Johnson & Johnson’s Health and Wellness Solutions unit has introduced the Health Partner, a connected digital platform to help patients recover from knee, hip or weight loss surgery.
The new Health Partner platform consists of three connected digital tools: a website that provides education and resources before treatment even begins; a mobile app to help guide a patient through surgical preparation and recovery, and a care portal designed for providers and health systems to enable real-time interaction throughout a patient’s treatment journey.
Health Partner will be offered to health systems as part of CareAdvantage from the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, an approach designed to help health systems realize better care by aligning the broad capabilities of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies to their individual needs. Information on the new platform can be here.
“Healthcare is personal, and helping people achieve their best health is deeply rooted in our commitment as a healthcare company,” said Sandra Peterson, Group Worldwide Chair, Johnson & Johnson, in a press release. “Health Partner has been designed with the ‘whole person’ experience in mind to help ensure better engagement between patients and their healthcare team, and get patients back to living their lives – because we know that will help enhance efficiencies and quality of care.”
James Demetriades, vice president of operations at Princeton HealthCare System, an active Health Partner pilot site, said in a written statement that the new service aims to lower the chances of readmission and increase post-operative care.
We believe the ability to customize a patient’s care path to their physical and emotional needs is critical for recovery. We want our patients to go home happy, with restored function and little to no pain,” he said.