthcare professionals improve their patients’ lives.
“The professional education provided by the J&J Institute is another way Johnson & Johnson is fulfilling the commitments made in Our Credo to put the needs and well-being of the people we serve first,” said Humbles.
“When we look globally at challenges healthcare systems around the world face, the number of patients that lack access to quality healthcare and the rapid pace of new technology, that inspires all of us at the J&J Institute to innovate in education so we can be part of the solution.”