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Johnson & Johnson uses virtual reality to train health professionals

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The Johnson & Johnson Institute trains healthcare professionals using virtual reality and app-based simulations, the manufacturer has announced.

The J&J Institute has focused on training that aims to “improve outcomes, increase patient satisfaction and reduce costs” since its November 2017 launch, Johnson & Johnson said.

The initiative aims to annually train more than 125,000 healthcare professionals around the world, across 26 locations as well as online modules. The UK location of the J&J Institute is in Wokingham, Berkshire.

The modules encompass “a variety of specialities, including surgical oncology, cardiology and electrophysiology, obesity, ophthalmic and orthopaedic diseases”, Johnson & Johnson said. “The aim is to deliver innovative educational programmes that foster lifelong learning throughout every stage of a healthcare professional’s career”.

In Europe, the Middle East and Asia, the J&J Institute offers 20 medical specialities, as well as training in surgical techniques to over 27,000 healthcare professionals, at more than 600 multidisciplinary events annually, the manufacturer’s education solutions vice-president Filip Standaert said.

“Increasing access to healthcare education to improve outcomes and enhance the patient experience – while also reducing costs – is crucial,” said the manufacturer’s global education solutions vice-president Sandra Humbles.

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