Transforming Professional Education Through Collaboration: Johnson & Johnson Institute Hosts First Global Education Council Meeting.
Building on the company’s strong heritage of supporting those who provide care to others, the Johnson & Johnson Institute hosted the first Global Education Council Meeting at one of its newly rebranded facilities in Raynham, MA, to continue to raise the bar on professional education.
In today’s fast-paced world, time is of the essence – whether in the board room or the operating room. As surgeons grapple with increased time constraints and demographic changes, they also face growing pressure to improve their skills and the patient experience and to increase value outcomes, amplifying the need for an anytime-anywhere approach to learning.
To address the changing needs of health professionals amidst a rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, the Johnson & Johnson Institute convened the first-ever meeting of its Global Education Council comprised of clinical experts from general and orthopedic surgery, interventional radiology and those in the areas of education and innovation.
Over two days, Council members worked with Institute leaders to brainstorm new ways to deliver world-class educational experiences and transform the Institute’s professional education ecosystem with the patient at the center. The inaugural event was held in Raynham, MA at the newly rebranded J&J Institute facility where healthcare professionals learn, connect, innovate and share knowledge.
While Council members brought unique perspectives to our discussions, we all agreed that medical education must go beyond the didactic to include innovative, experiential and interactive learning methods that are convenient and help surgeons incorporate new techniques and technologies in their ongoing practice to meet the needs of our surgical workforce now and in the future,” said Dr. Robin Blackstone, Bariatric Surgeon, Banner University Health Center in Phoenix, Arizona. “We need to break down the barriers that are slowing the evolution of connectivity, support and mentorship, and continue to focus on quality and access that will be key to delivering the best possible outcomes for patients.”
“No matter your location or specialty, one thing is clear: the advent of digital technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, as well as video-based assessments, is fundamentally changing the way health professionals learn and how much time is required to do so,” said Tom Affeld, Senior Director, Worldwide Professional Education, Johnson & Johnson. “The insights and shared knowledge from our esteemed Global Education Council members will be invaluable in helping us evolve our integrated education ecosystem and communities so we can provide optimal learning environments for those on the frontlines of care, and ultimately shape the health of future generations. We are grateful for the Council members’ time and contributions and look forward to future collaboration.”